Washington State Supreme Court declares death penalty unconstitutional

Washington becomes the 20th state to abolish capital punishment, and the eighth in the last 11 years.
1:11 | 10/11/18

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The State's Supreme Court decision today. Will stand as a beacon for equal justice in the state of Washington. Equal justice is a hallmark. Of democracy. In assuring equal justice. Is a dedicated pursuit. And requirement. For the state or Washington. I've been long convinced that the death penalty in the state of Washington. Does not pass that test it has been an equal. It today that you martian in State Supreme Court effectively ended it. It is clear for equal justice. That for the same crime there ought to be the same penalty. The Supreme Court recognized. That that was not happening in the state of Washington. And ended the death penalty. It is a system. That is not fair it is a system. That is. Racially disproportionate. It systematic it's a system that is that what it's not one case is a system. And that's what that's that's what it's that he was so powerful and that's why in my view the street report relied on it.

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