Tag: death row

Electric chair to return in Tennessee

Electric chair to return in Tennessee

| May 23, 2014

This is certainly going to induce wave of nostalgia in some folks. As long as the state sanctions capital punishment, however, there always will be questions about how humane and how efficient methods of execution will be. While some might have thought the recent fiasco with drug cocktails used for state sanctioned executions would make […]

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Four percent of those sentenced to die innocent

Four percent of those sentenced to die innocent

| May 20, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA—Since 1973, more than 300 innocent defendants have been sentenced to death, largely because blacks are overrepresented among murder convictions and among those who are wrongfully condemned to die, according to a recent report. “The size of the group of innocent people sent to death surprised me, said […]

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Evidence possibly withheld by prosecution in Texas death row case

Evidence possibly withheld by prosecution in Texas death row case

| May 13, 2014

No matter on which side of the death penalty debate you might find yourself, the real question in this case is, should you trust a so-called criminal justice system that deliberately would withhold evidence in a case to make sure the prosecution’s will be done? Although this case falls into a different category, more and […]

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There must be a better way to die

There must be a better way to die

| April 30, 2014

By Omowale-Ketu Oladuwa In Oklahoma on April 29, the state botched the execution of Clayton Lockett, and 43 minutes after the first of a three-drug lethal cocktail had been injected into veins in both his arms the death row inmate died of a heart attack. Witnesses say 13 minutes into the fatal procedure,  Lockett began […]

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Four percent of death row inmates innocent

Four percent of death row inmates innocent

| April 28, 2014

There has been much debate over the death penalty in this nation, much of it centered on the ultimate morality of the state taking a life. On a related note, part of the argument against the death penalty has been the finality of it and the fact that if a person is wrongly executed, that […]

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BBC News – US man walks free after 25 years on death row

BBC News – US man walks free after 25 years on death row

| March 14, 2014

US man walks free after 25 years on death row Speaking following his release, Mr Ford said that he had been denied the right to see his son grow up A man who spent more than 25 years on death row in the US state of Louisiana has walked free from prison after his murder […]

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