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Death Penalty Reform

Could Oklahoma's Death Penalty Become the Lethal-Injection Alpha and Omega?

Adam Banner | Posted 07.23.2014 | Crime
Adam Banner

Could the newest "shot heard 'round the world" be the lethal injection of Oklahoma death-row inmate Clayton Lockett? After all, his 45-minute death struggle has been denounced by the UN and will likely have a profound impact on the nature of capital punishment in the United States.

Ex-California Governors Back Plan To Speed Up Executions

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

More than 700 California inmates are sitting on a death row that hasn’t carried out an execution since 2006, according to the San Jose Mercury News....

Reflections on Easter and the Death Penalty

Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diann Rust-Tierney

Whether one views the accounts of Jesus' trial and execution as historical or allegorical there is a deep understanding that in this case the system is about to make a cruel and arbitrary mistake.

A(nother) Beautiful Child is Killed: What Should We Do With Her Murderers?

Harold Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Harold Pollack

I've seen nothing to suggest that we accomplish much by brutalizing the small and troubled people who commit atrocities. Killing these four gang bangers who murdered Nequiel Fowler does nothing to honor or memorialize this beautiful child.