FL Gov’s Backing of Death Penalty Bucks National Trend

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s move to replace a prosecutor who refused to seek the death penalty for an alleged cop killer has brought into sharp relief a nationwide shift away from capital punishment, the Wall Street Journal reports. Aramis Ayala, newly elected state attorney in Orlando, said she wouldn’t push for executions because of what she says are shortcomings in the criminal-justice . . .

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