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Death By Blackness

Death By Blackness

Shane Claiborne  04.26.2016
Duane has made his last appeal to the United States Supreme Court. My hope and prayer is that the Supreme Court will fix this injustice...
Governor McAuliffe's Plan to Hide Source of Lethal Injection Drugs a Bad Idea

Governor McAuliffe's Plan to Hide Source of Lethal Injection Drugs a Bad Idea

Ginny Sloan  04.18.2016
States must take the right measures to ensure the effectiveness of the drugs used for lethal injections, including appropriate procedures...
How Saudi Arabia Is Losing Influence

How Saudi Arabia Is Losing Influence

Alon Ben-Meir  04.15.2016
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which was once at the front and center of the Arab world and a significant player on the global stage due...
Georgia Executes Man Who Killed Neighbor

Georgia Executes Man Who Killed Neighbor

Reuters  04.12.2016
ATLANTA (Reuters) - A Georgia man whose next-door neighbor pleaded for her life before he killed her during a 1996 burglary was executed...
Virginia Governor Scraps Electric Chair Law

Virginia Governor Scraps Electric Chair Law

Kim Bellware  04.10.2016
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) has killed a bill that would have given the state power to put people to death by electric chair. Instead,...
Texas To Execute Man For Murdering Boy And Drinking His Blood

Texas To Execute Man For Murdering Boy And Drinking His Blood

Reuters  04. 6.2016
A south Texas man who bludgeoned and slashed to death a 12-year-old boy, mutilated the corpse and said he drank the blood of his victim...
Exonerations of Convicted Prisoners Set Record Last Year

Exonerations of Convicted Prisoners Set Record Last Year

Christopher Zoukis  04. 5.2016
In 2015, the highest-ever number of convicted prisoners were exonerated of the crimes for which they were incarcerated, according to a...
Pakistan Went From No Executions To Hundreds In Just One Year

Pakistan Went From No Executions To Hundreds In Just One Year

Nick Robins-Early  04. 4.2016
The worldwide use of the death penalty has hit a more than 25-year high and Pakistan is one of the main reasons for the spike, according...
5 Reasons Why Bernie Sanders Should Not Endorse Hillary Clinton

5 Reasons Why Bernie Sanders Should Not Endorse Hillary Clinton

Dan Arel  03.31.2016
Last week, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders laid out his requirements for endorsing Hillary Clinton for president should...
Judge Overturns Death Sentence Because Prosecutor Compared Black Defendant To King Kong

Judge Overturns Death Sentence Because Prosecutor Compared Black Defendant To King Kong

The Marshall Project  03.28.2016
This commentary was originally published by The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization that covers the U.S. criminal justice system....
Texas Executes Man Who Shot To Death City Worker

Texas Executes Man Who Shot To Death City Worker

Reuters  03.22.2016
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas on Tuesday executed a convicted killer who repeatedly shot a city code officer inspecting...
More Conservative Groups Call for Criminal Justice Reform

More Conservative Groups Call for Criminal Justice Reform

Christopher Zoukis  03.17.2016
Not so long ago, the few groups working to achieve criminal justice reform were almost entirely traditional representatives of civil liberties...

Do Fundamental Rights Matter to the EU?

Shadi Sadr  03.16.2016
Some have argued that in the post-Iran-deal-era, the EU would prefer to engage Tehran with human rights dialogue rather than adopting aggressive...
What Hillary Clinton Is Missing About The Federal Death Penalty

What Hillary Clinton Is Missing About The Federal Death Penalty

Kim Bellware  03.14.2016
Hillary Clinton is defending the use of the death penalty at the federal level, even as she criticized the capital punishment system at...