• Search Council Connection



  • Council Photostream



    Archives





Death Penalty Repeal Receives Hearing in Olympia

BrokenGavelThis morning the House Judiciary Committee of the Washington State Legislature held a hearing on HB 1739, legislation that would repeal the death penalty in favor of a sentence of life in prison.

As I've written previously, the death penalty delivers a false promise of safety and justice.

I traveled down to Olympia this morning to give testimony to the committee in support of the legislation; many other advocates, community members, and family members of victims did the same.

Here is the video of my testimony to the Committee (it may take a few seconds to load): 

© 1995-2016 City of Seattle