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Charles Warner

The Supreme Court Let A Man Die. He Was Executed With The Wrong Drug

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics

You need five Supreme Court justices to halt an execution. In January, Charles Warner got four. Oklahoma executed him that same day. But the court did...

Oklahoma Plays Torture Roulette With Lethal Injection

Cassy Stubbs | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Cassy Stubbs

The logical response to Clayton Lockett's bloody, pain-filled, unconstitutional execution in Oklahoma eight months ago would be to prevent such torture from happening again. But Oklahoma has another idea for its first execution since Lockett's.

Will Oklahoma Successfully Kill This Man, Or Botch Another Execution?

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.14.2015 | Crime

Less than a year after the Oklahoma Department of Corrections bungled the execution of a man on death row, the state is preparing to execute another m...

Mom Doesn't Want Man Who Murdered Her Baby To Be Executed

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 11.03.2014 | Crime

The mother of an 11-month-old girl who was raped and murdered said she doesn't want her baby's killer put to death. Shonda Waller, of Oklahoma City...

Look Inside Oklahoma's New Death Chamber

Associated Press | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 10.10.2014 | Crime

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Prison officials unveiled the renovated execution chamber inside the Oklahoma State Penitentiary on Thursday and expressed c...

If We're Keeping the Death Penalty, Then Bring Back Firing Squads

Diane Dimond | Posted 07.06.2014 | Crime
Diane Dimond

If we're going to keep carrying out the death penalty in this country and if we are going to continue to grandly insist that they are "humane executions" then only a return to a firing squad will insure a speedy and relatively pain free death for the condemned.

'My Whole Body Is Burning': Double Execution in Oklahoma

Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Diann Rust-Tierney

There will be some who will say, what does it matter? People on death row deserve whatever they get. But it matters whether the state of Oklahoma follows its own laws, let alone the U.S. Constitution, when it seeks to impose the most severe punishment imaginable.

The Media Curmudgeon is Taken to Task

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

Guest blogger Jiri Nechleba takes the Media Curmudgeon to task with the following intelligent rebuttal to my last post.

Roger Ailes Naysayers Left With Egg On Their Faces Following Contract Renewal

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Roger Ailes' 5-year contract renewal may seem like obvious news to the casual media-watcher — the network maintains significant ratings leads over i...