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Charles Warner

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...

Oklahoma Attorney General Agrees To Stay Of Execution

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals agreed Thursday to a six-month stay of execution for a death row inmate while an investi...

If We're Keeping the Death Penalty, Then Bring Back Firing Squads

Diane Dimond | Posted 07.06.2014 | Crime
Diane Dimond

If we're going to keep carrying out the death penalty in this country and if we are going to continue to grandly insist that they are "humane executions" then only a return to a firing squad will insure a speedy and relatively pain free death for the condemned.

'My Whole Body Is Burning': Double Execution in Oklahoma

Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Diann Rust-Tierney

There will be some who will say, what does it matter? People on death row deserve whatever they get. But it matters whether the state of Oklahoma follows its own laws, let alone the U.S. Constitution, when it seeks to impose the most severe punishment imaginable.

Oklahoma Prepares For First Double Execution In 80 Years

AP | BAILEY ELISE McBRIDE and SEAN MURPHY | Posted 06.29.2014 | Crime

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — A botched execution that used a new drug combination left an Oklahoma inmate writhing and clenching his teeth on the gurney ...

State's Highest Court Deals Blow To Death-Row Inmates

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 06.24.2014 | Crime

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma plans to hold its first double execution in nearly 80 years, Gov. Mary Fallin said Thursday. The move comes a day aft...

2 Executions Stayed By Okla. Court

AP | TIM TALLEY | Posted 06.21.2014 | Crime

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A sharply divided Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday stayed the executions of two death row inmates who have challenged the secre...

REVEALED: Oklahoma's Execution Drugs Used In Just One Other State

AP | BAILEY ELISE McBRIDE | Posted 04.02.2014 | Crime

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma on Tuesday revealed the combination of drugs it plans to use to execute two men later this month — a mix that's been...

State Could Execute Inmates With Combo That Left Man Gasping

AP | Posted 03.25.2014 | Crime

BAILEY ELISE McBRIDE, Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Facing a shortage of its traditional execution drugs, Oklahoma has revised its proc...

Oklahoma Lacks Drugs For Upcoming Executions

AP | BAILEY ELISE McBRIDE | Posted 03.17.2014 | Crime

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma does not have all of the lethal drugs necessary to carry out an execution set for this week, the state attorney genera...

The Media Curmudgeon is Taken to Task

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

Guest blogger Jiri Nechleba takes the Media Curmudgeon to task with the following intelligent rebuttal to my last post.

Roger Ailes Naysayers Left With Egg On Their Faces Following Contract Renewal

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Roger Ailes' 5-year contract renewal may seem like obvious news to the casual media-watcher — the network maintains significant ratings leads ov...