'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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After years of failed attempts to repeal the death penalty, Connecticut lawmakers in both the House and the Senate have passed legislation that abolishes the punishment for all future cases.
Repeal bill champion Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield, D-New Haven, said although he was pleased with the results of the vote, more needs to be done to fix the state's criminal justice system.
"It's just one step in a long movement towards fixing our system and making sure we have safety and equality in our system," he said.