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Georgia Death Penalty

Georgia Executes Man For 1998 Murders Of A Father And 2 Children

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 01.18.2017 | Crime

ATLANTA, April 27 (Reuters) - A man described by a prosecutor as “pure damn evil” for killing two children and their father in 1998 was executed i...

Georgia Just Executed An Intellectually Disabled Man Whose Sentencing Was Tainted By Racism

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics

Kenneth Fults, an intellectually disabled man who pleaded guilty to murdering his next-door neighbor in 1996, was put to death by lethal injection Tue...

2015 Was A Historic Year For The Death Penalty In America

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

From papal speeches to street protests, death penalty news loomed large in 2015. Some states like Pennsylvania, Nebraska and Connecticut informally ...

Kelly Gissendaner, Georgia's Lone Woman On Death Row, Executed After Lengthy Delay [UPDATED]

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 09.30.2015 | Religion

More than four hours after her scheduled execution, Kelly Renee Gissendaner, Georgia's only woman on death row, was put to death by lethal injection a...

Kelly Gissendaner Should Serve Life in Prison, Not Be Executed

Steven W. Hawkins | Posted 09.25.2016 | Crime
Steven W. Hawkins

The outcome illustrates one of the fundamental flaws with the death penalty -- it's applied arbitrarily. Prosecutors like to say that death penalty is reserved for the "worst of the worst," but the reality is often very different.

Georgia's Only Woman On Death Row Sues Over 'Mortal Fear' During Delayed Execution

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 03.12.2015 | Crime

A "botched" execution caused the only woman on Georgia's death row to endure 13 hours of “immense mental anxiety” and "mortal fear" -- and was hei...

Execution Of Only Woman On Georgia's Death Row Delayed

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 03.11.2015 | Crime

Georgia's only woman on death row was spared from lethal injection Monday night "out of an abundance of caution" after concerns arose over the single ...

This Tuesday, Georgia Will Execute an Intellectually Disabled Man Unless the Courts Intervene

Cassy Stubbs | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Cassy Stubbs

We have only a few days before Mr. Hill enters the death chamber. His execution will mock the Constitution and our common decency unless the courts intervene, now.

Strange Fruit Still Falling in the Southern States

Charles Thomson | Posted 11.27.2011 | Crime
Charles Thomson

One hundred and two prisoners sit on Georgia's death row, waiting to be killed. How many more Troy Davis's will there be before America finally stops sowing the seeds of this cruel and bitter crop?

From Troy Davis to Little Brothers

J.D. Bell | Posted 11.23.2011 | Black Voices
J.D. Bell

If you're foolhardy or unfortunate enough to find yourself at the mercy of the state, so much of your fate depends on things that don't necessarily have anything to do with your guilt or innocence.

Troy Anthony Davis: Victim of American Injustice

James Clark | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
James Clark

We must ensure that Troy Davis did not die for nothing. Millions of people have now seen the danger, dysfunction, and catastrophic injustice of America's death penalty.

John Rudolf

Troy Davis Execution Approaches As Calls For Clemency Continue | John Rudolf | Posted 12.01.2011 | Crime

Jason Cherkis contributed reporting for this article. JACKSON, Ga. -- Behind razor wire and thick concrete walls, Troy Davis spent what may be his ...

An Open Letter to the State of Georgia

Alisha L. Gordon | Posted 11.21.2011 | Black Voices
Alisha L. Gordon

As a native of Georgia, Decatur to be specific, I mourn for us. We've taken some steps back in our progression; there's a silent, suffocating fear that is hovering over our state.

Troy Davis, Texas and the Ultimate Justice

J.D. Bell | Posted 11.21.2011 | Black Voices
J.D. Bell

It would be understandable if the thousands who have rallied behind Troy Davis in recent weeks felt betrayed by their government and helpless in the face of unrelenting bloodlust. This feels something like Texas Justice.

Trymaine Lee

On The Eve Of Execution, Last-Ditch Efforts To Save Troy Davis' Life | Trymaine Lee | Posted 11.20.2011 | Black Voices

A small delegation of supporters took the long walk from the prison entrance to death row, to a room where Troy Davis stood in his white-and-blue-stri...