Death Penalty reform needed in Louisiana

Since Sunday is a big Political day, I would like to engage in a thought-provoking discussion concerning reforming the Death Penalty in Louisiana. I feel that there should be a 5-year period to reform the Death Penalty system and if serious reforms cannot be enacted at the end of the 5-year period then a statewide vote to abolish the Death Penalty will take place.

Some of the reforms should deal with exempting those with a previous diagnosed mental illness from the Death Penalty, funding for Public Defenders, and better appeal process. Here is why triggering sunset proposal is needed; voting to elminate the death penalty without having a chance to enact reform will be a simple knee-jerk reaction and this way, having such a proposal will allow our legislators to have a chance to make reforms before a vote to sunset the Death Penalty occurs.

I am not going to be political but having Sunset reforms is a good idea because it allows to hold your government accountable.

If you would like to read more on this story, I am going to provide you a link to read from the Advocate: http://theadvocate.com/home/2482146-125/defenders-dwindling 

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Hi, My name is Jason W. Weill and I am a 2007 graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as well as an individual diagnosed with Asbergers Syndrome, an Autism Spectrum Disorder. I created Watchdog of La Disability because I am a non-partisan watchdog who not only holds our leaders accountable in Baton Rouge but also turns heads. Watchdog of La Disability will also focus on important Disability related issues using the most powerful media sources in TV,Print, and Radio: KTBS-TV Shreveport, WWL AM/FM/TV New Orleans along with the Times Picayune Newspaper and WAFB-TV along with the Advocate in Baton Rouge. I hope you find my Watchdog side to be of use because being a watchdog means being fair to both sides and holding anyone accountable who decides to take avantage of the disabled.
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