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The Pilgrimage for Raphael Holiday Is the Pilgrimage for Abolition

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 11.18.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

This Wednesday, Raphael Holiday will be executed minutes after 6 p.m. at the Walls Unit in Huntsville, Texas. Unlike many of those I've encountered o...

I Am an Out-and-Proud Happy Face Carved Into an Open, Pussy Sore

Domenick Scudera | Posted 11.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

The 'open sores' wedding imagery was supplied by pastor Kevin Swanson, the organizer of last week's National Religious Liberties Conference, which was attended by the three GOP presidential hopefuls.

Iran on Track to Execute More Than 1,000 People by End of December

Vocativ | Posted 10.28.2015 | World

A total of 854 people have already been executed in the Islamic Republic in the first 10 months of 2015, according to the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC), which records "unofficial," "semiofficial" and "official" executions.

Oklahoma Agrees To Hold Off Executions Until At Least 2016

AP | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's attorney general has agreed to not request execution dates until 2016, as his office investigates why the state...

Arkansas Judge Halts Executions As Inmates Challenge Law

AP | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.09.2015 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge has halted the executions of eight death row inmates, dealing a blow to the state's efforts to begin ...

Our Country Has Forgotten the Value of a Life

Michael Shammas | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Michael Shammas

Maybe for a time before dying, a very small time, Bryce Williams's swirling anger, Chris Harper Mercer's swirling anger, stopped swirling. Perhaps, at long last, they felt sated. How relatively pitiful the causes of their anger; how incomparably grievous the consequences.

Triple Déjà vu: Punishments Lacking Principles

Jessica S. Henry | Posted 10.02.2015 | Crime
Jessica S. Henry

Three different state trials resulted in the same unfair outcomes: death for those that did not physically participate in the killings, and life for those who did. Looking at each of these cases is like having a really bad case of triple déjà vu.

My Brother-in-Law Wouldn't Have Wanted His Killer to Face the Death Penalty

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Bruce Reyes-Chow

There are no winners in the aftermath of murder and this is not about whose experience is more valid than another, but we do have the choice as a society if we will add death upon death. In memory of Brian and too many others killed, I hope and pray that soon, we will choose to respond to death with life.

Saudi Arabia Plans To Execute Child Offender Ali Al-Nimr

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.24.2015 | World

Saudi Arabia's plans to execute a young man who was sentenced to death in 2012, when he was a child offender, have this week led human rights advocat...

The Last Visit

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 09.22.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

I only met Juan Garcia once. I was asked to visit him on September 15. For a couple of hours in a cold room in Livingston, Texas, we talked. With an unforgiving deadline approaching fast, the last things were at the forefront of our minds.

Another Innocent Man About to Die?

Jessica S. Henry | Posted 09.16.2015 | Crime
Jessica S. Henry

If there is a chance that Richard Glossip is innocent, then why not give his attorneys a little more time to prove it? What possible societal benefit could ever occur from the state execution of an innocent man?

This Powerful Combination Will Help Your Business Soar

John Bowen | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
John Bowen

For many of us, the biggest threat to the continued growth of our businesses isn't changes in the marketplace or even our competitors. It's ourselves.

Missouri Executes Man For Raping, Killing Girl 2 Decades Ago

AP | Kelly Chen | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A man who spent nearly 25 years on Missouri's death row was executed Tuesday for the kidnapping, rape and stabbing death...

Federal Court Not Eager To Jump Into California Death Penalty Fight

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics

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Man To Be Executed For Rape, Murder Of 15-Year-Old Girl

Associated Press | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.31.2015 | Crime

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- An inmate scheduled to be executed Tuesday for killing a 15-year-old Missouri girl has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his pun...

Saudi Arabia Executes 4 People In One Day

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 08.26.2015 | World

RIYADH, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia announced it had carried out four executions in different cities on Wednesday morning, bringing the total numb...

James Holmes May Not Be Executed Even If He's Sentenced To Death

AP | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.21.2015 | Crime

DENVER (AP) -- The time has come for jurors to hear whether James Holmes should be executed for killing 12 people in a Colorado movie theater. But ev...

Missouri Executes Man Convicted Of Strangling 19-Year-Old

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.14.2015 | Crime

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri inmate who sexually attacked a 19-year-old woman before tying her to a cemetery tree and killing her was exe...

Public Access to Startup Investments

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

In the United States, for the first time since 1933, you do not have to earn more then $200k annually or be a millionaire to invest in startups. As long as the startup raises less than fifty million dollars annually, anyone can now get into the game at the ground level.

INDEX: AWARD -- Funding International Award Winning Design Startups

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Design awards are the design profession's "stamp of approval" for a wide range of new and classic design related offerings. There are hundreds of design awards, each with its own distinct focus and selection criteria such as business, impact and culture.

Requiem for Lethal Injection?

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

The rifleman mustering for a firing squad is honest - an icon of retribution without pretense. If we can own his violent act on our behalf, capital punishment suits us. But clinical killing is euphemism - a cowardly way for us to deceive ourselves.

We Don't Need Double Standards for Iranian-Americans

Marjan Keypour Greenblatt | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics
Marjan Keypour Greenblatt

As Iranian-Americans, we and our community leaders should have the self-confidence to speak out against all forms of injustice perpetrated against the Iranian people, especially when lives are at stake. That is a unifying cause worthy all of us.

Paige Lavender

7 Things You Should Know About The Death Penalty, Even If You Support It | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who set off homemade bombs at the Boston Marathon and embarked on a week-long police chase with his brother Tamerlan in April 2013,...

Convicted Killer Of 3 Who Claimed Incompetence Executed By Texas

AP | Posted 05.12.2015 | Crime

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate was executed Tuesday for the killings of his 15-year-old girlfriend, her mother and her grandfather nearly 1...

The Greek Tragedy at the Heart of the Indonesian Executions

Olivia Wilson | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Olivia Wilson

As the bodies of the eight executed men return to the their families, we in Australia and elsewhere, are left reeling by the life and death drama of the last few days.