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Welcome To Utah–And Firing Squads

Firing squads are back in Utah, but only if they can’t get the right lethal drugs. Utah became the only state to allow firing squads for executions when Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law Monday approving the method for use when no lethal injection drugs are available, even though he has called it “a little […]

If they could, they’d probably vote to force the calendar to go backwards. The vote came just days after a majority Utah’s legislature approved a bill to bring back the practice of executing people by firing squad. Other states are debating the merits of using gas chambers. After the European Union banned exports of drugs […]

Corrections officers in the state of Georgia decided on Tuesday afternoon to temporarily stop executions, according to the Associated Press. The decision will affect planned executions. Officials issued the order after issues arose in the planned execution of Kelly Renee Gissendaner on Monday evening. The pentobarbital injection which was set to be used on Gissendaner […]

Why move forward into this century, when you can stay in the last one, or the one before that? Rep. Paul Ray, a Republican from Clearfield who is sponsoring the measure, said after the vote Friday that he thinks it will be just as close in the Senate, and he hasn’t started trying to press […]

Ohio Stays All Executions

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Warren Lee Hill had an IQ of 70, and could not prove intellectual disability in court under Georgia’s very strict standard. Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook Now read this:Witness to Both Joseph Wood’s Crime and His Botched Execution: Murderers ‘Deserve To Suffer’ (Jul 24, 2014) Botched Execution In Arizona Lasts Nearly Two Hours […]

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The Maryland legislature has repealed the death penalty, and Governor Martin O’Malley, with his eyes set on the White House, has commuted all remaining death penalty sentences. In a statement, O’Malley said, “In a representative government, state executions make every citizen a party to a legalized killing as punishment.” He noted that the legality of […]

Republicans sure like to execute people but, like so much of what they do, the public gets a little uneasy when informed about the things they love to do. The Solution? Propose a law making the details of government executions secret. Republican lawmakers in Ohio are rushing through the most extreme secrecy bill yet attempted […]

Some years ago, I got one of those anonymous e-mails your right-wing cousin or in-law loves to send you. I just stumbled across one today. The poem is ostensibly about a baby asking God why Mommy aborted him. It was such an obvious play on emotions, that I wrote a rebuttal that was more in […]

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