Capital Punishment Avoids Execution

The 2009 Session of the 67th Colorado General Assembly adjourned sine die on Wednesday.  House Bill 1274, which would have abolished capital punishment in Colorado and channelled additional funds to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation’s cold case unit, went down to a narrow 18-17 defeat in the state senate. Democratic Senators Mary Hodge, Jim Isgar, John Morse and Lois Tochtrop sided with the senate’s fourteen Republicans in voting to keep capital punishment. Earlier, the bill passed the state house of representatives by an equally slender vote of 33-32.

For now, at least, troglodytic Old Testament savagery is safe in Colorado.

And what would Gov. Ritter have done had the bill passed? He ain’t sayin’.

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