Death penalty opponents on Wednesday called on Gov. John Kasich not to resume executions next week after a 3 1/2-year hiatus.
Ohioans to Stop Executions delivered 27,503 signatures to Kasich’s office, urging the Republican governor to postpone the state’s 27 scheduled executions. The petition calls for better safeguards to prevent innocent people from being sentenced to death, including 2014 recommendations from the Ohio Supreme Court’s death penalty task force.
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