The death penalty has gotten a bad rap through the ages as cruel and unusual punishment.
However, the most commonly used execution method is the lethal injection, which delivers a painless death.
The execution methods are so safe that when flaws were found in the injection, instead of continuing to use it, they halted capital punishment.
The death penalty has still not been reinstated.
My supposition has said that with capital punishment, you have a chance of executing the innocent, but, as Mercury News reporter Howard Mintz’s Oct. 25 article about Proposition 34 says, the measure's advertisements are fabricated.
Proponents of Proposition 34 used someone who never was on death row.
The appeals process for the death penalty cases spans years, so the innocent are discovered.
If the proponents of Proposition 34 had found a viable case, they could have used actual cases where the executed were found innocent.
Vote no on Proposition 34, a repeal of the death penalty. It’s the right way to go.