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Virginia Abolishing the Death Penalty

Once a state that used capital punishment frequently, Virginia is on the verge of abolishing the death penalty.

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State lawmakers gave final approval Monday to legislation that will end capital punishment in Virginia, a dramatic turnaround for a state that has executed more people in its long history than any other,” according to the Associated Press.

“The legislation repealing the death penalty now heads to Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, who has said he will sign it into law, making Virginia the 23rd state to stop executions…

“Virginia’s new Democratic majority, in full control of the General Assembly for a second year, pushed the repeal effort, arguing that the death penalty has been applied disproportionately to people of color, the mentally ill and the indigent…

Republicans raised concerns about justice for victims and their family members, and said there are some crimes that are so heinous that the perpetrators deserve to be executed.”

Share your opinion in the comment section. Should all states and the federal government abolish the death penalty? Why or why not?

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13 Comments

  1. Richard Hull says:

    Before Virginia (I used to like Virginia) abolishes the death penalty it needs to execute Governor Northam. He is the worst “thing” that ever happened to Virginia.

  2. Daniel Stewart says:

    Anti death penality advocates like to quote “Thou shalt not kill” from the bible to rationalize their anti death penality position. The original wording of this scripture in Hebrew is “Thou shalt not commit murder.” Anti death penality advocates say the death penality does not prevent murder. While that is true, the death penality does prevent the convicted murderer from ever killing again. What about mass murderers and serial killers and in some cases rapists? How can you argue they do not deserve death?

  3. Bill Tierbbb says:

    Two points:
    How come we can’t kill a criminal but we can kill unborn babies?

    Why do we add these people to a lifetime welfare list for workers to pay for?

  4. Richard J Recupero says:

    as a practicing Catholic i am in agreement with our holy father that capitol punishment is a mortal sin so i believe we should abolish it now

    • Laurence says:

      If you are a Catholic you must be aware that the Bible states “An eye for an eye.” Why should a vicious criminal be allowed to live when they have taken the life of another innocent person? This regulation will merely add additional burdens to the taxpayers. It costs over $60,000 to keep just ONE worthless criminal in prison for a year.

  5. Calico Native says:

    Here we go, if I sneak into a jewelry shop and still diamonds costing a million it is mine to keep this time even if the judges know I stole them. Right? Only next time they want to make sure I can’t sneak in to steal again?
    “Judge” C. Thomas can give himself life in prison without the possibility or parolee for the decision he made. We have ass kissing cowards for judges who violate our constitution.

  6. Stephane says:

    Keep paying 187000 dollars per year to feed and give those criminals the best life on earth!
    I like the laws in SINGAPORE

  7. Terrie Wyatt says:

    The stupid Dems think it’s okay to kill the unborn but not hardened criminals, they are a sick bunch of hypocrites.

  8. David D'Anna says:

    Northam and Virginia continue to be FOOLS!! the LEGISlature is a JOKE And Northam needs to be removed and Tarred and feathered! My fiends in Virginia are doomed since now the Communist/Socialists Party has fully taken over Their State! Well, All I know is, Thank GOD that here in North Dakota, You are DEAD if you kill another person!! It’s Worse if I catch you stealing or Robbing my family, You’re NOT getting away with it..I’ll SHOOT YOU CROOKS RIGHT THERE and THEN!! And there won’t be any costs to the People of our state!

  9. I am not for capital punishment, but believe all States should have that choice, keep the Feds out of this!

  10. Steve Welch says:

    Typical democrat mindset ! They don’t have a sane thought of their own that Satan doesn’t manipulate! The sad part is they are too blind spiritually to see it. Puppets on a string for the underworld

  11. maxibaby says:

    Okay! They will come to regret that stupida$$ decision! I hope everytime one of their loved ones and/or friends is viciously murdered they remember this moronic move! It’s going to be doubly difficult when the murderer is BLM/antifa which the Dems also support! RIGHT?

  12. rick says:

    Virginia abolishes the death penalty, but for criminals, it’s ok to kill innocent victims & not suffer more than a jail term? Virginia is for SUCKERS!

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