Trump’s incitement of a deadly insurrection of the Capitol projected a shameful image of American barbarism to the rest of the world, but Trump’s capital punishment killing spree is every bit as barbaric. Over the past seven months, more than one-fourth of all the federal executions of the past century […]
A woman convicted of strangling a pregnant woman, cutting her body open, and kidnapping her baby is due to become the first woman executed by the US federal government in 67 years. Lisa Montgomery, 52, is scheduled to be killed by lethal injection on December 8 at a prison in […]
The California Supreme Court on Monday threw out Scott Peterson’s death penalty sentence. The court upheld Peterson’s 2004 conviction for murdering his 27-year-old wife, Laci Peterson, who had been pregnant with their first child at the time of her death. But the court said the trial judge in Peterson’s case […]
Punithan Genasan, 37, was sentenced to death on Friday by a Singapore court in a hearing conducted over the video-conferencing platform Zoom, his lawyer said. The Malaysian man was sentenced for his role in a 2011 heroin deal. The city-state has a zero tolerance policy on drugs. Like many court […]
Saudi Arabia bucked a global decline in executions last year, beheading at least 184 people, more than in any previous year, Amnesty International said on Monday. Saudi authorities executed 37 people in a single mass beheading, 32 of them members of its Shiite Muslim minority. China continues to lead the […]
Author, academic, and former diplomat Yang Hengjun has been formally arrested and charged with espionage in China. Yang, an Australian citizen, has already spent more than seven months detained in “austere conditions,” according to his lawyer Robert Stary. The light in his cell is reportedly always left on and his […]
Pete Buttigieg, the South Bend, Indiana mayor running for president, said he supports abolishing the death penalty in a speech on Thursday morning laying out his agenda for the African-American community. The speech touched heavily on criminal justice reform. “Capital punishment as seen in America has always been a discriminatory […]
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order on Wednesday morning halting the death penalty while he is in office. Striking photos tweeted out by the governor’s office demonstrate a provision of that order: closing the execution chamber at San Quentin State Prison. “In America, we execute more human beings […]
2020 Democratic candidates Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris are applauding California Governor Gavin Newsom’s plan to halt the death penalty in the state. California has 737 inmates on death row, more than any other state. Sen. Kamala Harris of California, who previously served as the state’s attorney general, in […]
Washington state’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the death penalty violates its constitution. Capital punishment has reached record lows across the US – at both the state and federal levels. Though most states still technically retain the death penalty, very few actually use it. Washington state’s Supreme Court ruled […]
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