California voters have decided to retain the death penalty for the state’s worst criminals, rejecting the argument that too few death row inmates are executed to justify the cost.
Having tried and failed before to abolish California’s death penalty on moral grounds, capital punishment foes took a new tack this election season: state finances.
A look at the pros and cons of Proposition 34, which could end California’s death penalty.
Death penalty opponents in California are trying a new argument this year: Abolish capital punishment because the perpetually cash-strapped state just can’t afford it.
Three former California governors joined prosecutors and families of murder victims Tuesday to urge voters to reject a ballot proposal next week that would abolish the state’s death penalty.
On CBS 5, Natasha Minsker and Stephen Wagstaffe argued the case for and against Prop. 34, which would repeal the death penalty in California.
A new Field Poll shows California voters split over a November ballot initiative seeking to repeal the death penalty.
Some of the more high-profile members of Silicon Valley’s social and financial scenes are writing big checks in support of the proposition that would abolish capital punishment in California, dwarfing the opposition’s fundraising in the process.
If the election for President of the United States were held today, Barack Obama would defeat Mitt Romney and cement California’s 55 electoral college votes into the Democratic column, according to a newly released KPIX-TV CBS 5 poll of likely voters.