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Effing monsters. According to Oklahoma City's News Channel 4 (KFOR-TV), on Tuesday morning, Clayton Lockett was tased: 5:06 a.m. - The execution process started early Tuesday at about 5 a.m. with x-...
by ericlewis0
Comment Count 160 comments on Thu May 01, 2014 at 08:43 PM PDT with 159 Recommends
AP reports that the Supreme Court has stayed Mississippi's ...
by davidseth
Comment Count 142 comments on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 04:17 PM PDT with 81 Recommends
Originally posted at Fair and Unbalanced Another botched execution . This one in Oklahoma where witnesses described an "agonizing scene" ...
by Lovechilde
Comment Count 58 comments on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 12:45 PM PDT with 73 Recommends
This Friday, September 16, 2011, has become the International Day of Solidarity for Troy Anthony Davis. This date has been chosen because the Georgia State Board of Pardons & Paroles are ...
by laserhaas
Comment Count 18 comments on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 11:55 PM PDT with 50 Recommends
Just a peaceful two-hour lullaby That's how it's supposed to go, I guess—a prisoner gulping for air for nearly two hours before he's pronounced dead.
by Mother Mags
Comment Count 34 comments on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 10:38 AM PDT with 38 Recommends
Great news. A California Court of Appeal has invalidated California's lethal injection protocol because the state failed to comply with the state's Administrative Procedure Act. ...
by davidseth
Comment Count 27 comments on Fri Nov 21, 2008 at 04:46 PM PST with 38 Recommends
"The death penalty is capricious, discriminatory and barbaric. The shortage of sodium thiopental has stripped what Justice Harry Blackmun called 'the machinery of death' of even a cloak ...
by Lovechilde
Comment Count 27 comments on Wed Apr 13, 2011 at 01:06 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
I was assigned to cover an execution in Mississippi yesterday. I've already filed my report for radio, and I'm writing a freelance piece for the local independent paper, but I wanted to share what I ...
by Free Chicken and Beer
Comment Count 71 comments on Thu May 20, 2010 at 08:28 PM PDT with 33 Recommends
There is evidence that Gov. Rick Perry (R, TX) allowed the execution of a man despite evidence of his innocence. Cameron Todd Willingham was executed in 2004 for the 1991 arson deaths of his three ...
by David A Love
Comment Count 45 comments on Fri Oct 23, 2009 at 09:15 AM PDT with 32 Recommends
On the morning of May 23, 1701, Captain William Kidd found himself kneeling alongside a motley assortment of unwashed felons in the chapel of London’s notorious Newgate Prison, being lectured by ...
by Virally Suppressed
Comment Count 35 comments on Sat Feb 08, 2014 at 02:42 PM PST with 26 Recommends
From Buzz Feed : WASHINGTON — The Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office on Thursday agreed to a 180-day delay of the pending execution of Charles Warner, the next inmate scheduled to be put to ...
by ericlewis0
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu May 08, 2014 at 11:46 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
(Cross-posted from Executed Today .) Ten years ago today, born-again murderess Karla Faye Tucker died by lethal injection in Texas -- her ...
by executedtoday
Comment Count 27 comments on Sun Feb 03, 2008 at 06:51 AM PST with 25 Recommends
cross posted from ...
by davidseth
Comment Count 56 comments on Thu Jan 24, 2008 at 02:09 PM PST with 25 Recommends
I would still be opposed to the death penalty if we executed prisoners by tickling them to death.  Now, thanks to Oklahoma's governor rushing an execution , more people now know that "
by Mark Fiore
Comment Count 50 comments on Fri May 09, 2014 at 06:50 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
His lawyers filed an appeal for an emergency stay of execution, after he had been "gasping and snorting for more than an hour" in the death chamber.
by Horace Boothroyd III
Comment Count 20 comments on Wed Jul 23, 2014 at 04:37 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
This evening Clayton Lockett died after the State of Oklahoma botched his execution. Witnesses say that he called out “man” and “something’s wrong,” and writhed and twitched in agony ...
Comment Count 14 comments on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 08:13 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
If the State of California had its way, executions would still be carried out in the gas chamber. The State opposed a lawsuit brought in the early 1990s to establish that such a method ...
by Lovechilde
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Feb 15, 2011 at 08:43 AM PST with 23 Recommends
As many of you know, there is a wide consensus in most of Europe that the death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment. That sentiment may result in executions here in the States being delayed. ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon Jan 24, 2011 at 02:34 PM PST with 22 Recommends
A man convicted of murder in Missouri has had his lethal injection execution placed on hold by SCOTUS due to the dangerously cruel practice being a greater risk to him due to a genetic condition. It ...
by Horace Boothroyd III
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed May 21, 2014 at 04:46 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
Tomorrow, Oklahoma is set to perform its first double execution in nearly 80 years. Charles Warner and Clayton Lockett are scheduled to be executed despite an extended, unresolved legal and ...
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 03:37 PM PDT with 19 Recommends