Kim Kardashian Writes That She Hopes To End Death Penalty In California

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Kim Kardashian West takes legal justice reform fairly critically and continues to work towards shifting, or utterly uprooting, the United States’ jail system. The actuality tv star made headlines after Matthew Charles, a just lately launched inmate, publicly thanked her for paying off 5 years of his lease after he discovered it tough to discover a place to stay resulting from his legal file. 

Also, again in October 2018, Kardashian West tweeted to then-California Governor Jerry Brown, asking him to take one other take a look at the case of demise row inmate Kevin Cooper, who was convicted of a quadruple murder. In 1985, officers responded to a horrific scene at a Los Angeles residence. There, they discovered dad and mom Douglas and Peggy Ryen, their 10-year-old daughter Jessica, and 10-year-old Chris Hughes, all murdered in a bloody scene. There was one survivor, eight-year-old Josh Ryen who was left for lifeless, however he pulled by way of and survived.

Cooper was hiding in a close-by residence after breaking out of a minimal safety jail. Police apprehended him and blamed him for the crime, regardless that younger Josh Ryen insisted that three white or Hispanic males killed his household. The boy continued to inform legislation enforcement that Cooper wasn’t concerned within the murders, however Cooper was convicted and sentenced to demise. “Governor Brown, please add Kevin Cooper to your legacy of sensible, honest and considerate legal justice reforms,” Kardashian West tweeted final Fall. 

Today, the mogul shared on social media that she hopes to accomplice with present California Governor Gavin Newsom in ending the demise penalty within the Golden State for good. “For the final 12 months, I’ve immersed myself in studying in regards to the legal justice system. I visited prisons, met with previously incarcerated folks, and helped with circumstances of particular person injustice—together with two demise penalty circumstances. I’ve met with and am very supportive of Governor Newsom and his choice to assist deliver an finish to the California Death Penalty.”

“Racial bias and unfairness run deep all through the justice system however particularly on the subject of the demise penalty. And we shouldn’t be okay with the chance that an harmless particular person could possibly be executed. I hope can flip towards higher options that focus extra on therapeutic victims of trauma and prioritizing equity and justice.”