Voters will have a chance to weigh in on California’s death penalty in November. Death penalty advocates are qualifying an initiative to speed up executions, and opponents of the death penalty hope to qualify an initiative to abolish it.
Voters will have a chance to weigh in on California’s death penalty in November. Death penalty advocates are qualifying an initiative to speed up executions, and opponents of the death penalty hope to qualify an initiative to abolish it. Eric Risberg Associated Press file
Voters will have a chance to weigh in on California’s death penalty in November. Death penalty advocates are qualifying an initiative to speed up executions, and opponents of the death penalty hope to qualify an initiative to abolish it. Eric Risberg Associated Press file
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Dan Morain

Editorial page editor, political affairs columnist and editorial writer

Death penalty’s futility reflected in cop killer’s death

May 06, 2016 6:09 PM

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Dan Morain has been a columnist for The Sacramento Bee since 2010, focusing on state government and politics. He previously worked for The Los Angeles Times, covering the California Supreme Court when Rose Bird was chief justice, the Legislature when Willie Brown was speaker and the governor's office during Gray Davis' tenure. Dan Morain can be reached at dmorain@sacbee.com or 916-321-1907. Twitter: @DanielMorain.