Discussion set Sunday on death penalty

By From page A5 | October 09, 2012

The Newman Catholic Student Community and its Social Justice Committee invite the public to a discussion of Proposition 34. — replacing the death penalty with life without the possibility of parole — at 7 p.m. Sunday on the second floor the UC Davis Memorial Union.

The debate on the death penalty has often focused on the excessive costs, the risks of executing innocent people and the fairness of applying the death penalty from county to county.

“There is also a very important faith perspective that touches on these issues and others when applying true justice for the common good of all of California,” a news release said. The discussion will address both sides.

Ellen Eggers, a deputy state public defender, is the guest speaker. She has been representing death-row inmates in their direct appeals to the California Supreme Court since 1990.

The discussion is free, and there is free parking at the Howard Way parking structure near the Memorial Union.

Enterprise staff

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