Jan. 22, 2012
Ashley Morris of the SAFE California Campaign will speak on the SAFE California Act, a California State Initiative that would replace California’s dysfunctional death penalty with life without the possibility of parole, saving $1 billion over the next five years. SAFE CA creates the SAFE California Fund which invests $100 million of the savings into the budgets of local law enforcement in order to solve more rape and murder cases. As long as we have the death penalty, we will always risk executing an innocent person. For example, experts now say that Cameron Todd Willingham was innocent when he was executed for a fire that killed his three children, and in California this past March, Franky Carrillo, age 37, was freed from prison after 20 years of incarceration for a crime he did not commit. (See http://www.safecalifornia.org/)
Humanist Community Forum (2012-01-22): SAFE California – The Campaign to Replace the Death Penalty (Ashley Morris) from Humanist Community-SiliconValley on Vimeo.