A majority of the court said the death penalty is not applied equally in all cases, but can depend on where the crime took place, whether the prosecuting county has the budget to pursue it or the race of the defendant.
“The death penalty, as administered by our state, fails to serve any legitimate penological goal,” the majority opinion written by Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst wrote. Because of that, it violates the state constitution.
This is a sad state of affairs where a bunch of freaks in black robes (judges) think they can abolish what the State's citizens want and uphold.
They are playing the Race card to get their resolution.
Although it's true that minorities commit a disproportionate percentage of all murders by population,
historically, the majority of people in the state of Washington put to death, have been white.
ᎳhᎬᏁ Ꭺ ᎶuᏁ ᏟuᏞᏆuᏒᎬ fᎪᎥᏞs, Ꭺ ᏒᎪᏢᎬ ᏟuᏞᏆuᏒᎬ ᏢᏒᎬᏉᎪᎥᏞs