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Death Penalty in America

More Than Half Of The People Executed In The U.S. Have A Severe Mental Illness: Study

Think Progress | Posted 07.24.2014 | Impact

A majority of the 100 executed inmates examined in a new study by three legal researchers had “a severe mental illness such as schizophrenia, post-t...

The Death Penalty Is Political Sport At Its Most Barbarous

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 12.07.2011 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

When the audience cheered the death penalty accomplishment, I felt like I was at the Colosseum surrounded by Romans giving thumbs down to a beleaguered Christian before the lions. It is barbaric.

The Death Penalty Is America's Blind Spot

Barbara Crafton | Posted 12.04.2011 | Religion
Barbara Crafton

The death penalty panders to the basest part of our personalities: our craving for revenge. Everybody has this craving, but we learn in early childhood that violence does not bring about peace.