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Why We Should Dismantle the Death Penalty

Carl Pettit | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics
Carl Pettit

If someone deliberately killed one of our loved ones, we could (I know I would) very well harbor fantasies of violent revenge. Under these difficult circumstances, that would be a very human thing to do. But it shouldn't be the responsibility of the state to carry out the ultimate penalty for us.

Ex-California Governors Back Plan To Speed Up Executions

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

More than 700 California inmates are sitting on a death row that hasn’t carried out an execution since 2006, according to the San Jose Mercury News....

The Execution of Edgar Tamayo Arias

Sarah Shourd | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Sarah Shourd

Each time we execute a foreign national whose consular rights were stripped away, the bonds of mutual trust between nations are loosened and the delicate fabric of international cooperation unravels a little more.

Counties That Send The Most People To Death Row Show A Questionable Commitment To Justice

Radley Balko | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

Last week, I looked at a recent study by the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) which finds that the vast majority of executions and death row in...

Jimmy Dennis and Pennsylvania's Grave Miscarriage of Justice

David A. Love | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
David A. Love

The stakes are so high -- literally life and death -- and yet the error rate is so high as well. Certainly a factory would be shut down if every ninth or 10th product coming off the assembly line was defective.

Warren Lee Hill and the Ghosts of Death Penalty Past, Present and Future

Dr Bharat Malkani | Posted 09.17.2013 | Crime
Dr Bharat Malkani

Hill's case is not only an example of the present-day problems with the death penalty. It also raises specters of executions-past, and gives an indication of the bleak future of the death penalty in the U.S.

Death by Numbers: The 500th Execution by the State of Texas

Gemma Puglisi | Posted 09.04.2013 | Crime
Gemma Puglisi

We are a civilized society, and the death penalty is barbaric and senseless and in so many cases. There is no question that those who kill should be accountable for their horrible actions. And prison is that punishment.

Trump Calls for Snowden's Head ... Again

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

Real estate magnate and attention-seeker Donald Trump doubled down Monday on his recommendation that Edward Snowden, the former intelligence contracto...

Attentive Leadership Begins at the Top

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 08.25.2013 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

A 2010 study conducted by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) introduced a concept called "attentive leadership." The study focused on student success and found that one key is a visible, action-oriented commitment to timely graduation by people at all levels of an institution.

The Death Penalty Is Premeditated, Unconstitutional Murder

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.13.2013 | Crime
Michael Shammas

The Supreme Court got it right in 1972. The death penalty does violate the Constitution, because it is cruel and unusual punishment. And here's why.

Red State Resurgence Greenlights Executions

Martin Clancy | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Martin Clancy

Republicans in North Carolina are flexing their newfound political muscle in the legislature, and the results are bad news for 152 residents of the state's death row. In the process, the lawmakers turned their back on a unique effort by the state to overcome its tarnished history of racism.

What Creative Culture Encourages Design Excellence?

Soren Petersen | Posted 08.07.2013 | Business
Soren Petersen

Designers often do all-nighters together and their creative collaboration could be compared to a jazz jam session so what type of organizational culture would best support this flow of innovative ideas? We invited creative professionals' to share their insights on the topic.

Should Jodi Arias Have the Right to Choose the Death Penalty?

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 07.15.2013 | Crime
Amy Dardashtian

Should Jodi Arias and other convicted murderers be allowed to choose the death penalty? At first glance, the death penalty appears to be the harsher sentence but if Arias prefers death, does life in prison become the harsher sentence?

David Lohr

Women On Arizona's Death Row | David Lohr | Posted 05.09.2013 | Crime

Jodi Arias, now a convicted murderer, will return Thursday to the same Arizona courtroom where she was convicted, and now her lawyers will fight to ke...

A 'Perfect Storm' in Georgia

Martin Clancy | Posted 07.06.2013 | Crime
Martin Clancy

A Georgia inmate named Warren Hill, who came within forty minutes of a lethal injection in February, is in legal limbo this week. His case represents a "perfect storm" of the seemingly insurmountable problems that beset courts and state legislatures in applying the death penalty.

Texas Execution: Routine or 'Awesome'?

Martin Clancy | Posted 06.28.2013 | Crime
Martin Clancy

Texas conducted its fourth execution of the year Thursday night, an event now so routine that the state's major newspapers didn't even send reporters.

Breaking Bad: Death Penalty Desperation

Jeanne Woodford | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Jeanne Woodford

What do the gas chamber, state secrets and illegally manufactured drugs all have in common? They are all in Senator Joel Anderson's preposterous new bill, SB 779, sponsored by the California District Attorneys' Association.

WATCH: The Death Penalty's Fatal Flaws

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.28.2013 | Crime
Bill Moyers

Over time, Supreme Court Justices have fine-tuned the circumstances under which the death penalty may still apply, but no set of laws or jurisprudence can undo wrongful executions -- or, it seems, completely prevent them.

Now Is the Time for Maryland to Kill Its Death Machine

David A. Love | Posted 03.17.2013 | Crime
David A. Love

There is no better way for Maryland to celebrate King Day this month than to repeal the death penalty now.

India Executes Last Surviving Mumbai Attacker

Reuters | Satarupa Bhattacharjya and Kaustubh Kulkarni | Posted 01.20.2013 | World

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, Nov 21 (Reuters) - India executed Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, the lone survivor of a militant squad that killed 166 people in a rampage t...

Why Attention Must Not Be Paid: The Consequences of Obsessive Media Coverage of Criminal Suspects

Jody Lyneé Madeira | Posted 10.08.2012 | Crime
Jody Lyneé Madeira

Right now we are dangerously close to repeating earlier mistakes in granting so much airtime to notorious suspects.

Undue Burden

Andrea Lyon | Posted 09.17.2012 | Crime
Andrea Lyon

Warren Hill is scheduled to be executed in Georgia. This is despite the fact that Warren Hill is mentally retarded.

Fit to Be Fried. But Boiled?

Robert L. Wolke | Posted 09.15.2012 | Home
Robert L. Wolke

Henry VIII decreed that anyone convicted of poisoning another person would be put to death by being boiled alive. Now I hate to spoil a king's fun, but as all cooks know, oils won't actually boil.

Video Of Afghan Woman Executed By Taliban Recalls Previous Outrages

Posted 07.10.2012 | World

In a scene that recalled the kind of pre-9/11 reign of terror that many thought ended with the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, a video showing the publ...

McVeigh's Execution, 11 Years Later

Jody Lyneé Madeira | Posted 08.12.2012 | Crime
Jody Lyneé Madeira

I am writing about Timothy McVeigh because I am afraid that we will forget him. For in forgetting him, we overlook others like him -- individuals who not only have an insidious world view but who have the conceit to take others' lives in acting upon it.