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Do you agree with the Virginia General Assembly’s passage of legislation to abolish the death penalty?

Monday’s vote in the Senate sends the bill to Gov. Ralph Northam, who has pledged to sign it.

Disclaimer: This poll represents an unscientific sampling of users.
Select one of the following options, then click the "vote" button.
  Yes
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(354 Votes)
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Linda Ward
February 26, 2021 at 3:55 pm
I think anyone who is sentenced life without parole should be put on the death penalty list if there is absolutely NO DOUBT they committed the crime.
Jerome Fields
February 25, 2021 at 8:16 am
Why should taxpayers pay to imprison someone for the rest of their life? If there is NO DOUBT in their guilt then an eye for an eye.

That money could be used to train police and prevent crime through community outreach and rebuilding.
Cammie Rodgers
February 24, 2021 at 10:40 am
From the outside looking in, if I had committed a murder, that wasn't justified self-defense, personally I would rather be executed than spend the rest of my life locked in a cage.

The "Bird Man of Alcatraz" life in prison isn't going to happen again.
Truepat
February 24, 2021 at 6:18 am
This concept works if both sides agree, you can't stop a war by one side not willing to fight and allowing someone to kill your family member with the knowledge they will be housed and fed for doing so is not much of a deterrent, taking into consideration, murder/homicide by our standards are accepted daily life in many countries whose people are coming to this country, once again is not a deterrent to end that practice. As they say, locks are for keeping the honest person out and the communities that have defunded the LE have seen a huge rise in lawlessness that actually has made several cities rethink their thoughtless decision. We shall see....
Bonnie C.
February 23, 2021 at 3:53 pm
While I also believe that if you take a life, you lose your live, my ambivalence stems from the cases where some poor soul has spent 30-40 years in prison &/or on death row, only for it to be discovered via new DNA technology that they're innocent. In that case, death row = murder.
Wiley1
February 23, 2021 at 3:40 pm
Take a life, lose your life. Seems simple to me.
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