Letters to the Editor

End legalized murder

Does everyone know that California spends $130 million a year on carrying out the death penalty? Saving money is not the only reason to end legalized murder — the death penalty — and support Proposition 34.

It is a barbaric way to punish convicted criminals; it has been documented that it is not a deterrent; and it kills people who after the execution are found innocent due to new evidence!

Life in prison without possibility of parole, rather than brutal execution, will protect society from criminals and save our society from the immoral act of executing another human being. Please vote “yes” on Proposition 34.