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United States Death Penalty

On UK Anniversary, Death Penalty in U.S. Remains Abnormal

Matt Cherry | Posted 10.13.2014 | Crime
Matt Cherry

Botched executions are in danger of becoming the new normal in America. But unlike the other top execution nations, where people have no control over their government actions, the citizens of the United States have a choice. As soon as we say that it is not acceptable for our government to kill our fellow citizens in our name, then the death penalty will die.

How U.S. Executions Changed Over Time

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.01.2014 | Crime

U.S. states and the federal government have updated execution methods several times in efforts to find more humane ways to put condemned criminals to ...

Deciding Death

Michael Meltsner | Posted 08.06.2013 | Crime
Michael Meltsner

The real question raised by the contemporary death penalty is not whether some convicted killers deserve it -- it's a common human response that they do -- but whether society does.

U.S. in Top 5 For Executions Worldwide

Amnesty International | Posted 05.28.2011 | World
Amnesty International

While executions and death sentences have declined significantly in the U.S. over the last decade, the use of capital punishment has been collapsing at a much faster rate worldwide.

Ohio's Catholic Bishops Urge End To Death Penalty

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Reginald Fields Religion News Service COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Catholic bishops of Ohio are calling on Gov. John Kasich and state lawmakers to abolis...