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Rauner proposes bringing back the death penalty

Rauner proposes bringing back the death penalty

Nineteen states have abolished the death penalty, and IL is among the seven that have done so since 2007, according to the Death Penalty Information Center, which tracks capital punishment.

For his part, Rauner acknowledged that, "There is ample evidence that juries and judges are more likely to sentence black men to death than others, resulting in obvious bias based on race and gender".

"I don't think it would change how a defense lawyer approaches his or her job", said Jeffrey Urdangen, clinical associate professor of law and director for the Center of Criminal Defense at Northwestern University.

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner said on Monday he is seeking to reinstate the death penalty for mass murder and killing a police officer, a move that comes when capital punishment nationwide is at lows not seen for about a quarter century.

Governor Bruce Rauner wants to bring back the death penalty. The Fraternal Order of Police, the police union, said they are very supportive of this new death penalty proposal and believe it will help keep officers safer.

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On Monday, Rauner ripped up a bill passed this year by the Democratic-controlled House and Senate that would have extended the "cooling-off" period from 24 hours to 72 hours for the purchase of an assault weapon. "And there are many instances the place there's little doubt who's responsible and so they deserve to surrender their life after they take the lifetime of a police officer".

However, the proposal states that "If a person is justly convicted beyond all doubt of a crime for which death is deserved by a carefully crafted definition, then the only sentence objectively consistent with the demands of justice is death". He says he knows through experience that the death penalty isn't easy on either end of the spectrum. The death penalty would not apply to defendants who "prove intellectual disability". Gov. Rauner plans to veto legislation that would require gun retailers to be licensed by the state of IL. In his address Monday, the governor credited work by House Republicans on a public safety task force that included Brady, who indicated support for numerous governor's proposals. It also would ban bump stocks, give courts the power to remove guns from people considered unsafe and extend the 72-hour waiting period to all gun purchases. Rauner spokeswoman Rachel Bold says the governor will veto the measure Tuesday, March 13, 2018, a week before the state's primary election in which the Republican faces a challenge from state Rep. Jeanne Ives.

"We are intent on avoiding wrongful convictions and the injustice of inconsistency", he said.

"On its merits, the governor's proposal is a awful idea", she said. "There are plenty of cases where there's no doubt whose guilty and they deserve to give up their life when they take the life of a police officer who are our heroes or they take the life of many people".


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