Saturday, 15 December, 2018

Leaders Weigh in on Governor Rauner's Controversial Death Penalty

Illinois Governor proposed death penalty for murderers and those who kill police Rauner unveils plan on gun control and partial death penalty re-instatement
Kenny Thornton | 15 May, 2018, 11:32

But Robert Dunham, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center in Washington, D.C., said IL is rife with examples of recanted eyewitness testimony and confessions beaten out of suspects by police.

Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday proposed bringing back the death penalty for mass killers and people who gun down police officers, tying his plan to legislation that lengthens the waiting period for rifles and shotguns and adds other gun restrictions. Those restraining orders would require "clear and convincing evidence for 6-month prohibitions on possession", Rauner said Monday via Twitter.

"We want to raise the standard because we recognize legitimate concerns about the death penalty", Rauner said.

Politicians up for election hunt everywhere for voter support, so very few proposals cause us to do spit takes.

Rauner, an unpopular first-term governor facing a tough road to re-election in November, used his amendatory veto authority to add capital punishment and other provisions to the gun bill, including a ban on bump stocks, the rifle-firing speed accessory used in a mass shooting in Las Vegas previous year. "Individuals who commit mass murder, individuals who choose to murder a law enforcement officer, they deserve to have their life taken". The death penalty issue in IL was examined and debated for years in light of notorious incidents of wrongly convicted defendants sent to death row. He says he knows through experience that the death penalty isn't easy on either end of the spectrum.

Tim Cook indirectly targets Facebook and Google with his privacy speech
But Zuckerberg hit back, saying: 'You know, I find that argument, that if you're not paying that somehow we can't care about you, to be extremely glib.

Nebraska recently came close to abolishing the death penalty before reversing course. A court would need to find the defendant guilty "beyond all doubt", versus the standard determination of "beyond a reasonable doubt", he said. In his address Monday, the governor credited work by House Republicans on a public safety task force that included Brady, who indicated support for numerous governor's proposals. The death penalty provision is part of an amendatory veto of legislation that would have put a 72-hour waiting period for the purchase of assault weapons in place.

But even if someone was found guilty of Death Penalty Murder, imposing a death sentence would still be left to the discretion of a judge. They are an extended 72-hour waiting period for gun purchases, a ban on bumpstocks, the ability for law enforcement to disarm individuals they deem unsafe, after due process, and holding the courts accountable by making them explain why charges are reduced in plea agreements for violent offenders.

"The death penalty should never be used as a political tool to advance one's agenda", Cullerton said in a statement. The American Civil Liberties Union of IL urged state lawmakers to reject the governor's proposal in a statement released Monday, saying, "Seven years after IL ended the flawed, racially-biased death penalty in our state, Governor Bruce Rauner today used an amendatory veto to write this ineffective system back into law". It would apply to offenders 18 and over that prosecutors charge with killing peace officers or two or more people without lawful justification. "We are intent on avoiding wrongful convictions and the injustice of inconsistency".

"On its merits, the governor's proposal is a awful idea", she said.

Recommended

  • Full WWE Raw Spoilers For Tonight

    Full WWE Raw Spoilers For Tonight

    Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt for the Raw Tag Team Titles official for later in the show during a backstage interview. This allowed Natalya to lock in the Sharpshooter on Morgan to pick up the win via submission.
    Simpson marches to four-stroke Players triumph

    Simpson marches to four-stroke Players triumph

    Walker, who struggled all of past year with Lyme disease, had his best finish since he won the 2016 PGA Championship. Lee therefore finished -12 overall which was good enough to finish tied seventh for the event at TPC Sawgrass.
    Sunanda Pushkar death case

    Sunanda Pushkar death case

    The court is likely to take cognizance of the charge sheet on May 24, where the Delhi Police would press for summoning Tharoor. Tharoor's wife, Sunanda Pushkar , was found dead in a Delhi hotel in January 2014, prompting an investigation by city police.
  • New volcanic lava fissure in Hawaii prompts more evacuations

    New volcanic lava fissure in Hawaii prompts more evacuations

    Plant workers last week as a precaution removed 50,000 gallons (189,265 liters) of a flammable liquid stored at the site. Cracks along the highway have worsened in the last few days, with authorities fearing even more fissures could form.
    Off-duty policewoman shoots armed robber attacking group of moms

    Off-duty policewoman shoots armed robber attacking group of moms

    Da Silva, a corporal in the military police, received praise for her actions at a ceremony in her honor on Sunday. A Brazilian mom has been celebrated as a hero for shooting an armed robber outside a school in São Paulo.
    How Much Iranian Oil Can Trump Disrupt?

    How Much Iranian Oil Can Trump Disrupt?

    Trump has frequently voiced his opposition to the "insane" deal, which he has described as the "worst ever". But there are those within Iran's government who are less certain of the agreement's longevity.
  • CRPF jawan killed, civilian injured in Jammu and Kashmir

    CRPF jawan killed, civilian injured in Jammu and Kashmir

    Officialsources said that a joint team of 55 RR, SOG and CRPF at village Chinar bagh, Mohalla Takya in Barpora Pulwama. The exchange of fire continued for over 2 hours, during which CRPF trooper Mandeep Kumar was critically injured.
    Oil gains on OPEC report; USA  crude discount to Brent deepens

    Oil gains on OPEC report; USA crude discount to Brent deepens

    On Monday, however, markets were held in check by news of a rise in US drilling for new oil production. The weekly rig count data from GE's Baker Hughes division is expected at 1 p.m. on Friday.
    Dilip Vengsarkar praises Virat Kohli for choosing county cricket over Afghanistan Test

    Dilip Vengsarkar praises Virat Kohli for choosing county cricket over Afghanistan Test

    "They should have concentrated more on the England tour", he said. (I know that) The Indian A team is going (to England ). India will play five Tests, three one-day internationals and three T20s against England .
  • First Lady Melania Trump Had Kidney Surgery This Morning

    First Lady Melania Trump Had Kidney Surgery This Morning

    Melania Trump has visited schools, hospitals, and families who were dealing with the effects of the opioid epidemic. The latter can be caused by previous trauma such as a auto accident or a biopsy, he said.
    US loses mediator role in Israel-Palestine peace process

    US loses mediator role in Israel-Palestine peace process

    Russia's acting Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said an worldwide agreement should not be overturned unilaterally. And several European leaders tried to persuade President Trump not to do this either.
    Trump has put America in the worst of all possible worlds overseas

    Trump has put America in the worst of all possible worlds overseas

    The Obama-era deal was dumped earlier this week by the United States , and surprised many of its allies who are part of the deal. He has said that Iran "will not accept any restrictions beyond its commitments" to comply with global rules in the years ahead.

Chinese airliner makes emergency landing after cockpit window falls out Chinese airliner makes emergency landing after cockpit window falls out A Chinese pilot was almost sucked out of a plane with 119 passengers aboard when one of the cockpit windows fell out mid-flight. Chinese social media users praised the pilots for landing the flight safely without incurring any passenger injuries.

PD: 16 arrested after "Poor People's Campaign" protest in Hartford PD: 16 arrested after They had scheduled protests at state capitols across much of the eastern United States on Monday, according to their website . At issue are several policies they believe are heartless, if not cruel, to poor people.

USA blocks call for independent Gaza inquiry at United Nations : diplomats USA  blocks call for independent Gaza inquiry at United Nations : diplomats Iran's Foreign Ministry on Monday urged Muslims to unite against USA relocation of embassy in Israel, the state TV reported. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, however, described Trump's decision as the "slap of the century".

Reid treated for pancreatic cancer Reid treated for pancreatic cancer House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) tweeted, "Harry Reid has never been one to shy from a fight, and this is surely no different. He suffered serious injuries in an exercise accident in 2015, and he did not seek re-election the next year .

Khloé Kardashian reveals who gave her the idea for True Thompson's name Khloé Kardashian reveals who gave her the idea for True Thompson's name And as many fans wondered why she was all by her lonesome, perhaps it was all an active effort by Khloe Kardashian herself. An insider shared: "Khloe is feeling nothing but happiness right now".

10 kids removed from California home; mother denies abuse 10 kids removed from California home; mother denies abuse During their separation from their parents, eight of the children reportedly spoke with detectives about the situation. Allen was arrested May 11, and charged with seven counts of felony torture and nine counts of felony child abuse.

Mahira Khan becomes first Pakistani actor to debut at Cannes Mahira Khan becomes first Pakistani actor to debut at Cannes While Sonam rocked the red carpet last night in a gorgeous Ralph and Russo collection, Anand has been chilling in New Delhi. Looks like Sonam will never cease to stun us as she makes every day a gorgeous day with her lovely pics and classy outfits.

Modi to hold informal summit with Putin next week Modi to hold informal summit with Putin next week He further said that both the leaders will also discuss their respective national developmental priorities and bilateral matters. The Modi-Putin summit will be followed swiftly by Modi travelling to Indonesia and Singapore, and then China for the SCO summit.

CBS Sues National Amusements For Voting Control, Stops Viacom Merger CBS Sues National Amusements For Voting Control, Stops Viacom Merger NAI is the parent company of both CBS and Viacom , which were separated by Sumner Redstone in 2005. National Amusements also controls around 80% of the voting shares of Viacom .

Alves on his World Cup-ending injury and Brazil's chances Alves on his World Cup-ending injury and Brazil's chances Alves , 35, tore his ACL on Tuesday during Paris Saint-Germain's French Cup final victory against Les Herbiers. Worryingly for Tite , there is no outstanding natural replacement for Alves in the right-back slot.

Injured Neymar Named In Brazil World Cup Squad Injured Neymar Named In Brazil World Cup Squad Brazil are in Group E with Costa Rica, Serbia and Switzerland, and play their first match on Sunday, 17 June. The Brazilians will play friendlies against Croatia in Liverpool on June 3 and Austria in Vienna on June 10.

Europa is venting water into space, old spacecraft data suggest Europa is venting water into space, old spacecraft data suggest McGrath: "Gee, I really should check to see if any of them line up with any of the claimed plume detections", from Hubble. However, according to Phillips, that kind of mission also has its limitations when it comes to discerning habitability.

Manhattan nanny gets life in prison for murdering 2 children in Manhattan nanny gets life in prison for murdering 2 children in The nanny's lawyer had argued that Ortega was mentally sick and could not be held liable for the youngsters's deaths . Kevin Krim eviscerated Ortega for not pleading guilty and forcing the case into a courtroom.

Were Analysts Bearish Pennon Group Plc (LON:PNN) This Week? The company is also involved in the property management and development, telecommunications, and insurance businesses. The stock of Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.B) earned "Hold" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, December 6.

Mutual Admiration: Waffle House Hero Meets Parkland Students Mutual Admiration: Waffle House Hero Meets Parkland Students Parkland student and activist David Hogg, 17, tweeted , "Wow just, wow", about the breakfast with Shaw. Since the Waffle House shooting, Shaw has been an advocate for gun control reform.