Ed Murray, Mayor
SUBJECT: Mayor Ed Murray applauds Governor's moratorium on executions
2/11/2014 11:00:00 AM
Jason Kelly (206) 615-0494
William Lemke (206) 684-7991
Mayor Ed Murray applauds Governor's moratorium on executions
Mayor Ed Murray today had the following statement on Governor Jay Inslee's announcement to put a moratorium on executions in Washington state.
"I applaud Governor Inslee today for his choice to put a moratorium on executions in this state. We have certainly seen evidence that the death penalty has been applied unevenly over the years in many cases of race and social justice. As DNA evidence and other advances have been made in technology, more than 140 death row inmates have been exonerated in this country since 1973. Governor Inslee's bold move today is the first step to righting this uneven system."
- Mayor Ed Murray