J. Manuel Lopez
1. No, because the proposed law is intended to simply end an archaic practice at the expense of the innocent and injustices that may or may not have occurred during trial proceedings. By not guaranteeing the right of appeal in the proposed initiative is a denial of a basic right to challenge the conviction itself…I urge the withdrawal of the ballot initiative.
2. There is no difference between LWOP and a death sentence. Both leads to the ending of a human being’s life; LWOP is the natural slower death, while a death sentence shortens the natural life’s process and, at least one knows the steps leading to it.