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Rauner Pushes for Legislation Allowing Death Penalty for Mass Murderers, Police Killers

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner proposed reinstating the death penalty for mass murders and those who kill law enforcement officers on Monday as part of an amendatory veto on House bill 1468, which places a 72-hour holding period on all gun purchases. “So many times the person is caught in the act. Or so many times there are multiple witnesses and they’re fleeing the act and there’s no question of who did it,” said Rauner. “And you know what’s really tragic? Many times the perpetrators are proud of what they did. And there are plenty of cases where there’s no doubt who is guilty and they deserve to give up their life when they take the life of a police officer.” The legislation would allow the death penalty for mass murders or those who kill law enforcement officers when guilt can be proved “beyond any doubt.” (Sun-Times)

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