Thursday, April 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe today announced that, following a thorough legal review of the case, he will commute the death sentence of Ivan Teleguz to life imprisonment without parole. Teleguz’s request for a pardon will be denied. Teleguz was convicted in the murder-for-hire of Stephanie Yvonne Sipe in July 2001. He was scheduled to be executed on April 25.
Announcing his decision at the Virginia State Capitol today, Governor McAuliffe delivered the following statement (as prepared):
Good afternoon, and thank you for joining us. I am joined today by my Secretary of Public Safety, Brian Moran, and my Counsel, Carlos Hopkins, both of whom have devoted countles
E.W. Jackson at Landmark Aviation after Republican Convention nomination. Pat Mullins RPV Chair (left), Ken Cuccinelli (right)
In a press release today Republican candidate for the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, E.W. Jackson, is calling attention to the harm done to the black family over the last five decades as a result of the War on Poverty.
Jackson said, “The evidence of many studies and government statistics show that out-of-wedlock births among black families is about 80% among the inner-cities of America. In testament to the strength of the men and women who endured the horrors of slavery in America, the black family remained largely intact nonetheless. It is that much more shocking therefore that we have seen the erosion of the black family in the last 50 years since the rise of the War on Poverty.
“The real jobs that people need can only come from real economic growth. We can’t just keep creating more programs to solve the problem of poverty. The existing programs have not worked all that well. Many people are hurting and need a job that will sustain them throughout life. That is why greater economic growth is the focus of my campaign.”
Candidate Jackson has been unfairly criticized by some for speaking out against the harm done to the black family.
Jackson concluded, “It does not take that much time to search the Internet to find study after study that confirms the harm big government has caused the black family. We need to help lift people out of poverty by workforce development and creating jobs. Entrepreneurship, economic liberty, and expanded educational opportunities will do just that. Bringing more industry and more business opportunities to Virginia will not only help sustain the Commonwealth’s economic growth for years to come but is the only real solution to ending poverty.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2013, Elections, Politics, State Politics
Tags: black_history, E.W. Jackson, election 2013, Elections, Lt_Governor, republican