Death penalty should only be used in extreme cases
In Our Opinion
The effort to get rid of the death penalty in Washington state appears to be gaining some momentum.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Gov. Jay Inslee introduced Senate Bill 5353 in the current legislative session. If passed, the bill would repeal the death penalty and instead require life imprisonment without the release or parole for criminals convicted of aggravated first-degree murder.
This is the latest movement to abolish capital punishment in Washington. In 2014, Inslee put a moratorium on executions in the state, stating that no one would be executed while he was in offic...