Kim Kardashian welcomes the ban on the death penalty in California

The announcement by the California governor, Gavin Newsom, that he will abolish the death penalty in his country and grant a reprieve to 737 death row inmates, sent shockwaves across the country. And while California has not executed a prisoner since 2006, President Trump – whose eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is dating his Newsom ex-wife, Kimberly Guilfoyle – rang the moratorium in a tweet Wednesday morning.

By challenging the voters, the California governor will put an end to all the executions of 737 killers to death by the death penalty. The friends and families of VICTIMS, always forgotten, are not delighted, and me neither! – Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2019

But Kim Kardashian – whom Trump invited to the White House to discuss penitentiary reform last May, obliging her to pardon Alice Marie Johnson after 21 years in prison – takes a radically different approach. Reality TV – which revealed this week its intention to pay the rent of former inmate Matthew Charles for the next five years – praised Newsom's decision in a series of tweets late Tuesday night. Kardashian spoke of her recent advocacy for prison reform and criticized the "racial bias and injustice" that she believes is rampant in the criminal justice system. She also confessed to personally meeting Newsom: "We should not accept the risk that an innocent person will be executed," she added, calling for "better solutions."

During the past year, I immersed myself in learning the criminal justice system. I visited prisons, met with previously incarcerated people and helped in cases of personal injustice, including two death penalty cases. – Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 13, 2019
I have met and am very supportive of Governor Newsom and his decision to help end the death penalty in California. Racial prejudice and injustice are deeply embedded in the justice system, but particularly with respect to the death penalty. – Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 13, 2019
And we should not accept the risk that an innocent person will be executed. I hope that we can turn to better solutions that place greater emphasis on the healing of trauma victims and on the priority given to equity and justice. – Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 13, 2019

Kardashian's support for the ban on the death penalty has been praised by her fans – one of them has well digested her controversial appearance at Chance the Rapper's wedding last weekend. Others have celebrated for using his platform for important issues.

Thank you Kim for using your platform to help others !!! You really do incredible things. – Mousewife (@mousewives) March 13, 2019
Talk about it! Proud of you to educate yourself and take initiatives to help create change. – Bri (@KimKDelRey) March 13, 2019
Thank you for saying that and using your massive platform to shed light on this important issue. – Eliza Orlins (@eorlins) March 13, 2019

But her position was baffled by those who support the death penalty, with some mocking her for weighing on such an important subject.

Are you telling me that if someone brutally killed one of your children or a member of your family, would you agree with a life sentence or the death penalty? Really? If the evidence was clear as the day? – LaLa (@la_landres) March 13, 2019
Since when did you start browsing the thesaurus to learn words from big girls as "injustice"? !! – Kenny Carpenter (@ KennyCarpenter5) March 13, 2019
What's funniest about Twitter is … Kim Kardashian's talking politics and the death penalty … please … stick to the Prada and Sex Bands – eLGrey💬 (@ mommeebell) March 13, 2019
Walking on a scene of vicious homicide … hold a mother who had her children slaughtered for the sport … listen to a sadistic murder describe a murder as he describes what he ate … then tell me that the death penalty does not is not fair and in every sense of the word. – Joe (@ AmericaJack1525) March 13, 2019

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