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24 Hours at the Cross: A Holy Week Confrontation with Execution in Texas

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 04.01.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

During Holy Week, I knew I needed to carry my cross down and share the love of God. I cannot let hate and violence continue without question. For the follower of Jesus, the biggest questions are always in the form of a cross.

Texas Executes Man For Killing Woman Over Drug Tax

AP | Posted 03.12.2015 | Crime

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- A Mexican Mafia hit man convicted of beating and strangling a San Antonio woman because she didn't pay the gang's 10 percent...

The Comparative Politics of Atrocity

John Feffer | Posted 03.05.2015 | World
John Feffer

Is ISIS medieval? However much ISIS is committed to returning the world to the seventh century, their atrocities have a more complicated genealogy that stretches from the beheadings of the Middle Ages through the tortures of 18th-century France all the way up to the present day.

Religious Leaders See Delayed Execution As Act Of God

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.03.2015 | Religion

Kelly Gissendaner was scheduled to die at 7 p.m. Monday night, and would have become the first woman to receive the death penalty in Georgia in 70 yea...

The Execution of a Graduate: Struggles From Candler School of Theology

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 03.03.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

The Candler School of Theology taught me that I was learning in order to give life to others. Today, I am struggling with the value of such education when the state is preparing to kill one of the graduates. How could this happen? Where were we? Maybe we were in prison when she was there.

Negotiating for Cessation of Persecution of LGBT People in Iran

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Repressive regimes around the world currently and throughout history have scapegoated, oppressed, and murdered LGBT people. The time has long since passed that we speak out against repression in all of its forms

For the Mentally Disabled, Some States Are Deadly

Jessica S. Henry | Posted 03.28.2015 | Crime
Jessica S. Henry

If it's unconstitutional to execute the intellectually disabled, then states shouldn't do it. They shouldn't even want to do it. People with intellectual disabilities are among our most vulnerable citizens. There is no constitutional -- and certainly no moral -- basis for allowing the intellectually disabled to be executed for actions which they may not have ever been able to fully comprehend.

Two Australian Drug Traffickers Are About to Be Executed in Indonesia and You Should Know Their Names

Olivia Wilson | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Olivia Wilson

What a difference a name makes. When we have two people with a story, more of us are able to empathize. The more of us who see a part of ourselves in them, no matter how small, the more of us feel this is not a story to be punishable by death.

Understanding Short-term Dynamics of Order Execution to Minimize Adverse Selection

Irene Aldridge | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

When you trade, do you place market orders, limit orders or a combination of both? Do you or should you care? The answer is yes, you should care, particularly in today's volatile markets, and this article explains why.

One Democrat Wants To Bring The Death Penalty Back To Michigan -- But It Won't Be Easy

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics

A Democratic lawmaker wants to bring the death penalty back to the first English-speaking territory to abolish capital punishment, but experts -- and ...

Supreme Court Issues Stay For Richard Glossip, Two Other Inmates' Scheduled Executions In Oklahoma

AP | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Executions are on hold in Oklahoma after the U.S. Supreme Court said Wednesday that the state cannot perform executions using a...

The Execution of Our Consciences

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 03.30.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

Though I expect more from our whole society, I am saddened and outraged that most of the executions in our country are carried out by states that are predominately Christian. In Georgia, people who claim to follow Jesus are largely responsible for executing Warren Hill.

Will Oklahoma Successfully Kill This Man, Or Botch Another Execution?

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.14.2015 | Crime

Less than a year after the Oklahoma Department of Corrections bungled the execution of a man on death row, the state is preparing to execute another m...

Mentally Ill Veteran Executed

AP | Posted 01.13.2015 | Crime

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 for the ...

Oklahoma Set To Use The Same Drugs It Used In The Botched Execution

AP | Posted 12.19.2014 | Crime

Oklahoma's prison system chief says the state has the drugs it needs to execute four inmates early next year and plans to administer the same three dr...

Get Reconnected to Your Why

Shawn Tolleson | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Shawn Tolleson

Often, we spend so much time talking about strategy, that we neglect some of the fundamentals. So I'm going to spend a few minutes today talking about one of the most important things in your career, your motivation behind your goals, also known as your why.

The Other Capital Punishment

Jerome Karabel | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

If traditional capital punishment has declined, another kind of capital punishment continues unabated. This other form of capital punishment, far more common than the traditional kind, involves the killing of Americans by the police without benefit of charges, trial, jury, or the right to appeal.

Georgia Executes Cop Killer

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 02.08.2015 | Crime

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia man has been executed for the 1995 killing of a sheriff's deputy, who was slain minutes after a conven...

Drunk Lawyer's Mentally Disabled Client To Be Executed; One Of Two Today

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2015 | Crime

By David Beasley and Carey Gillam ATLANTA/KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec 9 (Reuters) - A Georgia man due to be executed on Tuesday for the 1995...

Killer Christians in Texas: The Next Victim Is Scott Panetti

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 01.30.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

With Christians comprising a stunning majority of people who live here in Texas, there is no ability to blame what is happening in my state on any other faith except my own. Christians are killing people.

We All Deserve Justice

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 01.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Marianne Mollmann

The U.N. General Assembly's main committee dealing with human rights adopted an updated version of a biannual resolution to demand justice for all killings based on discriminatory grounds, including murders motivated by a person's real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.

Double Justice in Missouri

Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 01.19.2015 | Black Voices
Diann Rust-Tierney

For the second time in two months, Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri approved the execution of an African American man sentenced to die by an all-white jury. But Missouri and this governor have absolutely no moral authority to execute anyone.

CEO Notebook

Chitra Nawbatt | Posted 01.12.2015 | Small Business
Chitra Nawbatt

Henry Schein, one of the world's largest health care supplies company, delivers consistent and, in some cases, above industry growth in each of its business areas of dental, pet care and medical supplies.

When Texas Descends Into Hell: The Vulnerability of Scott Panetti

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 01.11.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

In order to be competent enough to be executed, Scott must understand why he is being executed. Presently, Scott thinks that he is being executed for being a preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Great Ideas Are Worthless Without Strong Execution

Rana Florida | Posted 01.07.2015 | Business
Rana Florida

Most people think a Great Idea -- a breakthrough discovery, a killer app -- will make them wealthy beyond their dreams. But successful entrepreneurs know that Great Ideas are a dime a dozen. True success lies in the execution.