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Virginia House joins Senate in voting to end death penalty

19 days ago   |   By Star Tribune

Virginia moved another step closer to ending capital punishment on Friday when the state House joined the Senate in voting to abolish the death penalty.
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Following Trump's Spree Of Executions, Black Virginians Back Move To Repeal Death Penalty

Following Trump's Spree Of Executions, Black Virginians Back Move To Repeal Death Penalty

19 days ago   |   By News One

Virginia moved one step closer to abolishing the death penalty when the state Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would end capital punishment in the commonwealth. Polling ahead of the Senate vote, which was split along party lines, shows a majority of Virginians support the move, including 72% of Black voters .
Raising concerns about racial disparities among death row inmates, Democrats urged colleagues to vote “yes” on the bill. Supporters of the bill also raised issues with data that shows the use of the death penalty is not a crime deterrent.
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Trump-appointed federal judge indefinitely blocks the Biden administration's...

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