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April 29, 2009

Colorado death penalty repeal bill continues moving forward

As detailed in this local article, a bill in Colorado to repeal the state's death penalty continues to march forward:

A proposal to eliminate the death penalty in Colorado has cleared another hurdle. The Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee backed the measure (House Bill 1274) Wednesday at the urging of families of murder victims.  The bill now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee for another vote....

The bill would take the money now being used to prosecute death penalty cases, about $1 million a year, and use it to investigate cold cases instead.  Opponents, including most of the state's district attorneys, say families are being given false hope that their crimes will be solved.

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Oh no! Crime victims want to *repeal* the death penalty? This can't be. I thought all people who oppose the death penalty must be hatefully unconcerned about victims. Could it be that some crime victims don't see the death penalty as the only humane response to their grief? Could it be that some abolitionists do care about crime victims? Doug, you better take this post down before Kent and Federalist's heads explode or before their angry defense of crime victims is revealed as mere anger.

Posted by: dm | Apr 30, 2009 12:22:07 AM

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