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San Mateo County DA should speak out against death penalty

by Henry P. Organ

Across the nation, there has been a gradual decline in death penalty indictments and convictions. Twenty-three states have abolished the death penalty, with Virginia being the latest. Increasingly, more district attorneys have pledged not to seek the death penalty, or governors declaring moratoria against it. Thankfully, the current president of the United States has halted federal executions, which were regrettably resurrected by the last president.

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Henry P. Organ has lived in Menlo Park for almost 50 years, and was a member of the 2010 Charter Review Committee for San Mateo County.

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