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Gov. Inslee and the death penalty | Letter

Oregon and Colorado have also placed moratoriums on executions and it hasn’t seemed to impact (either positively or negatively) the elections. I don’t know how this will impact Gov. Jay Inslee’s re-election bid in 2016, but I think it will probably not, which will also make it less likely to impact future elections. I do like Inslee’s statement where he says about the convicted prisoners on death row: “I don’t question the guilt or the gravity of their crimes. They get no mercy from me. But I do not believe their horrific offenses override the problems that exist in our capital-punishment system.”

Cathy Wittel



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