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Missouri Appeals Stay Of Execution

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 09.14.2014 | Crime

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri execution has been delayed until at least midday Wednesday after a federal judge granted a last-minute stay. Joh...

Treating Death Row Inmates like Disposable Guinea Pigs is Unconstitutional

Michael Shammas | Posted 07.16.2014 | Crime
Michael Shammas

When faced with cruel and unusual crimes, our natural reaction is to demand cruel and unusual punishment. The problem is that even if this sentiment were morally correct, it is legally incorrect.

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.

Troy Davis Never Had a Chance

David Protess | Posted 11.26.2011 | Chicago
David Protess

"How could this happen in America?" was the question repeated on talk radio and around the water coolers. Now it's time for a postmortem, and the troubling answer is: it happens all the time.

John Rudolf

'Persistent Doubts' Plague Pending Georgia Execution, Former FBI Chief Says

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 12.01.2011 | Crime

The execution of Troy Davis, a Georgia death row inmate scheduled to die in less than a week, should be halted because of "pervasive, persistent doubt...

John Rudolf

Muslim Victim of Post-9/11 Shooting Rampage Pleads For Attacker's Life

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

Just weeks after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, a masked man stormed into the Dallas convenience store where Rais Bhuiyan, a Muslim immigrant from...

Death Row Inmate Overdose Delays Lethal Injection

AP | MATT LEINGANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. Ted Strickland on Monday postponed the execution of a convicted killer who managed to take an overdose of pills in his dea...