My home state of Joisey has all but abolished the death penalty.
I don't have much of an opinion on the politics. I see the death penalty as possibly useful but generally misused, as is much of the corrections system in this country.
I do have respect for my state when they buck the trend.
Also, this is probably good for them, because NJ is full of dopes. I mean, really, our criminals tend to be affable, goofy dorks rather than killa-gangstas (or whatever the term is now).