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Utah House Approves Bringing Back Firing Squads

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:DeGrasse High: Neil deGrasse Tyson Kicks Liberal *And* Conservative Ass On ‘Real Time’ (Jul 28, 2014) John McCain: Botched Execution In Arizona Was ‘Torture’ (Jul […]

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The Maryland legislature has repealed the death penalty, and Governor Martin O’Malley, with his eyes set on the White House, has commuted all remaining death penalty sentences.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 […]

William Lopez served 23 years for a murder he didn’t commit. He was released just last year. Exonerated. Now he’s dead. Lopez never should have gone to prison. The judge that finally released him called the case against him “rotten from day one,” based on the flimsy testimony of alleged eyewitnesses who turned out to […]

In North Carolina, thirty years after their convictions in the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl, based on confessions that they quickly repudiated and said were coerced, two mentally disabled half brothers were declared innocent and ordered released Tuesday by a judge after DNA evidence cleared them. Henry Lee McCollum and his half brother […]

  Louisiana told the hospital it needed the drugs to heal inmates, claims the hospital. According to the Lens, a New Orleans investigative nonprofit, the Louisiana Department of Corrections purchased 20 vials of hydromorphone from Lake Charles Memorial Hospital a week before the scheduled execution of Christopher Sepulvado. Christopher Sepulvado, 70, was convicted of torturing […]

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