By Julia Lundberg
This morning, outside San Francisco’s City Hall, a campaign launched to gather enough signatures to place an initiative on the ballot in November 2012 that would replace the death penalty with life without parole.
This coming week SAFE California (“Savings, Accountability, and Full Enforcement for California Act”) will tour San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles and San Diego to gather signatures and inform people about the price justice and the community pay for the death penalty.
Among the speakers were law enforcement leaders, families of victims, and exonerated persons. One of them was Lorrain Taylor whose two sons, Albade and Obadiah, were gunned down in 2000 at the age of 22. In the clip above, Lorrain talks about why she is signing the petition.