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Texas Executions

Amanda Terkel

Conservatives Call On Rick Perry To Halt Execution Of Mentally Ill Inmate | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of conservative leaders is mounting a last-minute effort to stop Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) from executing inmate Scott Panetti, ...

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.

Two Executions Planned In Texas, Missouri, As Overall U.S. Executions Drop

Reuters | Posted 12.28.2014 | Crime

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Two U.S. inmates convicted of murder as teenagers are scheduled to be put to death...


Reuters | Posted 11.10.2014 | Crime

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Texas plans to execute Willie Tyrone Trottie on Wednesday for killing two people ...

15 Women Have Now Been Executed In The U.S (UPDATED)

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 09.18.2014 | Crime

Since the Supreme Court lifted the ban on capital punishment in 1976, 15 women have been executed. Wednesday night marked the most recent. Lisa...

Texas Rises As Conservative Battleground

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson and Ryan Grim | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

While national political observers talk about shifting demographics and political dynamics that are slowly pushing Texas closer to tossup territory, R...

Texas Execution: Routine or 'Awesome'?

Martin Clancy | Posted 06.28.2013 | Crime
Martin Clancy

Texas conducted its fourth execution of the year Thursday night, an event now so routine that the state's major newspapers didn't even send reporters.

Rick Perry Responds To Supreme Court's Decision In Death Penalty Case

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry -- who as Texas governor has overseen the execution of 235 convicted killers -- said Friday that he “resp...

Celebrating The Interruption Of Death

Shane Claiborne | Posted 11.16.2011 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

It is this dual conviction that no one is above reproach and that no one is beyond redemption that lies at the heart of our faith. Undoubtedly it's why the early Christians were characterized by non-violence.

Death from Cluelessness: State Killing Machines and the Penalty of Indifference

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Carl Sagan famously said that extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. The claim that killing prisoners acts as a deterrent or keeps police safe is indeed extraordinary.

Welcome to Texas: The Death Penalty State

Rachel Farris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Farris

As the case against Cameron Todd Willingham, executed in 2004, sinks like a rock, the truth has started to float to the top and the rats are streaming out from all sides, led by none other than Texas Governor Rick Perry.

Trial and Error: Houston, We've Got a Problem

Lynne Glasner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynne Glasner

As Morgenthau steps down as DA, one of the three primary contestants stands out. Richard Aborn has a track record of working for reform.

Texas Ruling Signals Halt to Executions Indefinitely

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Signaling an indefinite halt to executions in Texas, the state's highest criminal appeals court late Tuesday stayed the lethal injection of a 28-year-...