Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to reinstate death penalty to curb violence

Illinois Governor proposed death penalty for murderers and those who kill police

"[The] death penalty says 'we're finished with you, were through with you, ' 'you did a bad thing, it's over, " said Pastor Culpepper".

Rauner's proposal breaks with recent history, which has seen IL among several states that have shifted away from capital punishment by freezing or outright abolishing the practice.

"I don't think it would change how a defense lawyer approaches his or her job", said Jeffrey Urdangen, clinical associate professor of law and director for the Center of Criminal Defense at Northwestern University.

SPRINGFIELD - Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to reinstate the death penalty in IL for mass murderers and those who kill police officers. Rep. Jonathan Carroll, a Northbrook Democrat and House sponsor of the original measure, would not comment Monday, saying he needed time to examine Rauner's action.

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Rauner's proposal calls for creating a homicide category called "death penalty murder" for people who kill law enforcement officers or mass killers, defined as those who kill "two or more people without lawful justification", according to his office.

Lawmakers will have to approve these proposals for them to take effect.

The proposal to bring back the death penalty to IL was made as part of an amendatory veto of state legislation that would have implemented a 72-hour waiting period for assault weapons in IL.

"These individuals who commit mass murders, these individuals who choose to murder a law enforcement officer, they deserve to have their life taken", Rauner said. Four other states have had moratoriums imposed by their governors during the same period, which has seen a nationwide decline in both death sentences and executions. The death penalty provision is part of an amendatory veto of legislation that would have put a 72-hour waiting period for the purchase of assault weapons in place. A court would need to find the defendant guilty "beyond all doubt", versus the standard determination of "beyond a reasonable doubt", he said.

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After the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, executions hit a peak of 98 in 1999. The proposal is part of a comprehensive public safety initiative.

Along with reinstating the death penalty, Rauner also looking to include a ban on bump stocks and a 72 hour waiting period on the sale of firearms.

"The death penalty should never be used as a political tool to advance one's agenda", Cullerton said in a statement.

"We are intent on avoiding wrongful convictions and the injustice of inconsistency", he said. The American Civil Liberties Union of IL urged state lawmakers to reject the governor's proposal in a statement released Monday, saying, "Seven years after IL ended the flawed, racially-biased death penalty in our state, Governor Bruce Rauner today used an amendatory veto to write this ineffective system back into law".

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When asked why Rauner hadn't laid out his policy goals when lawmakers were crafting legislation earlier this year, Brady said, "Well, that's a better question for the governor".

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