Tag: death penalty
Virginia becomes first southern state to abolish the death penalty
“With Governor Northam’s signature today, Virginia has now joined 22 other states, including Washington, D.C., that have abandoned the death penalty."
35 House democrats join Reps. Bush and Pressley in calling on...
"We believe that rebuilding the dignity of America requires that we recommit ourselves to the tradition of due process, mercy, and judicial clemency when it comes to matters related to the criminal legal system."
“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?