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Sen. Ted Cruz is of course a hardline supporter of the ...
by Hunter
Comment Count 54 comments on Sat Mar 21, 2015 at 09:00 AM PDT with 43 Recommends
by annieli
Comment Count 14 comments on Wed Mar 11, 2015 at 01:46 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
I am back! Didn't post for a few years but..... Lately one of the issues in the death penalty ...
by cuddytom
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Mar 09, 2015 at 01:36 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Per an earlier Daily Kos story this morning, Death Row inmate, Kelly Gissendaner was scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection at 7PM this evening. It's ...
by Leslie Salzillo
Comment Count 15 comments on Mon Mar 02, 2015 at 08:39 PM PST with 16 Recommends
A Georgia woman, Kelly Gissendaner, is sentenced to die this evening at 7PM. The mother of three was convicted of plotting the murder of her husband and has been on Death Row for 17 years. Gregory ...
by Leslie Salzillo
Comment Count 29 comments on Sun Mar 01, 2015 at 09:27 PM PST with 30 Recommends
I think that we, as a political group, have our minds made up on most political subjects, Give us a topic and we are either on one side or another. Sure that side made me "gray"" but we have an ...
by BFSkinner
Comment Count 43 comments on Mon Feb 23, 2015 at 10:26 PM PST with 23 Recommends
Oregon's four-term Governor John Kitzhaber has the power to do an urgently needed act of justice today: commute the death sentences of Oregon's 34 men and one woman before he leaves office. ...
by jscornejo
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Feb 17, 2015 at 12:33 PM PST with 5 Recommends
which is featured in a recommended diary that claims the Supreme Court voted to 6-3 to allow the execution of an innocent person. That is NOT what the decision was about. There are multiple ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Feb 17, 2015 at 08:28 AM PST with 24 Recommends
Here’s a riddle: Unless the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles or the U.S. Supreme Court steps in, Warren Hill will be executed on January 27th in Georgia. Yet if Hill lived in any other state, ...
by jscornejo
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Jan 21, 2015 at 01:17 PM PST with 2 Recommends
In a piece that appeared on PennLive on Jan. 6 , Maureen Faulkner criticized both Governor-Elect Tom Wolf and me for our opposition to the death penalty. Ms. Faulkner is the widow of the police ...
by Daylin Leach
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 01:00 PM PST with 15 Recommends
A new infographic shows that the trend away from capital punishment usage in states continued in 2014, demonstrating a growing national consensus against use of the death penalty:
by jscornejo
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Jan 07, 2015 at 09:48 AM PST with 12 Recommends
COLUMBIA, S.C. — More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out the ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 58 comments on Wed Dec 17, 2014 at 06:19 PM PST with 126 Recommends
From USA Today : AUSTIN -- A federal appeals court in New Orleans on Wednesday halted the execution of Texas killer Scott Panetti, whose case has sparked a global debate over whether people with ...
by ericlewis0
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Dec 03, 2014 at 10:09 AM PST with 41 Recommends
This is the enduring image of Scott Panetti, a severely mentally ill man on death row in Texas: a paranoid schizophrenic wearing a TV-Western cowboy costume; on trial for his life; insisting on ...
by jscornejo
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Nov 12, 2014 at 10:22 AM PST with 5 Recommends
In her latest piece , Stephanie Mencimer of Mother Jones sheds light on the case of Scott Panetti—a death row prisoner who Texas wants to execute despite a decades-long history of severe mental ...
by cchwang
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed Oct 15, 2014 at 02:08 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
When Sabrina Butler’s baby stopped breathing in 1989 she tried administering CPR but the baby died shortly after they arrived at the hospital. Police accused her of beating her baby. After ...
by eclift
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Oct 09, 2014 at 09:44 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
The United States is in very select company. This company includes only the most totalitarian and oppressive nations on Earth. We are #5 on that list. No one else in the Western Hemishphere,
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Oct 08, 2014 at 02:13 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Ron Honberg of the National Association of Mental Illness begins his recent op-ed for the National Law Journal describing a situation so strange that one assumes it is fiction: A person diagnosed ...
by jscornejo
Comment Count 13 comments on Mon Sep 22, 2014 at 08:11 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
Thom Tillis may well be the most condescending and arrogant creature in North Carolina politics, but this latest bit of news is simply beyond the pale. Not that he was going to get any votes from ...
by James Protzman
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Sep 05, 2014 at 08:27 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
Justice Antonin Scalia ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 127 comments on Wed Sep 03, 2014 at 07:05 AM PDT with 115 Recommends