Rep. Vasilinda files bill abolishing death penalty — as it should be

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The death penalty would be abolished in Florida under legislation filed Tuesday by Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda, reports the News Service of Florida. The proposal (HB 4189) is yet to be assigned to any committees, and would appear to have an uphill battle in the Republican-controlled Legislature. The measure simply removes the provisions of state law settting the death penalty for capital offenses and all other laws related to it. The second term Democrat told The Tallahassee Democrat that while she

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