CO Gov Jared Polis Says He'd Sign Bill to Repeal Death Penalty

Colorado Democrats have re-introduced a bill to repeal the state's death penalty law. If it passes, Colorado will be the 21st state to ban the death penalty.

Our new Governor, former Congressman Jared Polis, says he will sign the bill if it passes. (In a Denver Post article, he said he also might then grant clemency to the three men on Colorado's death row, all of whom were prosecuted in Arapahoe County and all of whom are African-American.)

The bill will get its first hearing Wednesday. If you are a Colorado voter, please email your Representative and Senator (find them here)and urge them to pass this bill. You can read the bill here and follow its progress. And send thanks to Gov. Jared Polis.

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    Sounds promising (none / 0) (#1)
    by McBain on Tue Mar 05, 2019 at 01:33:34 PM EST
    I hope it passes.  The death penalty is wrong for so many reasons.  

    I am sure Chris Watts (none / 0) (#2)
    by Chuck0 on Thu Mar 07, 2019 at 01:02:20 PM EST
    would like to see this pass. And soon!

    I am against the death penalty but this guy deserves whatever happens to him after reading his own account of him murdering his two daughters.

    He has plead guilty... (none / 0) (#3)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Fri Mar 08, 2019 at 01:16:49 AM EST
    and will not face the death penalty for the murders of his pregnant wife and two young daughters.