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Eric Trump Says Harsh Political Rhetoric 'Might' Be Linked To Violence
Or maybe not, he tells Jeanine Pirro on Fox News.
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Trump Touts Death Penalty After Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting
President Donald Trump condemned the apparent anti-Semitic attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pennsylvania.
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Washington State's Supreme Court Declares Death Penalty Unconstitutional
The court ruled the punishment is applied “in an arbitrary and racially biased manner.”
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Saudi Arabia Seeks Its First Death Penalty Against Female Human Rights Activist
By Stephen Kalin, Reuters
Five activists are on trial including Israa al-Ghomgham, the first woman to possibly face the death penalty for non-violent offenses.
Tennessee Executes Inmate With Controversial Drugs Despite Sotomayor's Powerful Dissent
Justice says the U.S. is "accepting barbarism" as the execution of Billy Ray Irick is allowed to go forward.
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Pope Francis Was Right To Speak Out Against The Death Penalty. Here's Why.
The pope argued the death penalty is an attack on the dignity of humans. He has a point.
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Pope Francis Changes Church Teaching About Death Penalty, Now 'Inadmissible'
By Nicole Winfield, AP
Pope Francis has long railed against the death penalty, insisting it can never be justified.
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Egypt Court Sentences 75 To Death Over 2013 Sit-In
The 2013 sit-in supported former President Mohammed Morsi who was militarily ousted following mass protests.
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Japan Executes Last 6 Members Of Doomsday Cult Behind Subway Gas Attack
By KEN MORITSUGU and MARI YAMAGUCHI, AP
Japan has never executed so many people in one month, Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa said.
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Nevada Judge Halts Execution Set To Use Experimental Drug Cocktail
Twice-convicted killer Scott Raymond Dozier’s execution was temporarily halted after a judge sided with pharmaceutical manufacturer Alvogen.
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Justice Kennedy's Retirement Is A Setback For Death Row Inmates
The swing justice often sided with the Supreme Court's liberals in cases that limited when capital punishment was allowed.
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There Is No Reasonable Way To Say 'Abortion Is Murder'
, Guest Writer
The anti-abortion movement is—and has always been—about punishing women for their choices.
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Trump's Latest Ideas To Combat The Opioid Epidemic Are Also His Dumbest
The president proposed the death penalty for drug dealers and a new anti-drug ad campaign. Just say no.
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Trump Pushes Drug-Dealer Death Penalty As Opioid Crisis Response
By Roberta Rampton, Reuters
He declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency in October, but without providing more money to fight the epidemic.
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Oklahoma To Become First U.S. State To Execute Death Row Inmates With Nitrogen Gas
The method would replace lethal injection as the primary method.
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Prosecutors Will Seek Death Penalty In Parkland School Shooting
Nikolas Cruz, 19, faces dozens of charges for the Valentine's Day attack that left 17 people dead.
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President Donald Trump Suggests Death Penalty For Drug Dealers
Trump used Singapore's "zero tolerance" drug policy as an example of how the U.S. should be.
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Parkland School Shooter Indicted On 17 Counts Of Murder
By Reuters, Reuters
Nikolas Cruz faces a maximum sentence of either execution or life in prison.
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Mennonite Woman Jailed For Refusing To Testify In Death Penalty Appeal
The Colorado private investigator who helped defend a condemned killer says religious beliefs prevent her from testifying for the prosecution.
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Texas, Alabama Halt Executions; Florida Puts Convicted Rapist And Killer To Death
By By Jon Herskovitz, Reuters
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott commuted the death sentence of a convicted murderer less than an hour before he was set to be executed.
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Alabama Likely To Botch The Execution Of An Already Dying Man
, Guest Writer
Killing Doyle Lee Hamm violates the Eighth Amendment.
Repackaging Abolition: Targeting Christians, Conservatives
Author, American Prisons: A Critical Primer on Culture and Con...
Recent events have put the death penalty and wrongful conviction on center stage in America. Last month, a California man
There's No Good Way To Kill Someone
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Several states across the country continue to impose the death penalty, even as the practice is continually botched, with horrific results.
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Ohio Delays Execution After Failing To Find Sick Inmate's Vein
The state plans to reschedule the lethal injection for 69-year-old Alva Campbell.
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