Jump to content
Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -
Still Waters

Washington state abolishes death penalty

6 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Still Waters

The Supreme Court of the state of Washington has ruled that the death penalty violates the state’s constitution.

With today's decision, Washington becomes the 20th state to abolish capital punishment, and the eighth in the last 11 years. Three other states have governor-imposed moratoria in carrying out executions —- all also issued in the last decade.

Thirty states and the federal government provide for the imposition of death as a sentence for some homicides.

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/washington-state-supreme-court-declares-death-penalty-unconstitutional/story?

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
seanjo

Still a thing under Federal Law I believe, perhaps an American can confirm/correct me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Farmer77
1 hour ago, seanjo said:

Still a thing under Federal Law I believe, perhaps an American can confirm/correct me.

Yes there is still a federal death penalty but each state dictates their own laws as it relates to punishments.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sci-nerd

Welcome to the 21st century Washington!

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Robotic Jew

Good. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
OverSword

About time.  I don't trust the government and they most certainly should not have the right to decide life or death for a human.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.