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Donald Trump Adviser Says Hillary Clinton Should Be Shot By Firing Squad

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― One of Donald Trump’s advisers on veterans affairs wants Hillary Clinton to be shot for treason. Al Baldasaro, a New Hampshire state ...

Requiem for Lethal Injection?

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 05.26.2016 | 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.

What It's Really Like To Witness A Firing Squad Execution

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 03.25.2015 | Crime

The only visible reaction Ronnie Lee Gardner gave to meeting death via a Utah firing squad was a clenched fist and a raised left arm, according to rep...

Utah Reinstates Firing Squad As Execution Method

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

Firing squads are a legal execution method once again in Utah. A law signed Monday by Gov. Gary R. Herbert (R) establishes firing squads as a seco...

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.

State House Approves Bill Allowing Executions By Firing Squad

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

The Utah House of Representatives approved a measure Friday that would allow executions by firing squad, the AP reports. The measure passed 39-34, ...

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 ...

If We're Keeping the Death Penalty, Then Bring Back Firing Squads

Diane Dimond | Posted 07.06.2014 | Crime
Diane Dimond

If we're going to keep carrying out the death penalty in this country and if we are going to continue to grandly insist that they are "humane executions" then only a return to a firing squad will insure a speedy and relatively pain free death for the condemned.

Death Penalty Unconstitutional in Oklahoma? What's Next?

Adam Banner | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Adam Banner

As an Oklahoma criminal defense attorney, I've been following the new death penalty developments fairly closely. It's probably safe to say that our Death Row hasn't been this shaken up since the state retired the electric chair after the electrocution of James French in 1966.

State Considers Execution By Firing Squad

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

One day after a controversial lethal injection case in Ohio put the death penalty in crosshairs, another set of state lawmakers have proposed legislat...

Utah Man Chooses Execution By Firing Squad

Posted 02.10.2012 | Crime

A Utah man has opted for execution by firing squad to carry out his death sentence for a 1988 murder in which he stabbed a man in the liver with a tir...

Pakistan Soldiers Appear To Execute Civilians On New Tape (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

New footage of Pakistan soldiers allegedly executing a group of six civilians has surfaced online, raising troubling questions about the country's sta...

Trial and Execution: The Dramatic Deaths of Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Elsner

Twenty years ago on Christmas Day, the Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena were executed after a summary trial. And thanks to the marvels of modern technology, anyone can view the proceedings.