Thursday, December 1, 2022

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?

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Hype about Democrats passing the torch: Don’t get fooled again

While Pelosi quickly endorsed Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to replace her as leader, an overall closer look reveals a problematic record.

Blessings and curses of a losing Trump finale: A boon to Democrats could hurt...

It’s not clear whether benighted, garden-variety Republicanism (or Democratism) is a better stimulant for Progressive politics vs. another vapid, sensationalized, chaotic Trump circus stunt.

As corporations enjoy record-high profits, experts urge Congress to ‘rein them in’

"Instead of raising interest rates and slowing the economy toward a recession, Congress and Biden should be taking aim at corporate price gouging."

Populist climate action requires thinking about freedom from specific oppressors—not just species survival

The climate crisis is a form of oppression by a wealthy few.

San Francisco approves police deployment of potentially lethal, remote-controlled robots

“Robots will only be used as a deadly force option when [the] risk of loss of life to members of the public or officers is imminent and outweighs any other force option available to SFPD.”