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Fla. governor reassigns 21 cases, citing prosecutor's stance against death penalty

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday took away 21 more first-degree murder cases from Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala because she refuses to seek the death penalty.

All of them will be handled by State Attorney Brad King, who serves Lake, Marion and three other counties


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We had the same problem back in the 70s with Rose Bird and her refusal to follow the law, appointed by Brown, they turned to moonbeam, the same moron Gov we have today, and yes, some of these death row inmates were finally released to reactivate, though oddly enough google refuses to give names.
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Fla. governor reassigns 21 cases, citing prosecutor's stance against death penalty

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday took away 21 more first-degree murder cases from Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala because she refuses to seek the death penalty.

All of them will be handled by State Attorney Brad King, who serves Lake, Marion and three other counties


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Good for Gov. Scott. Now, when will the racist charges begin?
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Good for Gov. Scott. Now, when will the racist charges begin?

Should not be long, State Attorney Aramis Ayala.

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First a disclaimer: if the state law provides for the death penalty under certain circumstances in 1st degree murder cases, then it is incumbent on the prosecutor to pursue the death penalty when those cases arise, regardless of their personal opinions on the matter. If they do not, they should be fired.

That said, I am personally opposed to the death penalty for the basic reasons that A: Law enforcement is not perfect, even with the high end technologies available today, including DNA evidence and the like. and B: I have personally followed too many cases in which the prosecution was more politically motivated than justice motivated. Death is too final an option when there is even a minimal chance we could end up saying "OOPS!" a few years down the road.

THAT said, I am also very heavily in favor of revamping the penal system such that prisons are at least partially (MOSTLY) self sustaining. Why should we, the public, be forced to pay convicted criminals to play pool all day in pool facilities the rest of us would be paying $1.50/game or $5.00/hour to play? Why should the law abiding public pay for convicted criminals to work out in gyms that we pay $80/mo or more to join? And I will but mention cable TVs in all the cells except extreme high security facilities.

One of the purported purposes of the penal system is to rehabilitate criminals so they can be returned to society as productive citizens. And, admittedly, there is that small percentage who actually are capable of rehabilitation. SO - put them to work! Let them tend farming areas that produce a large portion of the produce they eat. Let them learn trades such as wood working and metal smithing, and sell the products on the open market. Those who work earn credit to pay for their food, clothing, laundry services, toiletries, etc, as law abiding citizens have to provide for themselves on a daily basis. And if they work HARD enough, then they can earn extras like cable TV, gyms and gaming rooms. The more prison life emulated the rest of society, the easier the transition for criminals who are released with terms served. (Parole and such - another topic...)

If they don't want to work, then they get the very, very basics: just enough nutrition to sustain life in its most basic form (beans and rice, unsalted, 3 times a day with a bowl of plain spinach at dinner - 7 days a week) a padded concrete platform to sleep on (no blankets or pillow) and a supervised walk around an empty room twice a day.

Revamp the penal system so the inmates actually have to put in some personal effort to sustain themselves, and then we would not have to worry about the costs of long term incarceration for those whose stay is "life without parole." Make the non-necessities something to strive for, just as the rest of society must do so prison is something to be avoided, rather than a mild inconvenience to be tolerated. Under those conditions, a life sentence without parole would be the worse option, rather than a needle in the arm.

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We had the same problem back in the 70s with Rose Bird and her refusal to follow the law, appointed by Brown, they turned to moonbeam, the same moron Gov we have today, and yes, some of these death row inmates were finally released to reactivate, though oddly enough google refuses to give names.

That's why I use Bing.
Here's the first page of results I got for:

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Condemned Inmate List (Secure) - California Department of
www.cdcr.ca.gov/Capital_Punishment/docs/CondemnedInmateListSecure.pdf
Death Row Tracking System ... CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION ... Death Row Tracking System Condemned Inmate List (Secure)

California's death row, with no executions in sight, runs ...
www.latimes.com/local/crime/la-me-ff-death-row-20150330-story.html
The proposed expansion of death row is possible because California's prison population outside of death row has fallen sharply, ...

California | Death Penalty Information Center
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Location of Death Row/Executions: ... and released him ten years after he was ... California’s Death Row is the largest in the country with over 700 condemned ...

Offender Information Reports - cdcr.ca.gov
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The percentage of felons released to parole in California during a particular ... Numerous reports and information on capital punishment and inmates on death row in ...

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Capital punishment in California ... Another study released in 2011 found that since 1978 capital punishment has ... 708 male death row inmates were held at ...

Recidivism Rates | Prison Reform | CIP
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Death Penalty Issues; ... A recidivist is a person who is released from prison and who later ... Recidivism rates by state vary but California is among the highest ...

Death Penalty Statistics – Statistic Brain
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Death Penalty Statistics: ... Current number of Death Row inmates: ... Number of people released from death row with evidence of their innocence: 130:

A List of Murderers Released to Murder Again! - Wesley Lowe
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A SHORT LIST OF MURDERERS RELEASED TO MURDER AGAIN ... California. Killed an infant ... Demps was sent to death row for the murders of R.N. Brinkworth and …

Sacramento region death row inmates | The Sacramento Bee
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California’s Death Row is the nation’s largest, ... Death Notices; FAQ; ObitMessenger; ... Sacramento region death row inmates

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"The recidivism rate for lifers on parole is ... A California death row inmate imprisoned for 21 years dropped ... Serial killer released from death row kills ...

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... there is that small percentage who actually are capable of rehabilitation. SO - put them to work!

When you call 1-800-BUCKEYE to get Ohio tourist information,
it's prison inmates who take the call and mail out the brochures.

(So don't tell them WHEN you're going on vacation!
They might tell their friends on the outside,
and you just gave them your address, sooo...)
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I have this idiot trying traffic cases for the rest of her career.
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I have this idiot trying traffic cases for the rest of her career.

The city would make no money that way.   :lol: :lol: :lol:
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