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  •  Thankfully many smart and rich people support it (1+ / 0-)
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    Prop. 34: Death penalty opponents include California's rich and famous

    The two biggest donors to Proposition 34 so far are Nicholas Pritzker, head of a Chicago-based investment group, and the Atlantic Advocacy Fund, a New York-based philanthropy established by billionaire Charles Feeney. Both have chipped in $1 million.
    Silicon Valley's wealthy are also well-represented. They include Hastings, the Netflix CEO, who donated $250,000, and the Emerson Collective, a nonprofit headed by Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple's Steve Jobs. Emerson contributed $150,000.
    For his part, Hastings believes the main argument in favor of Proposition 34 -- that the death penalty is a waste of money -- is a good reason to back it.
    "In California, we will save tens of millions of dollars every year if we change from the death penalty to life in prison without chance of parole," Hastings told this newspaper in an email exchange. "That money would be better spent on educating kids instead."
    I thought Gray Davis was a weak politician, now I realize he is stupid too.

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    by Shockwave on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 08:54:30 AM PDT

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