Governor Vetos Bill Against Death Penalty In Connecticut

June 5, 2009

Connecticut (ChattahBox) – The movement to abolish the death penalty in America has been sent back a step after Governor M Jodi Rell ( R ) vetoed a bill that would have made life in prison the penalty for murder.

A report from Raw has quoted Governor Rell as saying that “there are certain crimes so heinous, so fundamentally revolting to our humanity, that the death penalty is warranted.”

Though the majority of the Senate in the state of Connecticut is Democrat, it looks unlikely that the veto will be overturned, and so executions will still be upheld during this current administration.

The decision is a huge upset for those who have been lobbying for the abolishment of the death penalty, under grounds that often those executed turn out to be innocent, and that the act of killing prisoners under state and federal law is a human right issue.

There are currently 35 states that still allow executions, including Texas, Utah, and Florida.


Comments

One Response to “Governor Vetos Bill Against Death Penalty In Connecticut”

  1. Tom19474 on June 5th, 2009 5:31 pm

    Start by eliminating the Death Penalty AND Life in Prison.

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