Medina, Deldep

Deldelp is the Northern California Outreach Coordinator for California Crime Victims for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, and a spokesperson for the SAFE California campaign to replace the death penalty with life in prison without parole.

When Murder Gets Personal

By Deldelp Medina
California Crime Victims for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

When my aunt was murdered by her own son, my cousin Manuel, the local DA pushed for a death sentence against my family's wishes. I know what it’s like when a DA just doesn’t listen.

Now, District Attorneys are turning a deaf ear on California voters. Even though SAFE California submitted more than enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot, each and every day, 58 District Attorneys continue to wield the power of death sentences in every county across California.

That’s why I’m speaking out to urge every California District Attorney to stop seeking death sentences until voters can decide for themselves this November.