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Drugs, Guns, or Life in Prison

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Herewith a study of the activities of two state legislatures that have dealt with identical problems in quite different ways. The two legislatures are in the states of Utah and Nebraska, and the reader may decide which of the two is the more enlightened.

Jesus Died in a Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

For all the accolades poured out upon Jesus, little is said about the harsh realities of the police state in which he lived and its similarities to modern-day America, and yet they are striking.

A Closer Look at the Death Penalty as Utah Considers Firing Squads

Steve Siebold | Posted 05.11.2015 | Crime
Steve Siebold

If the Utah State Senate gets its way, Utah could soon use firing squads to execute some death-row prisoners. The measure passed 18 to 10 on Tuesday, ...

This Is How Normal People Feel About the Death Penalty

Galanty Miller | Posted 04.22.2015 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

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 to start executing a hell of a lot more people.

Kim Bellware

Oklahoma Wants To Reinstate The Gas Chamber, And Experts Say It's A Bad Idea

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 02.13.2015 | Crime

Facing dwindling supplies of lethal injection chemicals and increased legal scrutiny of the practice, some states are considering a return to antiqua...

New Poll: Americans Support Death Penalty By Gas Or Electrocution

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

Despite the botched execution of Clayton Lockett, American support for the death penalty remains unwavering. However, a new poll by NBC has shown ...

State Could Mandate Electrocution, Without Drugs To Carry Out Lethal Injections

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Markus Schmidt and Frank Green | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

The Virginia Department of Corrections said Tuesday it does not have the drugs necessary to carry out a lethal injection. Lisa E. Kinney, director of...

Killer's Last Words: Gaelic Curse, Eagles Song Reference And Benediction

AP | DENA POTTER | Posted 03.21.2013 | Crime

JARRATT, Va. -- He gave a nod and a wink before he sat down in the electric chair, then he uttered two statements as contradictory as the man himself:...

Murderer's Last Words: 'Kiss My Ass'

Posted 01.17.2013 | Crime

Asked for his final words, a 42-year-old convicted murderer had one thought to share from the electric chair: "Kiss my ass." Robert Gleason Jr. bec...

U.K. Man Rigs Up Homemade Electric Chair For Divorce-Seeking Wife

Posted 09.06.2011 | World

A British man has been sentenced to 10 years in jail after he rigged his wife up to a homemade electric chair after she asked him for a divorce. A...

Death Penalty Repeal in the Land of Enchantment

Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diann Rust-Tierney

New Mexico's lawmakers concluded that they'd had enough of a system that does not deter murders, is unfairly and unequally applied, risks wrongful convictions, and diverts resources.