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Will the Reinstatement of the Death Penalty in Turkey Prevent Violence Against Women?

Will the Reinstatement of the Death Penalty in Turkey Prevent Violence Against Women?

Aylin Unver Noi  02.24.2015
This catastrophic event indicated to us once more that enacting rules or making reforms cannot by themselves help to empower women and...
Bill To Abolish The Death Penalty Fails By Just One Vote In Montana House

Bill To Abolish The Death Penalty Fails By Just One Vote In Montana House

Amanda Terkel  02.24.2015
The Montana state House came closer to abolishing the death penalty Monday than it has ever before, ultimately failing to pass the measure...
Florida Man Says He Wants The Death Penalty, Not The Help Of 'Scumbag Liberals'

Florida Man Says He Wants The Death Penalty, Not The Help Of 'Scumbag Liberals'

Kim Bellware  02.23.2015
A Florida man acting as his own attorney at his murder sentencing is pushing to get himself the death penalty. While seeking a death...
Explosive Allegations Provide New Hope For British Grandmother On Texas Death Row

Explosive Allegations Provide New Hope For British Grandmother On Texas Death Row

  02.23.2015
New allegations in a high-profile death penalty case may help Linda Carty, a 56-year-old British grandmother who has been on death row...
New Oregon Governor Will Continue Death Penalty Moratorium

New Oregon Governor Will Continue Death Penalty Moratorium

Paige Lavender  02.20.2015
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D), who took office after her predecessor John Kitzhaber (D) resigned amid allegations of corruption, said she...
Just Vengeance

Just Vengeance

Rumni Saha  02.20.2015
In late January of last year, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it would be seeking the Death Penalty in the case against Boston...
This Is How Normal People Feel About the Death Penalty

This Is How Normal People Feel About the Death Penalty

Galanty Miller  02.20.2015
The biggest problem is not who receives the death penalty. It's who doesn't receive it. In a fair and just society, we're going to have...
The Cloak and Daggers of Lethal Injection

The Cloak and Daggers of Lethal Injection

Diann Rust-Tierney  02.19.2015
Capital punishment degrades our respect for human life and subverts our basis for a moral appreciation of the law. Is that ultimately what...
Two Australian Drug Traffickers Are About to Be Executed in Indonesia and You Should Know Their Names

Two Australian Drug Traffickers Are About to Be Executed in Indonesia and You Should Know Their Names

Olivia Wilson  02.18.2015
What a difference a name makes. When we have two people with a story, more of us are able to empathize. The more of us who see a part of...
Florida Halts Execution Over Lethal Injection Drug Questions

Florida Halts Execution Over Lethal Injection Drug Questions

Kim Bellware  02.17.2015
The Florida Supreme Court stopped Thursday's scheduled execution of a convicted killer amid questions over whether the state's lethal injection...
Gov. Kitzhaber: Your Job Is Not Yet Done

Gov. Kitzhaber: Your Job Is Not Yet Done

Charles Ogletree  02.17.2015
In his last few hours in the Capitol Building, Governor Kitzhaber has the opportunity to undertake perhaps the most courageous act of his...
Why I Oppose the Death Penalty: Redemption Is Always Possible, so Killing Is Always Wrong

Why I Oppose the Death Penalty: Redemption Is Always Possible, so Killing Is Always Wrong

Michael Shammas  02.17.2015
The death penalty is about many things -- retribution, punishment, anger, a misguided desire for some illusory "cosmic balancing" of the...
State House Approves Bill Allowing Executions By Firing Squad

State House Approves Bill Allowing Executions By Firing Squad

Paige Lavender  02.13.2015
The Utah House of Representatives approved a measure Friday that would allow executions by firing squad, the AP reports. The measure passed...
Pennsylvania Governor Puts Moratorium On Death Penalty

Pennsylvania Governor Puts Moratorium On Death Penalty

Mollie Reilly  02.13.2015
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) announced Friday that he has placed a moratorium on the state's death penalty. Wolf said the moratorium...