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Death to the Death Penalty! But Only After Many, Many Years of Appeals

Death to the Death Penalty! But Only After Many, Many Years of Appeals

Columnist Matthew Meyer explains that the death penalty does much more harm than good to our criminal justice system.…

Capital Punishment’s Moral Support: Why California Voters Couldn’t Kill Death

Whether or not you voted to abolish California’s death penalty on Tuesday, you’re probably aware of the financial argument against it. It’s unquestionable that the death penalty, in its current…

Prop 34: A Matter of Justice, Efficiency and Morality

You’ve seen the signs and heard the arguments: vote for Lois Capps, yes on Prop 30, no on Prop 32. But what haven’t you heard? (Besides the obvious conservative argument,…

California’s New “End the Death Penalty” Initiative Proves Inherently Unjust

In the upcoming elections this year — the June primary and the November general — California citizens will have the chance to exercise their rather unique (and, in my opinion,…

Local Suspect Could Face Death Penalty in Stabbing Case

Local Suspect Could Face Death Penalty in Stabbing Case

Santa Barbara resident Adrian Robles will appear in court today for allegedly stabbing UCSB alumnus and former Daily Nexus photographer Robert Burke Simpson.…