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Posts Tagged ‘capital punishment’

Statement from Governor Martin O’Malley on Passage of Death Penalty Repeal in Maryland, March 15th, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD  – Governor Martin O’Malley today issued the following statement on the passage of the Administration’s bill to repeal the death penalty in Maryland. The final vote count on the bill is 82-56 in the Maryland House of Delegates: “With today’s vote to repeal the death penalty in Maryland, the General Assembly is eliminating  Read the Rest…

Death Penalty Repeal Press Conference, March 15th, 2013

Annapolis, MD Thank you all. Thank you so very, very much for all of your hard work on this important issue that says so much about us, and an issue that many states have not yet been able to face full on with the sort of truth and the sort of understanding that the people  Read the Rest…

Testimony to Repeal Capital Punishment, February 14th, 2013

Annapolis, MD Chairman Vallario, Vice-Chair Dumais, Members of the Committee: As the Chief Executive of Baltimore City for 7 years, I watched our city become the most violent and addicted in America. I was very, very close to the pain, and suffering, and tragedy and was witness to horrendous crimes, violent crimes, murders, crimes against  Read the Rest…

Governor Martin O’Malley Announces Administration to File Legislation to Repeal Death Penalty in Maryland, January 15th, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD  – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced that the Administration will introduce legislation to repeal the death penalty this session. The Governor’s remarks as delivered are attached and available here.

Repealing Capital Punishment in Maryland, January 15th, 2013

Thank you very much. It’s wonderful to be here with all of you. Lt. Governor, thank you for those heartfelt and very principled remarks. And thank you all for stepping up and for being here on this issue. County Executive Ike Leggett, it’s good to see you. County Executive Rushern Baker, Chairman Frosh, so many  Read the Rest…

Testimony Before the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee On the Repeal of Capital Punishment in Maryland, February 18th, 2009

Mr. Chairman. Members of the Committee, two years ago I came before you to testify on an issue that touches the very soul of who we are as a Republic.  Who we are as a people. The question of whether to replace Maryland’s criminal death penalty with the punishment of life without parole is one  Read the Rest…