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7 years ago  ::  Dec 18, 2007 - 5:33PM #1
rocketjsquirell
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New Jersey has eliminated the death penalty after an exhaustive study of the evil institution. If you would like to read the report of the New Jersey Death Penalty Study Commission you can find it at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/committees/dpsc_final.pdf

The New Jersey Death Penalty Study Commission concluded in a report issued in January that the penalty did not meet evolving standards of decency, that the state could not guarantee an innocent person would not be executed and that the unused law — no one had been executed in the state since 1963, even though it was reinstated in 1982 — was unfair for victims' families seeking swift justice.

Fifty-two people have been sentenced to death in New Jersey over the last quarter-century, but most times those sentences were overturned. There were eight people on death row — one since 1983 — until Sunday, when Corzine commuted their sentences. Among the death row inmates is Jesse Timmendequas, a repeat sex offender who committed a crime in 1994 that eventually led to the passage of Megan's Law.

Celeste Fitzgerald, director of New Jerseyans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, the main grassroots organization pushing for the repeal, said the new law would ensure "justice is swift and certain."

"It's a day of progress for the state of New Jersey and for the millions of people across our nation and around the globe who reject the death penalty as a moral or practical response to the grievous, even heinous, crime of murder," said Governor Corzine, who said he signed the legislation "with pride."
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7 years ago  ::  Dec 19, 2007 - 10:10AM #2
LittleBuddha73
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Go New Jersey!
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6 years ago  ::  Apr 26, 2008 - 9:33PM #3
divalicious
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[QUOTE=rocketjsquirell;148917]New Jersey has eliminated the death penalty after an exhaustive study of the evil institution. If you would like to read the report of the New Jersey Death Penalty Study Commission you can find it at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/committees/dpsc_final.pdf

The New Jersey Death Penalty Study Commission concluded in a report issued in January that the penalty did not meet evolving standards of decency, that the state could not guarantee an innocent person would not be executed and that the unused law — no one had been executed in the state since 1963, even though it was reinstated in 1982 — was unfair for victims' families seeking swift justice.

Fifty-two people have been sentenced to death in New Jersey over the last quarter-century, but most times those sentences were overturned. There were eight people on death row — one since 1983 — until Sunday, when Corzine commuted their sentences. Among the death row inmates is Jesse Timmendequas, a repeat sex offender who committed a crime in 1994 that eventually led to the passage of Megan's Law.

Celeste Fitzgerald, director of New Jerseyans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, the main grassroots organization pushing for the repeal, said the new law would ensure "justice is swift and certain."

"It's a day of progress for the state of New Jersey and for the millions of people across our nation and around the globe who reject the death penalty as a moral or practical response to the grievous, even heinous, crime of murder," said Governor Corzine, who said he signed the legislation "with pride."[/QUOTE]



Well, the Governor was a weak piece of crap. He did society- no favors.
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6 years ago  ::  Apr 27, 2008 - 6:25AM #4
becca97
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[QUOTE=rocketjsquirell;148917]New Jersey has eliminated the death penalty after an exhaustive study of the evil institution. If you would like to read the report of the New Jersey Death Penalty Study Commission you can find it at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/committees/dpsc_final.pdf

The New Jersey Death Penalty Study Commission concluded in a report issued in January that the penalty did not meet evolving standards of decency, that the state could not guarantee an innocent person would not be executed and that the unused law — no one had been executed in the state since 1963, even though it was reinstated in 1982 — was unfair for victims' families seeking swift justice.

Fifty-two people have been sentenced to death in New Jersey over the last quarter-century, but most times those sentences were overturned. There were eight people on death row — one since 1983 — until Sunday, when Corzine commuted their sentences. Among the death row inmates is Jesse Timmendequas, a repeat sex offender who committed a crime in 1994 that eventually led to the passage of Megan's Law.

Celeste Fitzgerald, director of New Jerseyans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, the main grassroots organization pushing for the repeal, said the new law would ensure "justice is swift and certain."

"It's a day of progress for the state of New Jersey and for the millions of people across our nation and around the globe who reject the death penalty as a moral or practical response to the grievous, even heinous, crime of murder," said Governor Corzine, who said he signed the legislation "with pride."[/QUOTE]

A day of progress indeed. good for New Jersey :) lets hope that more Us states and Nation States make the DP a thing of the past also.

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