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Assemblyman Pushes To Reinstate Death Penalty In NJ

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In the wake of the turmoil in Jersey City and the recent murder of Officer Melvin Santiago, New Jersey Assemblyman Ronald Dancer says that New Jersey  needs to reconsider reinstating the death penalty.

Dancer believes that the death penalty is the full force of justice.

“I believe that the time is now to reinstate the death penalty for these heinous, violent crimes when it comes to murdering law enforcement officers, when it comes to murdering a child or (being) a terrorist,” Dancer explained.

Dancer believes that due to recent events, including the targeted murder of Jersey City police officer Melvin Stantiago, New Jerseyan’s will see the need for this change.

“Officer Santiago was targeted for murder and I see right now that the public is going to once again, like they did in 2002, want to support the reinstatement of the death penalty as the full weight to justice, not vengeance, the full weight of justice in crimes such as this,” Dancer said. 

New Jersey repealed the death penalty in 2007 under then-governor. Jon Corzine.


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