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Georgia Executes Its Oldest Death Row Inmate For 1979 Murder

Georgia Executes Its Oldest Death Row Inmate For 1979 Murder

Reuters  02. 3.2016
ATLANTA (Reuters) - A 72-year-old man convicted of murdering a convenience store manager in a 1979 robbery in Atlanta's suburbs was executed...
New Ruling Hints At Ultimate Fate Of Florida's Death Row Inmates

New Ruling Hints At Ultimate Fate Of Florida's Death Row Inmates

Kim Bellware  02. 2.2016
The Florida Supreme Court voted Tuesday to block next week's execution of Cary Michael Lambrix, a convicted murderer whose case holds clues...
Mississippi's Attorney General Wants To Bring Back Execution By Firing Squad

Mississippi's Attorney General Wants To Bring Back Execution By Firing Squad

Reuters  01.28.2016
Jan 28 (Reuters) - Lawmakers in Mississippi should allow state executions by firing squad, electrocution, hanging and nitrogen gas when...
New Vietnamese Leadership Must Urgently Rehabilitate Country's Appalling Human Rights Record

New Vietnamese Leadership Must Urgently Rehabilitate Country's Appalling Human Rights Record

John Coughlan  01.28.2016
With the news that incumbent Nguyễn Phú Trong is poised to continue as General Secretary of the Viet Nam Communist Party, following...
More Than 100 Teens Have Been Sentenced To Die In Iran

More Than 100 Teens Have Been Sentenced To Die In Iran

Jesselyn Cook  01.26.2016
At least 160 young Iranians are currently awaiting execution and 73 others have been put to death between 2005 and 2015, a chilling new...
Justice Breyer Is Dying For A Case That Will Kill The Death Penalty For Good

Justice Breyer Is Dying For A Case That Will Kill The Death Penalty For Good

Cristian Farias  01.22.2016
The U.S. Supreme Court gets last-minute death penalty appeals all the time, even when it's on summer recess. It seldom grants them. It...
Alabama Carries Out First Execution In Two Years

Alabama Carries Out First Execution In Two Years

AP  01.21.2016
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A man convicted of the 1992 rape and beating death of a woman received a lethal injection Thursday evening...
'Wichita Massacre' Brothers Get Zero Sympathy From The Supreme Court

'Wichita Massacre' Brothers Get Zero Sympathy From The Supreme Court

Cristian Farias  01.20.2016
WASHINGTON -- When the U.S. Supreme Court heard an unusual two hours of arguments in October to consider Kansas' death penalty regime,...
Capital Punishment -- Justice or State Sanctioned Murder?

Capital Punishment -- Justice or State Sanctioned Murder?

Garry Rodgers  01.19.2016
State sanctioned execution of convicted criminals is a hotly-debated, life-and-death social issue and the subject of capital punishment...
Too Long on Death Row to Die

Too Long on Death Row to Die

Jessica S. Henry  01.19.2016
A 2016 execution date for a murder that happened in 1979. I mean, what's the point? None of the reasons we punish hold true here.
A Good Archbishop Should Recognize Planned Parenthood's Catholic Values

A Good Archbishop Should Recognize Planned Parenthood's Catholic Values

Jason Salzman  01.19.2016
You can see this in Aquila's attitude toward Planned Parenthood, which came up repeatedly at the rally. Most of Planned Parenthood's work...
The Death Penalty and Martin Luther King, Jr.: 'The Time Is Always  Right to Do What Is Right'

The Death Penalty and Martin Luther King, Jr.: 'The Time Is Always Right to Do What Is Right'

Stephen A. Cooper  01.18.2016
As I sat in the same church where Dr. King, a fervent death penalty opponent preached 55 years ago, I said a prayer for my former colleagues...
King, The End of Death as Deterrent, and Why The Police Should No Longer Carry Guns

King, The End of Death as Deterrent, and Why The Police Should No Longer Carry Guns

Charles Howard  01.18.2016
I think if those brave public servants who dedicate their professional lives to keeping us safe covenanted to never take the lives of those...
Calif. Hasn't Executed Anyone In 10 Years, But Death Row Keeps Growing

Calif. Hasn't Executed Anyone In 10 Years, But Death Row Keeps Growing

The Marshall Project  01.17.2016
TEN YEARS AGO TODAY, on January 17, 2006, California executed Clarence Ray Allen, the oldest person ever put to death in the state. It...