Category: ‘Death Penalty’
Here we go with part trois. Are you guys ready??? As you may recall, I was given incredible access by GRABBYS host Mark Nagel [THANKS Mark!!!!] AND by FABSCOUT Howard, who invited me into “bowels” of the backstage area. But before we get to that, you can find a list of all of the 2012 GRABBY WINNERS HERE.
So, here are today’s next 20 photo narratives, and then the photos:
1) Diego, Steven and UNKNOWN blond [Brian Bonds?] clown around on the dance podium.
2) Riley Price wanders around in a daze.
3) Dean Monroe poses with Conner Patricks, and Jason Sparks.
4) A very happy looking Ryan Raz.
5) Ryan beaming with David Arias and Stacy Brides from Grab Magazine.
6) Parker waiting at or for the restroom. You figure it out.
7) He is joined by Brandon Lewis.
8) Bryce gets DOWN.
9) Diego gets it on with JP Richards.
10) Still getting it on!
11) Same pair, doggy! Woof!
12) Chi Chi concentrates on the mix board.
13) Ty Tucker and Conner McGuire lift their shirts for the camera while Ty pulls Hayden Richards face to Conner’s crotch. Yipes!
14) Tony Buff in the flesh, as I live and breathe! [Notice the length of rope, always at the ready on his side - HOT!] Tony was awarded a Grabby for his duo scene with Adam Killian in The Other Side of Aspen Part 6 from Falcon Studios. Congratulations to both of them! that sure was a show stopper scene!
15) Tony and Chi Chi greet each other.
16) And then pose for my camera.
17) Chi Chi graciously allowed me this one shot of her at work.
18) JP Richards working the dance floor. Note his cool sneaks!
19) Lawson Kane between Dean Monroe and someone else.
20) The one an only Landon Conrad! YUM! He won a Grabby for Performer of the Year! Great job Landon!
From the Huffington Post
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) signed a bill into law on Wednesday that repeals the death penalty, making Connecticut the 17th state to do so. The new law does not apply to the 11 inmates currently on death row in the state.
Connecticut has been paying about $5 million a year to maintain its death penalty system, according to the state’s Office of Fiscal Analysis, despite the fact it is rarely used. The only person the state has executed since 1960 is serial killer Michael Ross, who raped and murdered eight young women in the 1980s.
The repeal of the death penalty is expected to save the state $850,000 per year in the next two fiscal years, and the OFA estimates that that number will grow to $5 million in subsequent years.
“With Governor Malloy’s action, Connecticut joins sixteen other states that have already concluded that the death penalty is too risky, too expensive, and too arbitrary to continue,” said Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, an advocacy group that opposes capital punishment. “By replacing the death penalty with a sentence of life without parole, Connecticut officials have reduced the risk of executing the innocent and freed up taxpayer dollars for other programs that prevent crime more effectively and better serve victims’ families.”
A majority of voters in Connecticut oppose the death penalty ban. Sixty-two percent of respondents to a Quinnipiac University poll [These poll numbers spiked up to 62% after the recent Petit home invasion case.] said they support the death penalty in general, compared to 30 percent who oppose it and 54 percent of voters who said it was a bad idea to replace the death penalty with a sentence of life without parole in Connecticut.
Read the rest of the article here.
From the Hartford Courant:
Measure Awaits Malloy’s Signature
The Connecticut House of Representatives late Wednesday gave final legislative approval to a measure repealing the state’s seldom-used death penalty after more than 9 1/2 hours of often gut-wrenching debate.
Senate Bill 280 cleared the House 86-62, a vote that broke largely along party lines. The bill now goes to Gov.Dannel P. Malloy, who has pledged to sign it, ending a form of punishment in the state that dates back to Colonial times when those convicted of being witches were sent to the gallows.
“This vote tonight … allows Connecticut to break with a centuries-old tradition of executing people and rejoin the rest of the Western world, which has long since cut bait with the death penalty,” said Benjamin Todd Jealous, the national president of the NAACP, who watched the back-and-forth from the House gallery. “It also moves our nation forward.”
Connecticut will join the 16 other states, and the District of Columbia, that have abolished capital punishment. The bill, approved by the Senate one week ago, replaces the death penalty with life in prison without the possibility of release, although it stipulates that the 11 men currently on death row will still face execution; capital punishment would be abolished only for those convicted of capital offenses in the future.
“For decades, we have not had a workable death penalty,” Malloy said in a statement issued just moments after the 10:57 p.m. vote. “Going forward, we will have a system that allows us to put these people away for life, in living conditions none of us would want to experience. Let’s throw away the key and have them spend the rest of their natural lives in jail.”
Throughout the lengthy debate, lawmakers publicly struggled with their ethical, legal, political and moral convictions.
“There are many that believe by creating a law that allows us to take a life in exchange for a heinous act of murder … is somehow protecting society and protecting ourselves,” House Majority Leader Brendan Sharkey said, as the debate wound down. “With due respect to those who feel that way, I have to disagree.”
Read the rest of the article here.
Governor Malloy has pledged to sign the bill when it hits his desk.
Furman @ 40 will go on as planned.