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Posted on November 4 at 8:50 a.m.
I am an appellate defense attorney. While I do not do death penalty cases, I am very familiar with sentencing statutes and am all for repeal of the death penalty. Death will be replaced with what we attorneys called LWOP, life WITHOUT the possibility of parole. There is NO possibility of parole with this sentence. It is very different from a sentence of "25 years to life in prison" -- where the defendant can be paroled (and really never is) at the 25 year mark. LWOP has no such parole possibility and is another, more painful and extended (in my opinion) form of death. While I might expound on the nature of prison life here, I won't, other than to say it is cheaper in the long run. There is no room for wishful thinking that the death penalty can be implemented without very extended appeals under our constitutional structure. Get over that fantasy.
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Posted on December 19 at 9:55 a.m.
These crimes are not included in the California Three Strike law. It is irresponsible to make such factually inaccurate accusations.
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