Briggs cites progress in death penalty vote
Even though the proposition to repeal the death penalty was turned down by California voters, local proponent Supervisor Ron Briggs said he is elated by the outcome.
An active supporter of the proposition, Briggs said, “the vote on Tuesday took away any question of’ if the death penalty would be eliminated, but when.
“A year ago those supporting the death penalty were at 63-64 percent and now they are at 52-53 percent. The campaign in the last year has knocked down those in support of the death penalty and I think it’s a tremendous victory actually.” ...