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Death (Penalty) Be Not Proud

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 12.20.2016 | Home
Glenn C. Altschuler

In the last twenty years, capital punishment has fallen out of favor in the United States.

Cash, Killings and Secrets

Jessica S. Henry | Posted 02.16.2017 | Crime
Jessica S. Henry

According to a recent Buzzfeed investigation, the people in Missouri responsible for actually executing death row inmates were paid, in total, over $250,000 in hard cold currency since 2013, in possible violation of federal tax laws.

Mississippi's Attorney General Wants To Bring Back Execution By Firing Squad

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics

Jan 28 (Reuters) - Lawmakers in Mississippi should allow state executions by firing squad, electrocution, hanging and nitrogen gas when drugs for leth...

When Will The United States Stop "Tinkering With The Machinery of Death?"

Stephen A. Cooper | Posted 01.15.2017 | Crime
Stephen A. Cooper

Over twenty years ago, death row inmate Christopher Brooks was convicted of raping and bludgeoning a woman to death. Brooks is scheduled to be execut...

Convicted Killer Of 3 Women Executed In Florida

Associated Press | David Lohr | Posted 01.04.2017 | Crime

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Oscar Ray Bolin, a former carnival worker who was convicted of killing 3 Tampa Bay-area women then married a member of his defen...

'Bolin the Butcher' Scheduled For Execution

Associated Press | David Lohr | Posted 01.04.2017 | Crime

Oscar Ray Bolin was first found guilty of murdering three women nearly 30 years ago. In the decades since, every one of the verdicts delivered by juri...

How The Media Is Lambasting Saudi Arabia For Executing 47 Prisoners

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 01.04.2017 | Media

Major Western news publications are not mincing words when it comes to Saudi Arabia's decision to execute 47 prisoners over the weekend, including pro...

Saudi Execution Of Shiite Cleric Draws Worldwide Protests

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 01.16.2017 | Home

RIYADH, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shi’ite Muslim cleric and dozens of al Qaeda members on Saturday, signaling that it woul...

Executioner Wanted -- Care to Apply?

Garry Rodgers | Posted 12.07.2016 | Crime
Garry Rodgers

Surveys consistently indicate a majority of North American adults support capital punishment... under the right circumstances. So if you support it... you should be able to hand out the death penalty.

Congressional Candidate Wants To Execute Some Repeat Border Crossers

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics

Iowa state Sen. Mark Chelgren (R) has a message for any immigrant felons who re-enter the U.S. illegally: You should be executed. Chelgren made made t...

Wrongful Convictions Then and Now: The Tragic Case of George Stinney, Jr.

Lorenzo Johnson | Posted 11.05.2016 | Crime
Lorenzo Johnson

In 1944, George Stinney Jr., a 14-year-old African American, was charged with murdering two young white girls: Betty June Binnicker, 11 and Mary Emma Thames, seven. Their bodies were found stabbed to death in the lumber mill town of Alcolu.

Evangelical Support for Death Penalty Ending After Decades

Shane Claiborne | Posted 10.27.2016 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

The new statement is not a call to abolish the death penalty altogether but it flags both social and theological concerns and affirms the growing movement of evangelicals who are against the death penalty.

President Rouhani, It's Time to Make Good on Your Human Rights Promise

Omid Memarian | Posted 10.02.2016 | Home
Omid Memarian

As the Iranian government prepares to lay bare its most sensitive operations to dozens of the U.N. inspectors, it should also welcome the one individual charged with monitoring human rights, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed.

Oklahoma AG Suspends Executions Indefinitely After Drug Mix-Up

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

The Oklahoma attorney general has suspended all executions in the state following a disastrous lethal injection drug mix-up that occurred just hours b...

Blind Justice Leads to Black Death

Peter DiCaprio | Posted 09.25.2016 | Politics
Peter DiCaprio

We mistake the loss of complete dominance for the loss of liberty. We mistake attempts to create parity with minority dominance. There is a system in place that's killing all of us, some at a higher rate than others.

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 puni...

Why Three Counties That Loved The Death Penalty Have Almost Stopped Pursuing It

The Marshall Project | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics

This article was originally published by The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization that covers the U.S. criminal justice system. Sign up for...

Kim Bellware

Supreme Court Upholds Oklahoma's Use Of Lethal Injection Drug | Kim Bellware | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in a 5-4 vote that Oklahoma may continue to use a controversial lethal injection drug during executions. The...

Saudi Arabia Just Executed Its 100th Prisoner This Year

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.16.2015 | Home

Saudi Arabia executed two prisoners on Monday, the kingdom's 99th and 100th execution of 2015. The state has killed more prisoners in the first six mo...

Pakistan Executes Christian Man Who Was Convicted At 15 And Allegedly Tortured

Reuters | Mubasher Bukhari | Posted 06.10.2015 | Home

LAHORE, Pakistan, June 10 (Reuters) - Pakistan on Wednesday executed a man who was 15 when he was sentenced to death for murder and whose lawyers say ...

Saudi Arabia's Executions Have Skyrocketed In Number This Year

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.28.2015 | Home

Saudi Arabia's implementation of the death penalty has skyrocketed this year, and rights groups are worried about the surge of capital punishment unde...

Saudi Arabia Is Hiring 8 New Executioners

Posted 05.19.2015 | Home

RIYADH, May 18 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is advertising for eight new executioners, recruiting extra staff to carry out an increasing number of death s...

What's Behind All The Reports Of North Korea's Purges And Executions

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.15.2015 | Home

Since Kim Jong Un inherited the leadership of the Hermit Kingdom from his father in 2011, numerous reports of purges and executions of officials in P...

Lessons From the Executions in Bali this Week

Zoë B | Posted 06.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Zoë B

It's been a heavy week. The events in Bali have left an air of sadness. I have to admit the executions this week had quite an effect on me. To hear o...

Reflections on Lethal Drugs, Sleeping and Waking Up

Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Diann Rust-Tierney

I have always loved the Supreme Court. As a law student, I made pilgrimages to the Court to listen to arguments. It fortified me and inspired me for the hard work and sacrifice ahead.