I believe the death penalty is barbaric and has no place in modern Charlottesville courts. And so, I am calling for a moratorium on death penalty prosecutions. During the past 20 years, that is, the term of the incumbent Commonwealth’s Attorney, a number of capital murder charges have been brought against some people, almost all [...]
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From The Daily Progress on Jan. 20, 2013 (by Steve Deaton): I would like to add my voice in support of legislation automatically restoring voting rights for people convicted of non-violent felonies, and I would be willing to testify before any committee of the General Assembly, this year or next. Perhaps I bring unique perspective [...]