Capital Punishment

CHS overturns death penalty in murder case

The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday overturned a man’s death sentence in a murder case and ordered his release if not required in other cases. Mohammad Rashid Bhatti was sentenced to death for the murder of Altaf Hussain and for injuring his friend Deepak on April 24, 2013. According …

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Will Bobby Kennedy’s killer be free?

The 20th anniversary of September 11 has reminded Americans how a single attack on the homeland can change the course of history. But another reminder came just a month earlier when a California parole board recommended the release of the man responsible for the first real act of terrorism in …

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Leadership Conference Announces New Staff Member and Executive Team Additions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Person: Stephen Peters, [email protected], 202.466.1887 WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund announced today that Scott Simpson is joining organizations as CEO of Campaigns and Programs. The organizations also announced Jesselyn McCurdy as executive vice president of …

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Australian sentenced to death in Thailand for smuggling half a ton of crystal meth released

However, defense attorneys backed by the Melbourne-based Capital Punishment Justice Project claimed in their appeal that Cook and his accused colleagues were trapped by another Australian offshore worker called Douglas Shoebridge. Douglas Shoebridge, who testified against Luke Cook in court in Thailand Shoebridge, 38, a compass fitter also known as …

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Ukiah, 20, arrested for starting the Hopkins fire that burned “many structures and threatened hundreds of lives”

Devin Johnson [Booking photo from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Department website] Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Captain Greg Van Patten announced this evening in a public update that law enforcement has arrested Devin Johnson, 20, on arson charges. Law enforcement accuses him of deliberately starting the Hopkins fire, the blaze that …

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Capital punishment – a matter of life and death

ON September 3, Muhammad Hafizul Rashid Emmy, 29, broke down in tears when the Kuala Lumpur High Court sentenced him to death by hanging after convicting him of smuggling 299.09g of cannabis into the country. three years ago. Following this heartbreaking news, social media users are calling for the abolition …

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Letters to the Editor – September 4, 2021

The question: The potential release of the convicted murderer of 24-year-old Barbara Meliota in 1982. I am writing this letter to support Phyllis Meliota (“’I can never forgive’,” August 30). I am a retired police officer and I oppose the parole of Anthony Doyle and all the murderers. Doyle’s crime …

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Death row convict Zane Floyd revealed

Lawyers for death row inmate Zane Floyd, convicted of the Las Vegas grocery store massacre, on Tuesday filed court documents detailing for the first time a request to commute his death sentence. Federal public defenders for Floyd have argued that he suffered from brain damage caused by the Fetal Alcohol …

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Free him and right a grave injustice

Dr Charles Steele, Jr. Dr. Charles Steele, Jr. is the President and CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, based in Atlanta. As President and CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), I am often summoned to Tennessee to fight social injustices. Although I am always confronted with the …

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Former judge questions executions

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CAPITOL NEWS SERVICE) – Floridians for alternatives to the death penalty are circulating a video of a former Florida Supreme Court judge who believes the state has executed innocent people. The retired judge is also wondering about the costs. Gerald Kogan spent 11 years on the Florida Supreme …

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David Gale’s end of life explained

[ad_1] The film, The Life of David Gale, revolves around David Gale, a Texas professor on death row. With only a few days left before his execution, he decides to tell his story. His lawyer negotiates half a million fees to tell his story to a journalist. Bitsey Bloom is …

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US bishops welcome moratorium on federal executions

[ad_1] U.S. bishops welcome the government’s imposition of a federal executions ban and call for the abolition of the death penalty. By Devin Watkins The US Department of Justice on Thursday imposed a moratorium on federal executions, while a review of its policies and procedures is underway. Attorney General Merrick …

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Execution in Texas without media was “inexcusable”

[ad_1] HOUSTON (AP) – Investigation found new staff and procedures along with insufficient oversight prevented journalists from witnessing the state’s first execution in nearly a year, officials said on Thursday . Two journalists, including one from the Associated Press, were to attend the May 19 execution by Quintin Jones at …

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Mentally ill and condemned to death

[ad_1] This article was produced through the NPR Next generation /Texas Watcher The Print Scholars Program, a new collaboration designed to provide mentorship and hands-on training to student journalists and recent graduates interested in a career in investigative journalism. Jennifer Toon is used to sharing intimate glimpses of difficult experiences …

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Editorial summary: Alabama | The Wichita Eagle

[ad_1] Daily Decatur. June 6, 2021. Editorial: Ivey’s prison plan fails It’s back to square one for Alabama’s efforts to reform its crumbling prison system. Time was running out last week for Governor Kay Ivey’s plan to have new prisons built by private companies that the state would then lease …

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The death penalty in California is reconsidered again

[ad_1] California’s evolution towards a cultural mix in the second half of the 20th century posed a lingering question: Can such a complex society achieve the broad social consensus that is a prerequisite for effective governance? The question can be applied to any specific problem that challenged the resolution. Two …

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Wednesday June 2, 2021, San Diego Metro Magazine

[ad_1] Visualize the recent explosion in timber prices Visual capitalist Lumber is an important product used in construction and refers to lumber that has been made into beams or planks. Fluctuations in its price, which is typically quoted in USD / 1,000 board feet (bd ft), can significantly affect the …

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Charleston Church Shooter Makes Appeal Arguments

[ad_1] Man sentenced to death for racist murder of nine members of black South Carolina congregation argues on appeal his conviction and death sentence should be overturned Through Associated press MEG KINNARD May 23, 2021 at 2:35 p.m. • 4 min read Share on FacebookShare on twitterEmail this article COLUMBIA, …

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