Capital Punishment

Execution in Texas without media was “inexcusable”

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 Huntsville …

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Mentally ill and condemned to death

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 with …

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Editorial summary: Alabama | The Wichita Eagle

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 and …

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The death penalty in California is reconsidered again

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 obvious …

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Wednesday June 2, 2021, San Diego Metro Magazine

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 housing …

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Charleston Church Shooter Makes Appeal Arguments

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, SC …

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Jury selection continues for accused serial killer

Jury selection is taking longer than expected in the trial of the man who prosecutors say killed Tiffany Johnston more than 20 years ago. Related: Ongoing Jury Selection For Suspected Serial Killer Prosecutors said last week that they plan to give opening statements on Monday. Instead, lawyers are still working …

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Jessica Gooding | Philadelphia needs Larry Krasner

Wanna Be a Baller | Tuesday’s primary will determine Philadelphia’s future, and that future must include Larry Krasner By Jessica Gooding 05/17/21 12:06 am District Attorney Larry Krasner (left) speaking at a Penn Democrats sponsored event on October 16, 2018. Credit: Sage Levine My first assignment as an intern in …

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The death penalty must end – MIR

Last month, Virginia became the last US state to abolish Capital punishment. This is a historic milestone, given that Virginia, which carried out the most executions in American history, is now the first Southern state to abandon the practice. Along with Virginia, 23 states now have banned death penalty, and …

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Opinion: bring out the firing squad

Reading reports last week about the establishment of the firing squad as a legal means of execution in South Carolina, some people may have been surprised to note in the articles that Mississippi already has such an option. To my knowledge, firing squads have never been used by the Mississippi …

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Oppose the death penalty in Iowa

The death penalty is one of those topics avoided in conversation because most people recognize its controversial nature. Iowa and many other states that abolished the use of the death penalty decades ago have made countless attempts to reinstate it. Iowa first abolished the death penalty in 1872, but after …

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