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Here’s where 8 major bills stand as the Colorado General Assembly barrels toward the end of its work 25.3.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
The first three months of the 72nd General Assembly have gone by at a breakneck pace. Here's a look at where major legislation stands.
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Essential Politics: End of the Mueller investigation starts new partisan battles 25.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

More than 48 hours after the world learned the nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 presidential campaign was over, very few people have actually seen the report submitted by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.

But the summary of the report — sent to Congress...

Christchurch attack: New Zealand's Ardern orders top-level inquiry 25.3.2019 BBC: Front Page
Jacinda Ardern orders the highest level of public inquiry to examine if more could have been done.
The death penalty is wrong, but it's still the law in California 23.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In his laudable zeal to undo California’s dysfunctional capital punishment system, Gov. Gavin Newsom may be taking things a step too far. He told reporters Thursday that he is contemplating a ban on county district attorneys seeking the death penalty in capital-eligible cases. As great as it would...

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Americans need to see the Mueller report — now 23.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning. I’m Paul Thornton, and it is Saturday, March 23, 2019. Thanks to all the readers who pointed out my error in this space last week, when I wrote incorrectly that the L.A. Marathon was taking place on March 17, when it is in fact set for tomorrow, March 24. Let’s take a look back at...

She was sentenced to death for murdering her kids, and her ex-husband strongly objects to governor's reprieve 23.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The salty marine air was coming off the bay as we crossed the grounds of San Quentin State Prison just before midnight and entered the building that houses the death chamber.

It was December 2005, and I was about to witness an execution. Stanley “Tookie” Williams, one of the early leaders of L.A.’s...

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2020 presidential candidates want to abolish the death penalty. Experts want them to think bigger. 23.3.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Several Democratic presidential contenders have taken to Twitter recently to express their enthusiastic approval of California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) announcement earlier this month that he plans to suspend executions in the state. “Inspired!” said Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), calling the death penalty “immoral” and “ineffective.” Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) wrote that capital punishment is […]
Gov. Newsom may prohibit new death sentences, setting up possible conflict with Becerra 22.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A week after issuing an executive order imposing a blanket moratorium on the execution of California death row inmates, Gov. Gavin Newsom said he is considering a plan to prohibit any new death sentences in local criminal cases.

Newsom’s pronouncement could create conflict with another top Democratic...

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'Delhi Crime' Gang Rape Could Start Global Conversation 22.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"It’s very easy for people outside of this place to look at it and say: ‘Oh my god, it’s unsafe, I would never go there.'"
Colorado’s Sen. Michael Bennet near presidential announcement, sources say 21.3.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is taking the final steps toward becoming the second Colorado Democrat in the 2020 race for president, with an announcement possibly coming as soon as next week, sources familiar with his plan have told The Denver Post.
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Bias in the justice system is real, and the death penalty reveals it 21.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When Gov. Gavin Newsom suspended the death penalty in California last week, he cited an “ineffective, irreversible and immoral” process that, from trial to execution, is tainted by racial discrimination.

African Americans bear the brunt of the bigotry; they’re the most overrepresented on death...

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Gov. Gavin Newsom is developing a bad habit: ignoring the will of voters 21.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Gov. Gavin Newsom has drawn heavy flak for kissing off the voters on capital punishment. He’s also ignoring promises made to voters when they supported a gas tax and vehicle fee increase.

This could be a dangerous trend for the new governor. If a powerful elected official were perceived as two-faced...

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Vote on death penalty repeal on hold in Colorado Senate 21.3.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
An expected debate and vote on repealing the death penalty was delayed Wednesday in the Colorado Senate amid questions about whether it has the votes to pass.
Why Turkish leader is showing Christchurch attack video 20.3.2019 BBC: World
The Turkish leader's use of footage from the New Zealand shootings is vintage Erdogan, says Mark Lowen.
Who is on Colorado’s death row? 20.3.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Three men await execution at the Colorado State Penitentiary while the state's political figures debate the future of the death penalty in Colorado.
Debate over ending Colorado’s death penalty part of national conversation 20.3.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Across the United States, but especially in the West, the death penalty is falling out of favor with prosecutors, juries, courts and state lawmakers from both parties. Now Colorado lawmakers are debating whether to repeal it here.
Death penalty repeal bill divides Colorado district attorneys — the very people who choose whether to pursue execution 20.3.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The 22 Coloradans who decide whether a person should face the possibility of execution are divided on nearly every aspect of the death penalty and whether state lawmakers should end the practice.
Who cares how condemned inmates feel about Gov. Newsom’s execution moratorium? 20.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: The front-page article casting convicted murderer Douglas Stankewitz in a sympathetic light was deeply offensive.

This man claims he was framed for a murder that took place 41 years ago, yet two separate juries have found otherwise. Whether he fired the gun that killed 22-year-old...

The New Zealand Massacre 20.3.2019 NewsBusters
Last week in New Zealand, a self-avowed white supremacist targeted two mosques and streamed his bloody killing spree on social media. There are at least three condemnations that should result from the massacre. The first condemnation is for the act itself. The callous slaughter of people at prayer is part of an age that has devalued life, from unrestricted abortions, to street shootings and other terrorist ...
Aurora juvenile male dies of gunshot wound 19.3.2019 Denver Post: Local
A juvenile male who was shot Monday in an Aurora parking lot has died of his injuries.
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