Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick calls for NJ to reinstate death penalty

A state lawmaker is calling for New Jersey to reinstate the death penalty for certain crimes.

Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick wants New Jersey

Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick wants New Jersey to reinstate the death penalty for people who kill police officers. (Credit: File photo)

TRENTON - A state lawmaker is calling for New Jersey to reinstate the death penalty for certain crimes.

Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick is calling for New Jersey to bring back capital punishment in the wake of the recent murders of police officers across the country.

Bramnick issued a statement calling for the death penalty’s return for "predators that shoot and kill a police officer."

New Jersey's death penalty was repealed in 2007.

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