Applauding Newsom’s Moratorium on the Death Penalty, Assemblymember Santiago Releases Statement

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s action to place a moratorium on the death penalty in California, Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement:           

“Bold leadership takes guts, and Governor Newsom isn’t squeamish about doing the right thing in calling for this moratorium,” Santiago said. “The death penalty is an irrevocable punishment, and can’t continue to operate in a criminal justice system where innocent people have been put on Death Row. We can hold the lawless accountable for their crimes without spilling the blood of the blameless, and the Governor’s action today is how we move forward.”

Assemblymember Miguel Santiago is the Chair of the Assembly’s Communications and Conveyance Committee, and a member of both the Assembly Public Safety Committee and the California Latino Legislative Caucus. He represents the 53rd District composed of the cities of Los Angeles, Huntington Park, and Vernon.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
CONTACT: Jonathan.Underland@asm.ca.gov, (213) 620-4646