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The Execution of Our Consciences

The Execution of Our Consciences

01.28.2015
Though I expect more from our whole society, I am saddened and outraged that most of the executions in our country are carried out by states...
Why Some Catholics Are Being Excluded From Boston Bombing Jury

Why Some Catholics Are Being Excluded From Boston Bombing Jury

G. Jeffrey MacDonald  01.26.2015
BOSTON (RNS) As the quest for a jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial approaches its fourth week, some of the area’s 2 million Roman...
Here's Why We Need to Kill the Death Penalty

Here's Why We Need to Kill the Death Penalty

01.26.2015
There are many reasons that the death penalty, which has been eliminated throughout most of the civilized world and has recently been repealed...
Oklahoma Attorney General Asks The Supreme Court To Suspend Death Row Inmate's Execution

Oklahoma Attorney General Asks The Supreme Court To Suspend Death Row Inmate's Execution

Kim Bellware  01.26.2015
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt filed Monday to stay the executions of three death row inmates, including Richard Glossip, who is...
Supreme Court To Take Up Use Of Lethal Injection

Supreme Court To Take Up Use Of Lethal Injection

01.23.2015
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to review Oklahoma's method of execution by lethal...

This Tuesday, Georgia Will Execute an Intellectually Disabled Man Unless the Courts Intervene

01.23.2015
We have only a few days before Mr. Hill enters the death chamber. His execution will mock the Constitution and our common decency unless...

This Is What It Feels Like To Have One Week Left On Death Row

Kim Bellware  01.22.2015
Richard Glossip wakes up each day knowing that at 6 p.m. on Jan. 29, he's going to die. The 51-year-old has been on death row ever since...

Give the NCAA the Death Penalty

01.19.2015
We can now look forward to the winningest major college football coach in history being a man who turned his head away from child abuse...
Charles Frederick Warner's Last Words Before Execution: 'My Body Is On Fire'

Charles Frederick Warner's Last Words Before Execution: 'My Body Is On Fire'

01.15.2015
McALESTER, Okla. (AP) -- In its first lethal injection since a botched one last spring, Oklahoma executed a convicted killer with a three-drug...
Convicted Ringleader Of 1993 Rape And Murder Executed In Florida

Convicted Ringleader Of 1993 Rape And Murder Executed In Florida

01.15.2015
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has executed the convicted ringleader of a 1993 home-invasion robbery that ended with the murder of a Pensacola...
No One Knows Where Exactly Ohio Is Getting One Of Its Execution Drugs

No One Knows Where Exactly Ohio Is Getting One Of Its Execution Drugs

Maurice Chammah  01.14.2015
This investigation was reported by Maurice Chammah for The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization. You can sign up for their newsletter,...
After a Major Year for American Justice, Everything and Nothing Changed

After a Major Year for American Justice, Everything and Nothing Changed

01.14.2015
While American justice has long been extraordinarily repressive and discriminatory, the events of 2014 arguably led more people to realize...
Mentally Ill Veteran Executed

Mentally Ill Veteran Executed

01.13.2015
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — A man who fatally shot a sheriff's deputy who stopped him for speeding on a Georgia interstate was put to death Tuesday...
The State of Colorado vs. James Holmes: Why the Death Penalty?

The State of Colorado vs. James Holmes: Why the Death Penalty?

01.12.2015
I don't know the details of James Holmes' state of mind at the time of the tragic shootings, but I do know there is an evolving standard...