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Category: Civil Liberties :: Capital Punishment
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Trump has gone from ‘merely losing’ to ‘flailing’ in one month as he faces a November election wipeout: report 5.7.2020 Raw Story
On Saturday, Politico reported that President Donald Trump’s campaign is in freefall — and that, despite there still being hypothetical ways former Vice President Joe Biden could snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, the president and his party are in dire straits. “As recently as one month ago, Donald Trump was merely losing,” reported […]
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Letters to the Editor: If the Golden State Killer doesn't deserve the death penalty, no one does 2.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

If a man who admits to 13 murders and dozens of kidnappings and burglaries doesn't get the death penalty, why should anyone?

Egypt court sentences one monk to death, another to life for abbot’s killing 1.7.2020 Raw Story
An Egyptian court upheld a death sentence for one Coptic monk and life in prison for another over the killing of the abbot of a desert monastery in 2018, a judicial source said. In a case that shocked the Middle East’s largest religious minority, Bishop Epiphanius was found with a bleeding head wound after being […]
US ‘Golden State Killer’ pleads guilty to multiple murders 30.6.2020 Raw Story
The so-called “Golden State Killer” pleaded guilty to multiple murders Monday, as well admitting to dozens of rapes and kidnappings, drawing a line under a sadistic crime spree that terrorized California for two decades. Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. confessed to being the notorious killer and rapist who stalked the state during the 1970s and 1980s, […]
‘Abdicating its moral responsibility,’ US Supreme Court paves way for resumption in federal executions 30.6.2020 Raw Story
“The death penalty has no place in a just society,” said Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass). The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for federal executions to resume following a 17-year pause after it denied to hear a challenge from death row prisoners over the Trump administration’s lethal injection protocol. “At a moment when […]
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First US federal executions since 2003 can go ahead 29.6.2020 BBC: World
The Trump administration can mete capital punishments after the top US court declined to block them.
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Golden State Killer pleads guilty to 13 murders 29.6.2020 BBC: World
Ex-policeman Joseph DeAngelo terrorised Californian communities in the 1970s and 80s.
Martin Luther King Jr's daughter: 'I know the pain of growing up without a father' 24.6.2020 BBC: Front Page
Rev Bernice A King was speaking at Rayshard Brooks' funeral in Atlanta, Georgia.
Georgia DA will not seek the death penalty for the officer who killed Rayshard Brooks: report 19.6.2020 Raw Story
On Thursday, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said that he would not pursue the death penalty for former Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe in the killing of Rayshard Brooks. #BREAKING: Fulton County DA does not intend to pursue the death penalty in the case against former APD officer Garrett Rolfe, charged with murder in […]
A death row inmate has been waiting 18 months for DNA test results that could prove his innocence 19.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

DNA tests were ordered 18 months ago that could ascertain whether a death row inmate is innocent of a 1983 murder. Why don't we have the results yet?

12 bills Colorado lawmakers passed in 2020 that you should know about 19.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
During a historic 84-day session, Colorado lawmakers passed a slew of major legislation -- some of it so early on that it might feel like it happened in a different session.
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Rayshard Brooks shooting: US policeman faces murder charge 18.6.2020 BBC News - US & Canada
Rayshard Brooks, a black man, was shot twice in the back as he fled police in a car park in Atlanta.
Why isn’t PG&E getting the death penalty? 17.6.2020 Raw Story
Pacific Gas and Electric, known as PG&E, just pled guilty to killing 84 American citizens. When they want to buy politician’s favors and votes, they claim that they are a “person,“ but when they admit to killing real human persons, they claim that they are just a corporation and therefore nobody can or should go […]
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US to resume federal executions after 17 years 16.6.2020 Raw Story
The United States will resume federal executions on July 13, after a 17-year stay, the Justice Department said Monday. There have been just three federal execution since the death penalty was reinstated by the US government in 1988. Attorney General Bill Barr announced a year ago he intended to resume the use of the death […]
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Australian sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling 13.6.2020 BBC: World
The man was arrested at a Chinese airport with methamphetamine in his luggage, Australian media say.
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Stripping voting rights from felons is about politics, not punishment 4.6.2020 Raw Story
In 2018 Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment ending the disenfranchisement of ex-convicts. Though it excluded people convicted of murder or sexual offenses, Amendment 4 restored voting rights to felons “after they complete all the terms of their sentence including parole or probation.” Civil rights groups and prisoner rights groups celebrated the election result. In […]
'My brothers on Europe's last death row' 4.6.2020 BBC: Front Page
Any day now two men may be executed in Europe's only country that still has the death penalty.
George Floyd’s brother tears up discussing condolence phone call from Trump: ‘It hurt me’ 31.5.2020 Raw Story
The brother of George Floyd described the condolence phone call he received from President Donald Trump during a Saturday interview on MSNBC. Philonise Floyd was interviewed by the Rev. Al Sharpton on “Politics Nation.” While Derek Chauvin has been arrested and charged with third degree murder, the other three officers involved in the killing remain […]
Ex-NBA player Stephen Jackson says Minneapolis policeman who killed George Floyd deserves death penalty 29.5.2020 Raw Story
Former NBA player Stephen Jackson is calling for capital punishment for the police officer who killed his friend.“I know we not going to get the death penalty, but I’m going for it,” Jackson said Thursday morning on Power105. “Because the only way that they can stop killing us is if they see one of their […]
WATCH: Don Lemon blasts Trump — and explains why nobody wants to hear from him on George Floyd’s murder 29.5.2020 Raw Story
CNN anchor Don Lemon slammed U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald for invoking President Donald Trump on Thursday. “I know she has a tough job, but guess what, as long as we are being honest right now, nobody wants to hear from the White House or the attorney general right now,” Lemon said. “No one wants to […]
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