It’s a big day in Nebraska: a key committee voted unanimously for death penalty repeal! The sponsor of the bill, Senator Ernie Chambers told the Lincoln Journal Star that this was “as good a chance to get it passed as there has ever been.”
Nebraskans from all over the state descended on the capital last week to meet with their Senators about the death penalty. A press conference featuring more than two dozen family members of murder victims generated an avalanche of amazing stories about how Nebraska’s death penalty needs to go.
Judiciary Committee members obviously listened. The bill now goes to the floor of the Unicameral Legislature.
Source:: Equal Justice USA