*Beatings in prison mostly come from other inmates … and might be happening. Daily? Probably not. And I’m guessing that part of the above comment is less a serious suggestion than emotional outrage against the equally confusing indulgence(s) convicted murderers have gotten in California. :shrug: *
This former (and current) Governor of California appointed a slate of liberal judges headed by former California Chief Justice Rose Bird, that struck down the death penalty in the state of California. Even when Bird and others were ousted from office per subsequent elections, formerly convicted “Death Row” inmates like Charles Manson, Sirhan Sirhan (convicted assasin of Senator Robert Kennedy), had their death sentences reduced (to date) to just prison. They still actually come up for parole! :ehh:
The Death Penalty in the United States
In 1972, the California Supreme Court‟s ruling in California v. Anderson invalidated the sentences of 107 on death row, including Sirhan Sirhan and Charles Manson.
The United States Supreme Court soon after ruled in Furman v. Georgia that the death penalty, as administered then, was in violation of the Constitution‟s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Across the United States, legislators in five states including California, pledged to reinstate the death penalty, and in California popular support for the death penalty was large enough for the issue to appear on the ballot in 1972. In the 1972 election, by a margin of 2-1,
Californians amended the state Constitution to reinstate the death penalty. In the next four years, thirty-five states and the federal government enacted new procedures to readmit the death penalty. In the months and years following the Supreme Court decision, popular support for the death penalty increased across the country.
But Manson, Sirhan and the 107 others per the decision of the Brown appointed Rose Bird’s court were not affected by that. And are still being housed, clothed, fed (and IMO endured) by California taxpayers - at considerable expense. :hmmm: