Community Street Beat

‘Do you agree with the governor’s decision to suspend the death penalty?’


Jay Hart

North Hollywood

“It’s a good thing because it’s not used. It’s cruel and inhumane. It’s worse than putting them out of their misery. You suffer more in jail than by dying.”

Mikaela Randolph

Los Angeles

“I’m in support of it, temporarily. We need research on how much money we’re spending and where that money could be better used. There’s an opportunity to exonerate people on death row who don’t deserve to be there.”

Jessica Pashkow

Los Angeles 

“I feel OK about it. I think spending money for people to stay in a place where nothing is happening with them, that money could be used for other things … education and infrastructure.” 

Tami B.

Los Angeles 

“I’ve never been in favor of the death penalty. A lot of African-Americans get the death penalty, sometimes justly and sometimes unjustly.” 

Compiled by Kristina Dixon at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.