Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

Skillicorn delivers 3 strikes for 3 amendatory Rauner vetoes

Rauner calls for reinstatement of death penalty in Illinois for mass murderers, police killers Governor Rauner proposes death penalty reinstatement
Deanna Wagner | 16 May, 2018, 10:39

IL suspended its death penalty in 2000 after a series of exonerations of death row inmates cast doubt on whether the justice system could be trusted.

"I have concerns with all three", Skillicorn said in the release. "These individuals who commit mass murder, individuals who choose to murder a law enforcement officer, they deserve to have their life taken".

"We are proposing to reinstate the death penalty in the state of IL for mass murderers and for those who kill law enforcement officers", said Rauner.

Rauner described the 72-hour waiting period as a "cooling off" period that extends IL 24-hour waiting period two more days.

The governor cited child safety as his reason for wanting to reintroduce the death penalty.

Democrats have introduced several proposals to curb gun violence - in response not only to mass shootings elsewhere in the US but also because of the February 13 fatal shooting in downtown Chicago of police Cmdr.

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Last month, an IL task force was created to map out a defense against school violence.

He said that mass killers or those who murder police officers would be have to be shown to be guilty "beyond all doubt" before being sentenced to death, exceeding the "beyond all reasonable doubt" standard required for guilty verdicts for other offences.

Rauner supports that measure, but instead of simply signing the bill he chose to rewrite it to include a special provision for the death penalty.

"You can not teach killing is wrong by killing". State Senator Kwame Raoul, who was the original sponsor of the death penalty ban, said the governor's proposal has no chance of passing in Springfield. Former Republican Gov. George Ryan stopped all executions in IL in 2003 over concerns about the wrongful convictions of Death Row inmates.

The report said that the system was "so riddled with faulty evidence, unscrupulous trial tactics and legal incompetence that justice has been forsaken". "We are intent on avoiding wrongful convictions and the injustice of inconsistency". "I'm speechless!", he said in a classroom, literally, with a stopped clock, "On morning without speaking to anybody after the State of IL had a big discussion, led the country to ban the death penalty for a whole host of appropriate reasons, and then say here's what I want without consulting or working with anybody".