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Lethal Injection

This Is How Normal People Feel About the Death Penalty

Galanty Miller | Posted 02.23.2015 | 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.

The Cloak and Daggers of Lethal Injection

Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics
Diann Rust-Tierney

Capital punishment degrades our respect for human life and subverts our basis for a moral appreciation of the law. Is that ultimately what state officials don't want us to see? It doesn't have to be this way.

Holder: Moratorium On Death Penalty 'Would Be Appropriate'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder called Tuesday for a moratorium on the death penalty pending a Supreme Court decision on the use of lethal injection drug...

Kim Bellware

Oklahoma Wants To Reinstate The Gas Chamber, And Experts Say It's A Bad Idea

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 02.13.2015 | Crime

Facing dwindling supplies of lethal injection chemicals and increased legal scrutiny of the practice, some states are considering a return to antiqua...

Georgia To Execute First Female Inmate Since 1945

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 02.11.2015 | Crime

The only female inmate on death row in the state of Georgia is scheduled to die by lethal injection later this month. On Monday, a judge signed a ...

Ohio Will Have Zero Execution In 2015

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 01.30.2015 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state on Friday rescheduled executions for seven death row inmates as it tries to find new lethal drugs, meaning no inmate...

Supreme Court To Take Up Use Of Lethal Injection

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to review Oklahoma's method of execution by lethal injection, ...

Oklahoma Plays Torture Roulette With Lethal Injection

Cassy Stubbs | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics
Cassy Stubbs

The logical response to Clayton Lockett's bloody, pain-filled, unconstitutional execution in Oklahoma eight months ago would be to prevent such torture from happening again. But Oklahoma has another idea for its first execution since Lockett's.

After a Major Year for American Justice, Everything and Nothing Changed

Mugambi Jouet | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
Mugambi Jouet

While American justice has long been extraordinarily repressive and discriminatory, the events of 2014 arguably led more people to realize the magnitude of the problem.

Will Oklahoma Successfully Kill This Man, Or Botch Another Execution?

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.14.2015 | Crime

Less than a year after the Oklahoma Department of Corrections bungled the execution of a man on death row, the state is preparing to execute another m...

Arizona To Change Lethal Injection Drugs After Botched Execution

Reuters | David Schwartz | Posted 12.22.2014 | Crime

By David Schwartz PHOENIX, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Arizona will no longer use the two-drug lethal injection cocktail it employed to execute a convicted ...

Judge OKs Oklahoma's Controversial Lethal Injection Protocols

AP | Posted 12.22.2014 | Crime

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's lethal injection protocols are constitutional and the state can proceed with the scheduled executions of four death ...

Oklahoma Death Row Inmates Challenge State's Method Of Execution

Associated Press | Posted 12.18.2014 | Crime

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lawyers for 21 death row inmates say Oklahoma's bungled execution in April is evidence they likely will experience pain and suf...

When Texas Descends Into Hell: The Vulnerability of Scott Panetti

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 01.11.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

In order to be competent enough to be executed, Scott must understand why he is being executed. Presently, Scott thinks that he is being executed for being a preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Sentencing the Death Sentence to Death

Ash Murthy | Posted 12.31.2014 | Crime
Ash Murthy

The global trend towards abolition of capital punishment is encouraging. It is time the remaining countries, especially democracies like the United States, recognize that the cruel and inhuman punishment is a blot on civilized societies, and sentence the death sentence to death.

Look Inside Oklahoma's New Death Chamber

Associated Press | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 10.10.2014 | Crime

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Prison officials unveiled the renovated execution chamber inside the Oklahoma State Penitentiary on Thursday and expressed c...

Amanda Terkel

Wyoming Advances Bill Allowing Death By Firing Squad

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Wyoming legislative committee voted against a measure to abolish the death penalty last week, instead opting to endorse death by firin...

Texas Executes 8th Prisoner Of Year

AP | Posted 09.10.2014 | Crime

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Texas has executed a man for killing his former common-law wife and her brother more than two decades ago in Houston. For...

Killing Jesus and Claiming Justice: The Execution of Willie Trottie

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 11.10.2014 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

The unfathomable love and grace of God is what binds Willie Trottie to the person of Jesus. The murders of Barbara and Titus Canada cannot keep Trottie from such grace and love. Why is this so difficult to believe?

Justices Silent Over Execution Drug Secrecy

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — No one on the Supreme Court objected publicly when the justices voted to let Arizona proceed with the execution of Joseph Wood, wh...

Is Lethal Injection Cruel and Unusual Punishment?

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 09.30.2014 | Crime
Martha Rosenberg

As the nation is horrified by another botched execution, a capital defense lawyer in Texas, a legal scholar in New York, and the former warden of San Quentin work against capital punishment.

A Deadly Secret: States Refuse to Share the Source of Lethal Injection Drugs in Executions

Jessica S. Henry | Posted 09.27.2014 | Crime
Jessica S. Henry

A botched execution also erodes public confidence because it means that something went wrong with the very process of death, which we have entrusted to our leaders. When a government hides information such as the source of drugs used in lethal injection, it erodes the public trust.

The Continuing Problems with Lethal Injection

Justin Marceau | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Justin Marceau

Arizona's recent botched execution of Joseph Wood is the latest in a series of horrific events demonstrating that lethal injection is a profoundly flawed method for carrying out capital punishment.

Hey, Arizona, Next Time Try Scaphism

Matthew Chapman | Posted 09.24.2014 | Crime
Matthew Chapman

If we're not ashamed of executing our lowlifes -- strange that rich people never seem to get executed, what's that all about? -- then let the Bible be our guide and let's kill lots of people for all kinds of crimes and let's do it brutally.

Jan Brewer Orders Full Review Of Drawn-Out Execution

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

PHOENIX, July 23 (Reuters) - Arizona's Governor Jan Brewer ordered a full review of Wednesday's two-hour execution of death row inmate Joseph Wood, ...