Calif. Governor To Place Indefinite Moratorium On Death Penalty: It’s ‘Inconsistent With Our Bedrock Values’

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“I do not believe that a civilized society can claim to be a leader in the world as long as its government continues to sanction the premeditated and discriminatory execution of its people,” Gov. Gavin Newsom plans to say. Newsom also cited cost and racial disparities as reasons for his decision.