Paul Comiskey

Death penalty backers now urge its end

Judge (Donald) McCartin of the Orange County Superior Court sentenced nine California men to death. He firmly believed in the death penalty and did everything he could to assure er ...

Anti-gun crowd deceives public

Criminal defense attorney Paul Comiskey would have us believe that there was a citizen with a gun in the crowd at the massacre of Congresswoman Gabriella Giffords and her constitue ...

Citizenry needs its firearms

Tuesday, April 3, was irony day in the Auburn Journal. On page A4, Paul Comiskey told us that his 40 years experience as a criminal defense attorney has proven that self-defense gu ...

This country is addicted to war

I beg to differ with the gentle writer who recently chided the pacifists for demonstrating and said that although no one wants war it is sometimes necessary (Cleona Duncan, Reader ...

Is Perry pro-life or pro-death?

(Texas) Gov. Rick Perry gave a speech at Liberty University in Virginia. The Rev. Jerry Falwell, Jr. said in the introduction that Governor Perry is the most pro-life official in A ...

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 ...

Death penalty costs mount

Steve Cavolt’s frustration at the slowness and cost of our death penalty system is palpable (Reader Input, March 9). The only solutions proposed are to hire more lawyers and to p ...

Kill the death row dwellers

I am responding to Paul Comiskey’s letter of March 2 titled “Death row costs way too much.” Why? Because our elected officials and judges keep them in prison for 20-, 30-ye ...

Death row costs way too much

The crime victims’ compensation fund will soon be out of money. It helps victims of violent crime with medical bills and counselling. Families are helped with funeral expenses. ...