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Wyoming Advances Bill Allowing Death By Firing Squad

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Wyoming legislative committee voted against a measure to abolish the death penalty last week, instead opting to endorse death by firin...

Texas Executes 8th Prisoner Of Year

AP | Posted 09.10.2014 | Crime

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Texas has executed a man for killing his former common-law wife and her brother more than two decades ago in Houston. For...

Killing Jesus and Claiming Justice: The Execution of Willie Trottie

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 09.10.2014 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

The unfathomable love and grace of God is what binds Willie Trottie to the person of Jesus. The murders of Barbara and Titus Canada cannot keep Trottie from such grace and love. Why is this so difficult to believe?

Excessive Talking Can Be a Killer

Dianna Booher | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

Rather than the pay-off of praise from the finished project, people feed on the payoff from promises of what's to come. That makes executing the actual plans much less exciting--and much less likely to get done.

California's Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional, But The AG Won't Give It Up

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 08.21.2014 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state's death penalty uncons...

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

Matt Cherry | Posted 08.13.2014 | 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.

Is Idea, Execution or Timing Most Important for Success?

Kevin Siskar | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Kevin Siskar

Imagine not just the idea, but ask yourself if it is the right time and then make your plan to execute on it. You need the right blend of idea, timing and execution to make a successful idea manifest itself in the world.

The Heightened Domestic Crack Down and Human Rights Violations

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

History appears to be repeating itself in the Islamic Republic. Whenever many Iranians believe that there will be more socio-political, individual as well as socio-economic freedoms in the country, due to the rule of a moderate or reformist president, the domestic crack down and human rights violation in the Islamic Republic mount up.

Hospital Unknowingly Gave Prison Drugs For Execution

thelensnola.org | Posted 08.07.2014 | Crime

The Department of Corrections bought 20 vials of the drug on Jan. 28, a week before Sepulvado’s scheduled execution, according to a document provide...

6 Tools for Creating High Performance Teams

Matt Tenney | Posted 09.12.2014 | Business
Matt Tenney

The world is replete with organizations with great strategies. But how many of those great strategies are actually executed?

Justices Silent Over Execution Drug Secrecy

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — No one on the Supreme Court objected publicly when the justices voted to let Arizona proceed with the execution of Joseph Wood, wh...

Gigi Gordon, Death Row Lawyer: An Admirable Life Ended as It Was Lived

Matthew Chapman | Posted 08.01.2014 | Crime
Matthew Chapman

When life was no longer worth living, she ended it. I see no irony in this. As a tough, intelligent, independent person, she did not want to either lose her mind or be a burden to anyone. She was an admirable woman who lived her convictions.

The Voices of Gazans That We Never Hear

Lilac Sigan | Posted 08.01.2014 | World
Lilac Sigan

Real data as to public opinion in Gaza is scarce. Still, there are a few hints of true voices coming out from the dark.

A Deadly Secret: States Refuse to Share the Source of Lethal Injection Drugs in Executions

Jessica S. Henry | Posted 07.29.2014 | Crime
Jessica S. Henry

A botched execution also erodes public confidence because it means that something went wrong with the very process of death, which we have entrusted to our leaders. When a government hides information such as the source of drugs used in lethal injection, it erodes the public trust.

Hey, Arizona, Next Time Try Scaphism

Matthew Chapman | Posted 07.25.2014 | Crime
Matthew Chapman

If we're not ashamed of executing our lowlifes -- strange that rich people never seem to get executed, what's that all about? -- then let the Bible be our guide and let's kill lots of people for all kinds of crimes and let's do it brutally.

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...

It's Time for a Nationwide Moratorium on the Death Penalty

Brian Stull | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
Brian Stull

This entire story is a tragic one, and it should push us to admit that the path to justice simply cannot include more gruesome violence.

Can You Hear the Death Rattle of Capital Punishment in California?

Burke E. Strunsky | Posted 07.22.2014 | Crime
Burke E. Strunsky

After Judge Carney's decision, I am very concerned that many murder victims' families will soon be dealt another painful blow. If the state retroactively eliminates the death penalty, many grieving people, already robbed of so much, will lose the justice and closure that juries, after a thorough and lengthy review of all the facts, had granted them.

SCOTUS Allows Execution To Go Forward In Contentious First Amendment Case

AP | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed an Arizona execution to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over ...

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...

5 Traits of Leaders Who Act

Hans Hickler | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

Why is it that organizations have trouble moving from planning to action? Why is it that so many Leaders are dissatisfied with the execution culture of their organizations?

Death Row Inmates Sue Over Oklahoma's Controversial Execution Methods

AP | By SEAN MURPHY | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — By tinkering with Oklahoma's lethal injection procedures, prison officials are experimenting on death row inmates and violating...

Could Oklahoma's Death Penalty Become the Lethal-Injection Alpha and Omega?

Adam Banner | Posted 07.23.2014 | Crime
Adam Banner

Could the newest "shot heard 'round the world" be the lethal injection of Oklahoma death-row inmate Clayton Lockett? After all, his 45-minute death struggle has been denounced by the UN and will likely have a profound impact on the nature of capital punishment in the United States.

GOP Lawmaker: Bring Back Firing Squad Executions

AP | MICHELLE L. PRICE | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In the wake of a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma last month, a Utah lawmaker says he believes a firing squad is a more hu...

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.