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Channel 2 NewsAmnesty International says the United States remains near the top of the global list of nations carrying out executions and was the only Western democracy to use the practice last year. The rights group's annual review of worldwide death penalty...
Even though Alaska doesn't have a death penalty, a small group of Alaskans says it's an issue that matters to all Americans. Sunday afternoon Alaskans against the Death Penalty and Amnesty International protested the death penalty at town square. "They...
Tags: Punishment, Amnesty International
A recent Sun Sentinel editorial called for the governor to veto a bill ironically entitled the "Timely Justice Act," which its sponsor, House Criminal Justice Subcommittee Chairman Matt Gaetz, a Republican from Fort Walton Beach, claims will speed up...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana woman whose death sentence for a killing when she was 15 years old helped change the way juveniles are treated by courts across the country is being released from prison. Forty-three-year-old Paula Cooper is...
Well, (that’s how Ronald Reagan opened a lot of his remarks) I’m no Ronald Reagan but I’m interested in what’s going on in our nation and in particular our state. First, let me clearly say I’m no fan of Del. Neil Parrott....
Tags: Roxbury, Executive Branch, Shootings, Nursing, Punishment
100 YEARS AGO — 1913 The Atoka section of Boyle County was visited by a most terrific cyclone at about 6 o'clock yesterday. With the quick approach of a small black cloud, it became so dark that people could scarcely see their hands in front of...
A prayer service to abolish the death penalty will be held at 4 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 526 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, on the scheduled execution of William Van Poyck. The service, open to the public, will be led ...
By Patt MorrisonThe cases of two convicted murderers, within the space of 48 hours, made it clear that California’s handling of capital cases may need a wee bit of tweaking. On Friday, death row inmate Richard Ramirez died. He was the notorious "Night Stalker,"...
In the summer of 1987, sleep deprived from a 48-hour cocaine bender, a Miami bank robber named William Van Poyck hatched a last-minute plan. A prison break. Quick. Easy. He enlisted an accomplice, fellow bank robber Frank Valdes, and they drove to...
So what was all this about a voter referendum or two? Opponents of a pair of controversial measures backed by Gov. Martin O'Malley and approved this year by the Maryland General Assembly — a repeal of the death penalty and landmark gun control...
Editor: I am distressed and saddened that the death penalty repeal is not being brought to referendum because not enough signatures were secured in the short amount of time provided to do so. As the relative of a murder victim I would have liked the...
Tags: Punishment, Politics, Referenda
Florida is the state most likely to send the wrong person to death row. Twenty-four times since the mid-1970s, we have sentenced an innocent person to death. Twenty-four times. No other state has racked up more exonerations. So tell us again why we need...
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