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Harris Goes After Barr For Reinstating Federal Death Penalty

Democratic presidential candidate and California Sen. Kamala Harris criticized Attorney General William Barr Thursday for resuming executions of federal prisoners after a nearly 20-year lapse. “This morning, the Department of Justice announced they would resume capital punishment. Let me be clear: capital punishment is immoral and deeply flawed. Too many innocent people have been put to death. We need a ...

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Federal Government to Resume Capital Punishment After Nearly Two Decade Lapse

Attorney General William P. Barr has directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to adopt a proposed Addendum to the Federal Execution Protocol—clearing the way for the federal government to resume capital punishment after a nearly two decade lapse, and bringing justice to victims of the most horrific crimes.  The Attorney General has further directed the Acting Director of the ...

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Supreme Court May Shift on Death Penalty

The U.S. Supreme Court may be set for a forceful shift on the death penalty after a recent 5-4 decision unexpectedly signaled an important change to the justices’ approach to capital punishment and the Eighth Amendment. Though it is too premature to make definitive statements about the Court’s direction, the April 1 decision in Bucklew v. Precythe suggests the newly ...

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Nevada Death-Row Inmate At The Center Of Lethal Injection Lawsuit Found Dead In His Cell

Months of legal struggle over the planned execution of a Nevada death-row inmate came to an end Saturday when he was found dead in his cell. Scott Raymond Dozier, 48, hung himself in his solo cell at a state prison in Ely, Nevada, and was found at 4:35 p.m. Saturday afternoon, reported USA Today. The twice-convicted murderer had repeatedly asked ...

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Does Dr. Gosnell Deserve Death Penalty for Baby Abortion Murders

Dr. Kermit Gosnell willfully murdered innocent babies born alive and faces death penalty  America witnessed two murder trials during the course of the infamous abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s murder trial in Philadelphia. The first murder trial ended on Monday May 13, 2013 with the conviction of Gosnell for brutally murdering three innocent babies with scissors after the babies were born ...

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Cop Killer Troy Davis Gets "Last Minute" Reprieve: Or Not, Executed at 11:08

Troy Davis, a convicted cop killer from Georgia has been given a literal ‘last minute’ reprieve from his 7:00 PM date with the lethal injection needle at the Jackson Prison, where he has been on death row.  Davis, whose case has received international attention, was convicted of shooting a Savannah police officer in 1989. According to his lawyers, he has been ...

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Loughner Deemed “Not Competent To Stand Trial”

You have absolutely GOT to be kidding me! I should have known. We have reached a point in our society where nothing makes sense anymore! Up is down, right is wrong, wrong is right, white is black, black is white…. and I could go on and on with analogies. However, that will get us nowhere, really. I try to be ...

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Death Penalty Abolished in Illinois

Governor Pat Quinn, of Illinois recently signed into law the abolishment of the death penalty, and he also commuted all death row inmates sentences to life without  parole. When the abolition law takes effect July 1, Illinois becomes the 16th state without a death penalty. This issue can be very dangerous politically, as it has both fierce support and opposition in almost all walks of life. ...

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