California lawmaker seeks death penalty review

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http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-death23apr23,1,3589491.story?coll=la%2Dheadlines%2Dcalifornia After hearing testimony from former Illinois Gov. George Ryan, a key California legislator wants a special commission to study the state’s death penalty. State Sen. Gloria Romero (D-Los Angeles) cited racial and geographic disparities in the imposition of capital punishment, the Los Angeles Times reported. Three years ago, Ryan halted executions in Illinois after
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