Push to abolish death penalty moves forward
There’s a continued push here in Colorado to abolish the death penalty:
The bill to abolish the death penalty in Colorado and create a cold case unit is moving forward in the state legislature.In a 7-4 vote, the House Judiciary Committee approved the measure Wednesday. State Representative Paul Weissman, a Democrat from Louisville, says abolishing the death penalty could save millions of dollars which could go elsewhere.
Anyone who knows me knows that I am morally opposed to the death penalty. I don’t see any difference between the state killing someone or a citizen killing someone. Both are wrong.
The issue is being debated in a different way here in Colorado, though. Instead of debating the morality of the issue, it is being approached from a financial point-of-view. That is just different enough that it might pass!