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This video was aired a few months ago here in MA and it is disturbing. This sort of police brutality doesn't just happen in Southern or "red" states, as you well know it's happening everywhere. ...
by jnww
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue May 12, 2015 at 07:34 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a lethal injection case from Oklahoma, Glossip v. Gross , which focused on a challenge to a specific drug, midazolam. The case centers on whether midazolam, a ...
by jscornejo
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri May 08, 2015 at 07:43 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
In Boston, where I live, April marks not only the beginning of spring but also the all-important Boston Marathon. Two years ago the iconic event was shattered by an explosion which killed three ...
by mbenefiel
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 09:37 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Glossip v. Gross , a case challenging whether the drug midazolam is suitable for use in lethal injection executions. Glossip , which examines ...
by jscornejo
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 12:55 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Glossip v. Gross today. Many legal experts are now taking a look at Oklahoma’s challenged lethal injection protocol, which uses the anti-anxiety ...
by cchwang
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 12:12 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
The drug midazolam has been used in several botched executions in the past year. With midazolam’s bad track record, why would any state choose to use it in a lethal injection execution? The ...
by cchwang
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Apr 27, 2015 at 11:00 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
I am strongly opposed to the death penalty, however in the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, there is, in my opinion, a larger reason to sentence him to life imprisonment without parole than simple ...
by phantomlib
Comment Count 20 comments on Thu Apr 23, 2015 at 12:43 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Let every miner wear his red bandanna around his neck. It is our uniform. -John R Lawson ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` Friday April 23, 1915 ...
by JayRaye
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Apr 23, 2015 at 11:00 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
In early 2014, Oklahoma state officials needed a new execution drug cocktail. Here’s how they went about finding one: [T]he lawyers searched the internet for ideas. They called some of their ...
by jscornejo
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Apr 17, 2015 at 07:32 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
With execution drug supplies and alternatives running out, states have come to rely largely on loopholes and secrecy to carry out executions by lethal injection. State officials maintain that if ...
by cchwang
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue Apr 14, 2015 at 11:19 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Dzokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev Dzokhar Tsarnaev was convicted Wednesday of dozens of charges for his role in ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 102 comments on Wed Apr 08, 2015 at 11:52 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
The trial of Craig Stephen Hicks who killed three neighbors over a disagreement about use of a parking space in the condominium where they all lived has begun. North Carolina Killing Detailed gives ...
by arodb
Comment Count 26 comments on Tue Apr 07, 2015 at 05:40 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Note: FaithGardner also wrote a diary about this yesterday. It only received five comments (not counting the tip jar) when I came across it. Please recommend it, whether you read my diary or not. ...
by Steven D
Comment Count 8 comments on Sat Apr 04, 2015 at 10:44 AM PDT with 30 Recommends
Anthony Ray Hinton Anthony Ray Hinton has served one of the longest death row sentences in Alabama's history—30 years—and today he will finally be freed. He was 29 at the time of the crime and ...
by FaithGardner
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Apr 03, 2015 at 08:40 AM PDT with 35 Recommends
The state of California has the largest Death Row population of any state in the union...and they've run out of room. Because of legal hurdles, the state hasn't executed a convict in almost 10 years,
by Retroactive Genius
Comment Count 11 comments on Tue Mar 31, 2015 at 03:37 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Ted Cruz has built his whole political persona around ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 32 comments on Thu Mar 26, 2015 at 09:00 AM PDT with 29 Recommends
Contradictory as it seems, I'm against the death penalty, but I'm all for making the firing squad the means of execution everywhere the death penalty is allowed. My thoughts come from a fairly rare ...
by Idaho07
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu Mar 26, 2015 at 10:39 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Originally posted at Fair and Unbalanced "Evolving standards of decency" is a phrase used in Eighth Amendment jurisprudence to analyze whether a given practice is cruel and unusual. While the ...
by Lovechilde
Comment Count 100 comments on Tue Mar 24, 2015 at 03:04 PM PDT with 41 Recommends
Click to enlarge. Since lethal injection drugs are becoming scarce and no longer efficient at the whole "lethal" ...
by BrianMcFadden
Comment Count 19 comments on Fri Mar 27, 2015 at 02:50 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
So maybe there might be some degree of accountability for executing an innocent man? The Washington Post is reporting : In a major turn in one of the country’s most-noted death penalty cases, ...
by Dallas L
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Mar 18, 2015 at 02:08 PM PDT with 16 Recommends