Los Angeles Chief of Police William Bratton recently defended San Francisco Distrist Attorney Kamala Harris for not seeking the death penalty against a suspect in a police killing. “It’s much cheaper to sentence them to life in prison and throw away the key,” said Bratton, who is endorsing Harris in seeking election as California’s Attorney General.

(Matier & Ross, “In S.F., Obama ‘just not a party guy’ like Clinton,” San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 18, 2009, at C2).