Senior Political Reporter Josh Rogers talks with Rick Ganley about the past weekend in political activity in the Granite State and an upcoming vote in the Senate regarding repealing New Hampshire's death penalty.
The 3-2 margin came two days after an initial vote ended in a tie
The revote was requested by Senator Donna Soucy (D-Manchester).
Soucy's district was where N.H.’s lone death row inmate, Michael Addison, committed the crime that persuaded a jury to sentence him to death -- the 2006 shooting of Manchester police officer Michael Briggs.
Soucy says given that, and the importance of the issue, she didn’t want to give the impression she might have been dodging it.
Former Supreme Court Chief Justice and current UNH Law School Dean, John Broderick told lawmakers that NH is better than countries like Iran, Iraq, North Korea, where the death penalty is used.
Broderick said anyone who's spent time in a prison knows it's a hopeless and demeaning place, and asked lawmakers to consider what it would be like to by laying on a gurney, a lethal injection headed your way, knowing you were innocent.