■ Chronicle News Staff On March 13, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) released the following statement on California Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement of a moratorium on the state’s death penalty. Harris has opposed the death penalty throughout her career in law enforcement: “This is an important day for justice and for the state of California. I applaud Governor Newsom for his decision to place a moratorium on the death penalty. As a career law enforcement official, I have opposed the death penalty because it is immoral, discriminatory, ineffective, and a gross misuse of taxpayer dollars. “The symbol of our justice system is a woman with a blindfold. It is supposed
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