DeathPenalty

  • Some are very concerned with Trump’s death penalty plan for drug dealers

    Europe’s leading human rights body has expressed concern about U.S. President Donald Trump’s plans to impose the death penalty on some drug dealers as part of his plan to fight the opioid epidemic. In a statement released Wednesday, the Council of Europe said it is opposed to the “death penalty in all circumstances.”...
  • Death penalty for drug traffickers part of Trump opioid plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump’s plan to combat opioid drug addiction nationwide calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where appropriate under current law, a top administration official said Sunday. It’s a fate for drug dealers that Trump, who aims to be seen as tough...
  • Supreme Court halts the execution of Alabama inmate with dementia

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday halted the execution of Alabama inmate Vernon Madison after attorneys argued that dementia had left the 67-year-old unable to remember killing a police officer three decades ago. Justices issued the stay on the same evening that Madison was scheduled to receive a lethal...
  • Dylann Roof Sentenced To Death For Brutally Gunning Down Nine Black Churchgoers

    The 22-year-old is the first to get the death penalty in a federal hate crimes case.  On Tuesday (November 7), jurors began deliberating over whether Dylann Roof should get the death penalty or life in prison for shooting and killing nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina. It took them...
  • The Pope: Is the Death Penalty Contrary to the Gospel!?

     In an Oct. 11 speech to members of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, Francis said the topic of the death penalty should have “a more adequate and coherent space” in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. This topic “cannot be reduced to a mere...
  • Is “life row” the new death penalty?

    “I strongly believe that life without parole is the other death penalty,” Brandon Garrett, law professor at the University of Virginia, told me recently in a video interview. In Garrett’s new book, “End of Its Rope: How Killing the Death Penalty Can Revive Criminal Justice,” he explores the unexpected...
  • Drunk Driver Receives Death Penalty Two Decades Later!

     Florida executed an inmate Thursday who was convicted of killing two people after a night of drinking decades ago. Michael Lambrix, 57, died by lethal injection at 10:10 p.m. at Florida State Prison in Bradford County. For his final words, Lambrix said, “I wish to say the Lord’s Prayer.” He...
  • Judge Banned from Death Penalty is Suing the State!

     An Arkansas judge filed a lawsuit in federal court against the state’s supreme court after the judge was barred him from hearing any death penalty cases.  On Good Friday, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen strapped himself to a cot outside the governor’s mansion, appearing to mimic an inmate...
  • U.S. Supreme Court grants stay of execution for Georgia inmate

    UPDATE: The U.S. Supreme Court has granted a stay of execution for Keith Tharpe. The application was referred to the court by Justice Clarence Thomas. It was granted late Tuesday night pending the petition for a writ of certiorari. The writ orders a lower court to deliver its record...