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Gov. Inslee wrong on death penalty | Letter

So is this how Gov. Jay Inslee “energizes” his base — by suspending the death penalty? Inslee “walked through the steps of an execution.” So what? And he met with the people on death row. Again, so what?

All he did was fortify a pre-conceived bias against the death penalty. Oh yeah, he “met with the victims families.” Likely just long enough to say that he met with the victims families.

Inslee claims to be worried about the cost of prosecuting the death penalty. I recall candidate Inslee, who cost the state $1 million to have a special election a few weeks early. I don’t remember his concern then. How many prosecutions would $1,000,000 fund?

These nine people on death row are the worst of the worst. Their heinous crimes deserve the death penalty several times over. And Inslee tries to claim the cloak of humanitarianism. Unfortunately it drips blood red from all the innocent victims.

Denny Andrews, Bellevue



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