Wolf’s ‘temporary reprieves’ will be his entire eight years in office.
Wolf lied repeatedly according to the Associated Press falsely claiming that a state Senate report recommended continuing his moratorium on the death penalty.
The governor is urging the General Assembly to pursue legislative measures, including… passing the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act, also known as a “red flag law,” to temporarily remove firearms from someone who wants to hurt themselves or others; and taking up self-storage legislation.
“We ought not to be creating violations to trip up law-abiding gun owners,” [State Sen. David Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks)] said. “We ought to be enforcing the laws we have and putting career criminals in the prisons where they belong.”
Pa. Supreme Court upholds Gov. Wolf’s death penalty moratorium
Matthew Santoni | Monday, Dec. 21, 2015
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday upheld Gov. Tom Wolf’s constitutional authority to grant temporary reprieves to inmates on death row.
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams challenged the governor’s decision, saying Wolf overstepped his constitutional authority if he intended to halt all executions with reprieves.
Wolf said he was pleased with the ruling.
“The families of the victims are victimized again and again, this time by the failure of the criminal justice system to carry out the law. If there is to be no death penalty law in Pennsylvania, such decision should come from the legislative body.” Justice Correale F. Stevens
February 12, 2021 – Harrisburg, PA – Gov. Wolf releases 13 convicted murderers