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US Death Penalty

Missouri Executes Man Convicted Of Strangling 19-Year-Old

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.14.2015 | Crime

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri inmate who sexually attacked a 19-year-old woman before tying her to a cemetery tree and killing her was exe...

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.

More Than Half Of The People Executed In The U.S. Have A Severe Mental Illness: Study

Think Progress | Posted 07.24.2014 | Impact

A majority of the 100 executed inmates examined in a new study by three legal researchers had “a severe mental illness such as schizophrenia, post-t...

Clayton Lockett's Botched Execution Is Sick And Depressing, But Not Surprising. Here's Why.

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

The execution of Clayton Lockett, a convicted murderer in Oklahoma, ended in distressing fashion Tuesday, when he was declared dead from a fatal heart...

Botched Execution Raises Questions About U.S. Death Penalty

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2014 | Crime

(Fixes syntax in second paragraph) By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY, April 29 (Reuters) - Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett...

Death Penalty Losing Momentum, Report Finds

AP | SYLVIA HUI | Posted 06.10.2013 | World

LONDON — Iraq executed almost twice as many people last year compared to the year before, while India and Pakistan resumed executions after aban...

An Encouraging Bump in the Road to Death Penalty Abolition

Ty Alper | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Ty Alper

Prop 34 moved the conversation light years ahead in this state, and it lost by a narrow margin. When we finally abolish the death penalty, in California, and in every state, we will look back at this defeat as a bump in the long road.

Where Does The U.S. Stand In Number Of Executions?

Posted 08.22.2012 | World

Texas inmate Marvin Wilson was executed on Tuesday evening after the Supreme Court rejected an argument that Wilson should be exempt from the death pe...

Is the Death Penalty Ever Justified?

Jess Coleman | Posted 07.18.2012 | Teen
Jess Coleman

The only thing being accomplished by the death penalty is death itself. A country that brutally murders its citizens seems as far from developed or democratic as it can possibly be.

US Rejects UN Death Penalty Proposal

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — The United States dismissed international calls Tuesday to abolish the death penalty as friends and foes alike delivered their recommen...