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Give the NCAA the Death Penalty

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...
Death Penalty Becomes More Rare and More Problematic

Death Penalty Becomes More Rare and More Problematic

01. 5.2015
While a majority of states have abandoned the death penalty altogether, either in law or in practice, the handful of states that continue...

A Personal Memory of Former Governor Mario Cuomo

01. 2.2015
We lost a great man, a giant in the history of the city, of the State and of the country, the country he loved and wanted to make better,...
Maryland Governor Commutes Sentences For Remaining Death Row Inmates

Maryland Governor Commutes Sentences For Remaining Death Row Inmates

Victoria Cavaliere  01. 1.2015
(Reuters) - Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley on Wednesday commuted the death sentences of the last four inmates remaining on death row,...

10 Ways Colorado Made History in 2014

12.31.2014
The year was marked by historic changes on issues from marriage equality to solitary confinement reform, and it ended with Colorado students...
Maryland Governor Commutes State's Remaining Death Penalties

Maryland Governor Commutes State's Remaining Death Penalties

Sam Stein  12.31.2014
WASHINGTON -- In one of his final acts as governor of the state of Maryland, Martin O'Malley has commuted the sentences of four death row...

Why I Am Opposed to the Carrying Out of Capital Punishment in Jordan

12.29.2014
Human rights activists should not be deterred by the seemingly large public support for the carrying out of capital punishment. The only...
Dealing With the Racial Nature of Wrongful Convictions

Dealing With the Racial Nature of Wrongful Convictions

12.23.2014
The wrongful convictions data coming from the Innocence Project provide all the proof we need that all things are not equal in the application...