Governor Martin O’Malley (D) feels confident that the Death penalty will be repealed. There has not been an execution in Maryland since 2007 or since Governor O’Malley’s tenure.
O’Malley pushed for a repeal of the Death Penalty in the year 2009 and the full repeal action stalled in the Maryland Senate.
Maryland’s Senate voted on last Wednesday to repeal the death penalty, moving the state closer to becoming the sixth since 2007 to abolish capital punishment.
Since Maryland’s Senate voted last Wednesday to repeal the death penalty, moving the state one step closer to joining 17 others that ban capital punishment.
The Senate voted 27-20 to pass legislation that would replace execution with a sentence of life without the possibility of parole. The bill must be approved by the House of Delegates before becoming law.
Gov. Martin O’Malley said he was pleased with the vote.
The vote in Maryland came amid deepening uncertainty over the death penalty, which was reinstated in many states after it was upheld as constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1976.
The current continued initiative by the Maryland General Assembly and Governor Martin O’Malley to abolish the death Penalty in Maryland is one of the worst decisions that occurred in this state in decades.
With the Violent Crime rate on the rise such flawed legislation and laws would only encourage criminals of violent capital crime offenses to continue committing violent crimes that under normal circumstances warrant and deserve the death penalty.
As a tax payer in the State of Maryland I resent paying taxes to support in a Maryland state penitentiary the life of a criminal who deserved the death Penalty.
I would urge the General Assembly in Annapolis not ever to pass such bad and flawed legislation and to keep the death penalty on the books to discourage violent crimes here. I say Keep the death Penalty as it is a deterrent to violent crime and violent criminals.
Lets’ not let the liberals in Annapolis take us 10 steps back again and we should be glad the current bills in Annapolis to repeal the Death penalty failed.
If anything is going to be done here it should be left up to the Voters of the State of Maryland. Let’s also not forget that O’Malley has a current 49 percent or less on Job approval rating.
To Repeal of the death Penalty in Maryland is the wrong way to go.
SILVER SPRING, MD
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Lt Col Alfred Al Eisner was born in 1932 in Teplice Shanov Czechoslovakia and currently lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with his wife Toshiko from Japan. Before that, he lived in APO , AE from 1952 to 1954 and 1961 to 1964, and he lived in APO, AP from 1955 to 1960. '
Lt Col Alfred Eisner attended Pottsville High School in Pottsville, PA and graduated class of 1951. He is a Graduate of Montgomery College Rockville Campus in Rockville, MD. he attended college from 1984 to 1986. He majored in Law Enforcement and Legal Studies and Criminal Justice..
Lt. Col Alfred Al Eisner is retired from the United State Army where he served ten overseas tours in Korea, Germany, Japan, Vietnam and Hawaii, being awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with (4 battle stars) and Army Achievement Medal in addition to numerous other command awards he served in duties and functions on behalf of the Armed Services an the people of the United States.
He also served as a Civil Service Officer GS-9 from 1985 through 1997 in the DOD, Department of Defense with the US Army Research Institute and The Deputy Chief of Staff's Office at MDW Military District of Washington. Subsequently he performed duties with Montgomery County Department of Police as a VIP Volunteer in Policing with over 10,000 Volunteer Hours and Numerous Police Department Awards. He also service concurrently from 1985 through 2004 with the Maryland State Guard as a Adjutant and LT COL 05
He is also a Holocaust survivor from the Ghetto Concentration Camp Theresienstadt liberated May 1945 by the Russian Army
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