(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – Yesterday, while even shocking and angering some of her closest supporters and constituents, Kate Brown, the outgoing Democrat Governor of Oregon who leaves office at the end of the year, commuted the death sentences of everyone on Oregon’s death row.
According to National Review in “Oregon Governor Commutes the Sentence of Every Death-Row Inmate in State”:
“Oregon governor Kate Brown said Tuesday that the state’s 17 death-row inmates will be spared execution and will instead have their sentences downgraded to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
“‘I have long believed that justice is not advanced by taking a life, and the state should not be in the business of executing people — even if a terrible crime placed them in prison,’ the outgoing Democratic governor said in a statement.
“She added: ‘This commutation is not based on any rehabilitative efforts by the individuals on death row. Instead, it reflects the recognition that the death penalty is immoral. It is an irreversible punishment that does not allow for correction.'” [emphasis added]
What is your opinion about the outgoing Democrat Governor of Oregon, who leaves office at the end of the year, commuting the death sentences of everyone on Oregon’s death row just days before she leaves office? Do you think the death penalty is immoral? Please share your thoughts and views by emailing [email protected]. Thank you.
Oregon governor Kate Brown said Tuesday that the state’s 17 death-row inmates will be spared execution. https://t.co/nxQ4H5zk9Z
— National Review (@NRO) December 14, 2022