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Why I Am in Favor of A Death Penalty-Free World

Why I Am in Favor of A Death Penalty-Free World

10.10.2014
For those who retain it, the death penalty allegedly deters crime, reflects public preferences, provides compensation to victims' families...
Afghanistan Hangs 5 Men For Gang Rape

Afghanistan Hangs 5 Men For Gang Rape

10. 8.2014
By Mirwais Harooni KABUL, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Afghanistan hanged five men on Wednesday over a gang rape that had shocked the country, officials...
Kill That Euphemism!

Kill That Euphemism!

10. 6.2014
Let us call a killing a killing. A state execution is a killing by any other name. It is time to speak frankly and honestly about the word...
Oklahoma's Response To Botched Execution: Hide The Next One From The Public

Oklahoma's Response To Botched Execution: Hide The Next One From The Public

10. 2.2014
It is sad and wrong that in response to evidence that Lockett's lethal injection was cruel and unusual, Oklahoma literally cloaked its...

UN Brings Death Penalty to Debate Table: From Iran to the U.S.

09.30.2014
A steady stream of rain last Thursday did not prevent approximately 1,000 protestors from crowding together on East 47th Street and Second...
Remembering Atefah

Remembering Atefah

09.25.2014
It's important to not forget how fortunate some of us are. It's equally important to not forget what happened to Atefah and what's happening...

Exonerated Man Dies Days Before 124 Million Dollar Lawsuit

09.23.2014
William Lopez dreamt he would one day live the American Dream, despite the 24 years he spent in prison wrongly convicted of a murder he...

Police in Death Penalty States Must Be Required to Record Interrogations

09.23.2014
The recent exonerations of Leon Brown and Henry Lee McCollum in North Carolina again underscore the need to require police to record interrogations...
Wyoming Advances Bill Allowing Death By Firing Squad

Wyoming Advances Bill Allowing Death By Firing Squad

Amanda Terkel  09.15.2014
WASHINGTON -- A Wyoming legislative committee voted against a measure to abolish the death penalty last week, instead opting to endorse...
Former DOJ Civil Rights Nominee: Principles More Important Than A Job Title

Former DOJ Civil Rights Nominee: Principles More Important Than A Job Title

Ryan J. Reilly  09.15.2014
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's former nominee to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division said Monday that he hopes...
Wendy Davis Still Supports The Death Penalty

Wendy Davis Still Supports The Death Penalty

Amber Ferguson  09.10.2014
Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor, is not backing away from her support for the death penalty. "I do support...

Killing Jesus and Claiming Justice: The Execution of Willie Trottie

09.10.2014
The unfathomable love and grace of God is what binds Willie Trottie to the person of Jesus. The murders of Barbara and Titus Canada cannot...
Missouri Executes Inmate For Killing 2 In Robbery

Missouri Executes Inmate For Killing 2 In Robbery

09.10.2014
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri inmate convicted in a 1998 robbery and double murder was put to death Wednesday, the eighth execution...

Standing With Pope Francis for Human LIfe and Dignity

09. 9.2014
Though some American Catholics imagine that being 'pro-life' means, and only means, being anti-abortion, such a use of the term distorts...