Death penalty gets boost in three US states

Californians voted on two measures, one to ban capital punishment, which was rejected, the other to speed up the procedure and limit appeals which passedDonald Trump’s upset presidential election win has dominated global headlines, but for those against capital punishment, Election Day offered other surprise: three states voted to reinstate or otherwise support the death penalty. The measures voted through in Oklahoma, Nebraska and California via referendum are not expected to spark a sharp rise in the number of executions, but activists say they are a step in the wrong direction. “The death penalty’s demise is inevitable.

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