execution

Reader Input: Executions are cruel, expensive

What a surprise! We managed to screw up yet another attempt to kill one of our criminals with the latest debacle in Oklahoma. We should be getting better at this, since we are one ...

Reader Input: Perhaps we could bring back guillotine

Oh the tears I have had for reading and listening to the news about the “botched” execution of a killer. Oh, wait! The tears are not for the killer. The tears are for ...

Panel tells Sierra College students about state’s death penalty flaws

  Hundreds of Sierra College students packed the Dietrich Theatre in Rocklin to capacity Thursday to listen to a panel discussion from legal experts on California’s dea ...

Cut crime and save money

Do you want to save state taxpayers billions of dollars, eliminate an inefficient and wasteful program, help crime victims and help law enforcement to catch more killers and rapist ...

US must exit execution cave

Seven out of nine witnesses recanting their coerced testimony and more failures in the initial police “investigation” than can be enumerated here were not enough to create a do ...

Vote to drop death penalty

The defendants in two recent Placer County homicides could have death penalty charges filed against them. What will District Attorney (Scott) Owens do? Will he cause incalculable ...

Life without parole costs less

Gov. (Jerry) Brown could save taxpayers billions of dollars with the stroke of a pen. He would only need to commute the sentences of the 703 death row inmates to life without parol ...

Sentence killers to life in prison

Only one of 100 California death verdicts have resulted in an execution. The executions occur about 30 years after the crime. The system will cost $1 billion over the next five ye ...

Innocent are often executed

Re: “Send criminals to the next level,” (Reader Input, April 23). Ah, another myth: Only the truly guilty get the death penalty. The fact is that innocent people are at risk o ...

Send criminals to the next level

RE: “Death penalty costs too much,” (Reader Input, April 21). The tax dollars we could save should be called “Education by Execution,” by actually following through and re ...