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Op-Ed: Selective justice: Foreign nationals and the death penalty

Geneva - The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) steps up its campaign this week for the abolition of the death penalty worldwide.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Washington governor Jay Inslee suspends death penalty

Olympia - Washington's Democratic governor announced Tuesday he was suspending capital punishment in the state, citing "too many flaws" in an "unequal" system.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Woman executed in Texas for 1998 murder of her ex-boyfriend Special

Huntsville - A New York native became the 14th female to be executed since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, after the U.S. Supreme court rejected Texas offender Suzzanne Basso’s last minute appeal Wednesday.
Digital Journal Report by Stephen Pope - 2 comments

Missouri executes man before U.S. Supreme Court rejects appeal

Bonne Terre - A Missouri death row inmate was put to death by lethal injection 24 minutes before the United States Supreme Court rejected his final appeal, with the state arguing that it is perfectly legal to kill a prisoner before their due process has run its course.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

Feds seek death penalty for Boston bombing suspect

Boston - Attorney General Eric Holder has authorized federal prosecutors to seek capital punishment for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who is charged with 30 federal crimes related to the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and injured 260.

Texas executes Mexican national despite World Court ruling

Huntsville - Texas has executed a Mexican national convicted of murdering a Houston police officer despite a World Court ruling that his case should be reviewed because he was never informed of his right to diplomatic assistance.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 13 comments

Some U.S. states may return to firing squad for executions

With European manufacturers boycotting the sale of the drugs normally used to painlessly execute prisoners in the United States, some politicians are panicking. Now they are looking for alternative methods to kill.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 15 comments

Doctor’s resume & flawed autopsies are central to death row case Special

Houston - A recent court filing seeking to stop Suzzanne Basso's scheduled February 5 execution has raised serious questions about an autopsy in the 1998 case, and the doctor who performed it.
Digital Journal Report by Stephen Pope - 5 comments

Man executed in Ohio using new lethal drug

Columbus - A convicted murderer has been executed in the State of Ohio using a drug combination never used before in state executions.
In the Media by Andrew Dyer - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Ohio runs out of execution drug

Lucasville - It's a good news, bad news scenario. Ohio got to kill a guy last night. And he had a killin' coming if you believe in capital punishment.
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A Straight Look At Capital Punishment

Like the existence of God or the meaning of life, the death penalty appears to be one of those eternal questions that...
Sep 30, 2012 by Alexander Baron - 1 comment

The Killing of a Grandmother

She will merrily sing "Amazing Grace" and other classics if she’s asked to; the woman carries a tune very well....
May 6, 2012 by Danny Gibson

Move to Abolish Capital Punishment in Malaysia

Recently, there had been calls from various quarters to abolish the death sentence in Malaysia. Malaysia is one of the...
Oct 18, 2011 by Caroline Vimla - 10 comments


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