Nebraska lawmakers vote to abolish death penalty

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The execution chamber at the Utah State Prison is seen after Ronnie Lee Gardner was executed by a firing squad in Draper June 18, 2010. Four bullet holes are visible in the wood panel behind the chair. Photo courtesy REUTERS/Trent Nelson-Salt Lake Tribune/Pool
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The execution chamber at the Utah State Prison is seen after Ronnie Lee Gardner was executed by a firing squad in Draper June 18, 2010. Four bullet holes are visible in the wood panel behind the chair. Photo courtesy REUTERS/Trent Nelson-Salt Lake Tribune/Pool HIGH RES: http://archives.religionnews.com/multimedia/photos/rns-utah-death

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The measure passed by a wide enough margin to override a threatened veto by Gov. Pete Ricketts.

  • Be Brave

    This is great. People will no longer commit murder in Nebraska. Guess secularism works in a few places.

  • Larry

    Secularism works everywhere BB.

    The opposite is theocracy. Unfree crapholes.