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Legal Experts Call On Jackie Lacey To End Death Penalty Sentences In LA County

In an open letter released Wednesday, 75 legal experts implored Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey to stop seeking the death penalty for those on trial in L.A. County. Released on the heels of a report last month which found that only people of color had been sentenced to death within the county over the past seven years, the letter notes that, “The American death penalty is broken in every way… It is time for us to stop pretending that the death penalty can or should work.”

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