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LA District Attorney Wants to Dust Off the Death Penalty

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With no executions in California since 2006, the population of death row is now 725.  State and federal courts are hearing arguments about how many drugs are needed for lethal injections that don't amount to cruel and unusual punishment. In November's election, voters will be asked to ban the death penalty. If they don't, Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley wants to make sure the state's ready to resume executions. We ask him, what's the hurry?  Why not wait for the courts and the voters? Also, will streaming of the Olympic Games cause Los Angeles City computers to melt down? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, NBC's delayed Olympic broadcasts in the age of Social Media.

Banner image: Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley (C) wants to make sure that California is ready to resume executions. Photo by NoHo Damon/flickr

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