Death Penalty Repeal Receives Hearing in Olympia
Posted: February 18th, 2015 under Councilmember Burgess.
This 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):