Friday, December 4, 2020

Tag: death penalty

Tell AG Barr to rescind federal executions

it's time we demand the Department of Justice rescind federal executions.

“River of Fire”: In new memoir, Sister Helen Prejean reflects on...

The Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to resume the death penalty after a more than 15-year moratorium. This week Attorney...

The time of suffering

Bill Moyers reflects on the culture of cruelty in American politics.

Mississippi passes bill to legalize death by firing squad as lethal...

Of the 33 states with the death penalty, only Oklahoma and Utah allow for execution by firing squad.

Modest wins for minimum wage, huge gains for marijuana legalization amid...

It was an otherwise bright spot for left-leaning voters, on a night punctuated by shocking Republican gains.

New Mexico House Votes to Reinstate the Death Penalty

This Republican-sponsored House Bill would authoriz the death penalty in cases involving the murder of a child or law enforcement officer.

America’s Criminal Injustice System

Is our justice system broken? More and more people are taking plea bargains for fear of longer sentences, even in cases where they are not guilty.

Republican Lawmakers In Utah Just Voted To Repeal The Death Penalty

"Government shouldn’t be in the business of killing. It’s not our place."

Capital Punishment? A Dead Policy Walking

Anthony Ray Hinton spent 30 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, even though there were no eyewitnesses, nor fingerprints. Was he a victim of bias and racism?

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Trump backs Senate GOP’s pay freeze for federal workers while giving the rich a...

“In the context of budgetary constraints and the recent, pandemic-related impacts on non-Federal labor markets, the Administration supports the policy in the bill to maintain for 2021 the current level of Federal civilian employee pay.”

‘Bye-bye, Betsy DeVos. You won’t be missed,’ says Sanders as billionaire education secretary attacks...

“What do you call a billionaire who registered a $40 million, 164-foot yacht in the Cayman Islands to avoid $2.4 million in U.S. taxes, while undermining public schools? The worst Education Secretary in the history of America.”

Former police officers sentenced to prison for framing innocent man

“These officers shattered the victims’ lives and dishonored the Honolulu Police Department. This community deserved so much better from these officers.”

Critics smell ‘economic sabotage’ as McConnell unveils COVID plan with $0 for unemployment boost,...

"As the Covid crisis only grows more deadly, this disgraceful proposal puts the lives of everyday Americans at even greater risk."

Eisenhower’s ghost haunts Biden’s foreign policy team

The most serious challenge facing President-elect Biden's foreign policy team, which is not a threat from a hostile country, but the corruption of U.S. policy by powerful corporate interests, is the "unwarranted influence" of the Military-Industrial Complex.