The use of the death penalty for certain crimes.
The application of an unpleasant stimulus or penalty for the purpose of eliminating or correcting undesirable behavior.
The enactment of laws and ordinances and their regulation by official organs of a nation, state, or other legislative organization. It refers also to health-related laws and regulations in general or for which there is no specific heading.
Diseases caused by American hemorrhagic fever viruses (ARENAVIRUSES, NEW WORLD).
Publications printed and distributed daily, weekly, or at some other regular and usually short interval, containing news, articles of opinion (as editorials and letters), features, advertising, and announcements of current interest. (Webster's 3d ed)
Instruments or technological means of communication that reach large numbers of people with a common message: press, radio, television, etc.
The religion stemming from the life, teachings, and death of Jesus Christ: the religion that believes in God as the Father Almighty who works redemptively through the Holy Spirit for men's salvation and that affirms Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior who proclaimed to man the gospel of salvation. (From Webster, 3d ed)
Organized efforts to insure obedience to the laws of a community.
Performing the role of a parent by care-giving, nurturance, and protection of the child by a natural or substitute parent. The parent supports the child by exercising authority and through consistent, empathic, appropriate behavior in response to the child's needs. PARENTING differs from CHILD REARING in that in child rearing the emphasis is on the act of training or bringing up the children and the interaction between the parent and child, while parenting emphasizes the responsibility and qualities of exemplary behavior of the parent.
The killing of one person by another.
Systematic statements of principles or rules of appropriate professional conduct, usually established by professional societies.
Persons ordained for religious duties, who serve as leaders and perform religious services.
The Christian faith, practice, or system of the Catholic Church, specifically the Roman Catholic, the Christian church that is characterized by a hierarchic structure of bishops and priests in which doctrinal and disciplinary authority are dependent upon apostolic succession, with the pope as head of the episcopal college. (From Webster, 3d ed; American Heritage Dictionary, 2d college ed)
A historical and cultural entity dispersed across a wide geographical area under the political domination and influence of ancient Rome, bringing to the conquered people the Roman civilization and culture from 753 B.C. to the beginning of the imperial rule under Augustus in 27 B.C. The early city built on seven hills grew to conquer Sicily, Sardinia, Carthage, Gaul, Spain, Britain, Greece, Asia Minor, etc., and extended ultimately from Mesopotamia to the Atlantic. Roman medicine was almost entirely in Greek hands, but Rome, with its superior water system, remains a model of sanitation and hygiene. (From A. Castiglioni, A History of Medicine, 2d ed pp196-99; from F. H. Garrison, An Introduction to the History of Medicine, 4th ed, pp107-120)
A set of beliefs concerning the nature, cause, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency. It usually involves devotional and ritual observances and often a moral code for the conduct of human affairs. (Random House Collegiate Dictionary, rev. ed.)
Counseling or comfort given by ministers, priests, rabbis, etc., to those in need of help with emotional problems or stressful situations.
The moral and ethical bases of the protection of animals from cruelty and abuse. The rights are extended to domestic animals, laboratory animals, and wild animals.
The attitude of a significant portion of a population toward any given proposition, based upon a measurable amount of factual evidence, and involving some degree of reflection, analysis, and reasoning.
Persons whose profession is to give legal advice and assistance to clients and represent them in legal matters. (American Heritage Dictionary, 3d ed)
People who take drugs for a non-therapeutic or non-medical effect. The drugs may be legal or illegal, but their use often results in adverse medical, legal, or social consequences for the users.
Penal institutions, or places of confinement for war prisoners.
The interrelationship of medicine and religion.
The showy mistletoe plant family of the order Santalales, subclass Rosidae, class Magnoliopsida. This includes parasitic tropical plants with haustoria connecting to the hosts. The leaves are opposite and thick. The flowers (4-7) have both calyx and corolla. The fruit is a berry with one seed.
Private hospitals that are owned or sponsored by religious organizations.
Plants whose roots, leaves, seeds, bark, or other constituent parts possess therapeutic, tonic, purgative, curative or other pharmacologic attributes, when administered to man or animals.
Agents of the law charged with the responsibility of maintaining and enforcing law and order among the citizenry.
A violation of the criminal law, i.e., a breach of the conduct code specifically sanctioned by the state, which through its administrative agencies prosecutes offenders and imposes and administers punishments. The concept includes unacceptable actions whether prosecuted or going unpunished.
Individuals subjected to and adversely affected by criminal activity. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 1994)
The process by which a person or group of persons comes to be regarded or treated as lacking in human qualities.
An abnormal protein with unusual thermosolubility characteristics that is found in the urine of patients with MULTIPLE MYELOMA.
The state of not being engaged in a gainful occupation.
Sympathetic alpha-adrenergic agonist with actions like PHENYLEPHRINE. It is used as a vasoconstrictor in circulatory failure, asthma, nasal congestion, and glaucoma.
The transferring of patient care responsibility from one health-care professional to another.
Legal process required for the institutionalization of a patient with severe mental problems.
Acquiring information from a patient on past medical conditions and treatments.
Persons who have committed a crime or have been convicted of a crime.

Physician participation in capital punishment: a question of professional integrity. (1/14)

The death penalty is legal in 36 states, and physicians are expected to attend and participate in executions. Yet, every major medical and health-related organization opposes physician participation in capital punishment. This article argues that it is unethical for physicians within the role as medical professional to participate in capital punishment, and that such acts erode the foundation of trust at the heart of medical practice. We believe that it is important for professional groups and medical societies to impose sanctions on members who choose to participate in executions.  (+info)

'Libyan Trial': a verdict running counter to scientific evidence. (2/14)

Sidaction's appeal regarding the sentencing of medical personnels in the Libyan-HIV infection cases.  (+info)

Libya, HIV, and open communication. (3/14)

This year-end editorial discusses several points including the recent Libyan verdict sentencing five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor to death for allegedly infecting 426 children with HIV. It also comments on the role played by open communication for bridging cultural misunderstandings and summarizes briefly Retrovirology's progress in 2006.  (+info)

Lethal injection for execution: chemical asphyxiation? (4/14)

BACKGROUND: Lethal injection for execution was conceived as a comparatively humane alternative to electrocution or cyanide gas. The current protocols are based on one improvised by a medical examiner and an anesthesiologist in Oklahoma and are practiced on an ad hoc basis at the discretion of prison personnel. Each drug used, the ultrashort-acting barbiturate thiopental, the neuromuscular blocker pancuronium bromide, and the electrolyte potassium chloride, was expected to be lethal alone, while the combination was intended to produce anesthesia then death due to respiratory and cardiac arrest. We sought to determine whether the current drug regimen results in death in the manner intended. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We analyzed data from two US states that release information on executions, North Carolina and California, as well as the published clinical, laboratory, and veterinary animal experience. Execution outcomes from North Carolina and California together with interspecies dosage scaling of thiopental effects suggest that in the current practice of lethal injection, thiopental might not be fatal and might be insufficient to induce surgical anesthesia for the duration of the execution. Furthermore, evidence from North Carolina, California, and Virginia indicates that potassium chloride in lethal injection does not reliably induce cardiac arrest. CONCLUSIONS: We were able to analyze only a limited number of executions. However, our findings suggest that current lethal injection protocols may not reliably effect death through the mechanisms intended, indicating a failure of design and implementation. If thiopental and potassium chloride fail to cause anesthesia and cardiac arrest, potentially aware inmates could die through pancuronium-induced asphyxiation. Thus the conventional view of lethal injection leading to an invariably peaceful and painless death is questionable.  (+info)

Media influenced imitative hanging: a report from West Bengal. (5/14)

Media influences behaviour, especially of the young children and adolescents in various ways. The present study examined the media coverage of a judicial hanging and its immediate social effect. In a qualitative study the media coverage of a case of a judicial hanging was thoroughly discussed and the media influence, for over a period of ten weeks of the incident, in terms of suicide and copying of hanging among children, was collected and analysed. Eighteen cases were reported as an aftermath of this hanging: 1 suicide and 17 imitative hanging in children with 5 deaths. This report calls for attention that media should be cautious and responsible in presenting the news items that have potential social impact.  (+info)

Punishing physicians who torture: a work in progress. (6/14)

BACKGROUND: There are only a few anecdotal accounts describing physicians being punished for complicity with torture or crimes against humanity. A fuller list of such cases would address the perception that physicians may torture with impunity and point to how to improve their accountability for such crimes. METHODS: We performed a multilingual web search of the records of international and national courts, military tribunals, medical associations (licensing boards and medical societies), medical and non-medical literature databases, human rights groups and media stories for reports of physicians who had been punished for complicity with torture or crimes against humanity that were committed after World War II. RESULTS: We found 56 physicians in eight countries who had been punished for complicity with torture or crimes against humanity. Courts punish crimes. Medical societies punish ethics violations. Fifty-one physicians (85%) had been punished by the medical associations of five countries. Eleven (18%) had been punished by domestic courts. International courts had imprisoned two (3%) physicians. Several were punished by courts and professional associations. There are open cases against 22 physicians. CONCLUSIONS: Punishments against physicians for crimes against humanity are becoming institutionalized. Medical associations must lead in shouldering responsibility for self-regulation in this matter. Physicians have supervised torture ever since medieval "Torture Physicians" certified that prisoners were medically capable of withstanding the torture and of providing the desired testimony. Revelations of sadistic medical experiments on prisoners during World War II turned the world against physician torturers and led to the "Doctor's Trial" at Nuremberg, a trial that held physicians accountable for crimes against humanity. This paper describes the largest case series of physicians who have been punished for abetting torture or other crimes against humanity committed after World War II. We wanted to: 1) describe and categorize the hearing procedures, 2) identify the roles of punished physicians, 3) categorize acts for which physicians are punished, and 4) describe the political cultures in which punishments arise. Our larger aim was to learn whether punishments against physicians for abetting torture or crimes against humanity occur under sufficiently diverse environments as to inform generalizable public policy to punish and perhaps to deter this kind of medical misconduct.  (+info)

Electrocution-related mortality: a review of 351 deaths by low-voltage electrical current. (7/14)

BACKGROUND: We describe herein the characteristics of lethal injuries caused by low-voltage electrical current (electrocution), the most frequent injury caused by electrical current. METHODS: Nine hundred forty-five cases over a period of 41 years (1965-2006) were reviewed, of which, 351 electrocution cases were identified. The descriptive statistical analyses were carried out with the application of SPSS 11.0 software. RESULTS: Electrocution accounted for 37.14% of all studied electricity-caused injuries. The average age of the victims was 35.25 years. The average age of male victims was 36.19 years and of female victims was 32.55 years. The distribution by gender showed a significant prevalence of the male sex (74.07%). Among the circumstances leading to electrocution, household accidents (78.06%) prevailed over occupational accidents (13.39%). Suicides were significantly rarer (7.41%). 66.10% of all electrocution cases occurred during the summer period from June through September. CONCLUSION: Household accidents prevail among the circumstances under which electrocution occurs, with an insignificant difference in the male/female proportion in this group. The majority of electrocutions occurred during the summer period (June-September). The results obtained in this research can help in the development of a differentiated strategy for the prevention of electrocution, while taking into consideration gender, age and season of the year.  (+info)

Beliefs about behavior account for age differences in the correspondence bias. (8/14)

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Today, I want to take on another one of the big-ticket moral issues; capital punishment.. My overall position is that the issue of capital punishment is complex and depends on whether certain facts are true or false. Then again, I hold that all moral claims are to be determined to be true or false and are not to be settled by means of an appeal to feelings, intuitions, a mysterious moral sense, or similar forms of magic.. For example, the murder rate is highest in the South, where capital punishment is widely used, and lower in Northern states which have ceased to support capital punishment. (pdf) Murder rates are higher in the United States than they are in Europe, which has also given up capital punishment. They are higher, even, than in Canada, which has also quit using capital punishment.. In this case, I suspect that the evidence suggests that capital punishment is wrong. By this I mean that society is best served by promoting an overall aversion to killing that is so strong that we are ...
Now we know all this lethal injection litigation is getting serious. Texas has carried out seven executions by lethal injection since the US Supreme Court decided to take up a procedural issue in Hill about constitutional challenges to execution protocols, and some of the executed defendants had raised (and had rejected) claims about the states lethal injection protocol. Thus, despite all the swirling lethal injection litigation, I was pretty sure Texas was going to go forward with two additional planned executions this week.. But, in another amazing chapter in the lethal injection litigation saga, today there is now this report that the highest state criminal court in Texas has granted a stay of execution: ...
Jerry,. Thank you for the informative post. If I can respond with two uninformed comments and (worse) a speculation:. 1. As you note, according to Gallup, the percent of those opposed to the death penalty has more than doubled since the late 1980s and early 1990s, and support for capital punishment has fallen to a 39-year low. It would be interesting to know if the Christian support for capital punishment has remained stable or also declined.. This would be most interesting to know for Catholics. In 1995, Pope John Paul II, in Evangelium Vitae, said that executions should only be carried out in rare, if not practically non-existent cases of absolute necessity. In 1999, in St. Louis, he suggested that the death penalty was cruel and unnecessary. Although American bishops had earlier said that the use of the death penalty was not justified in the United States (e.g., Cardinal Bernardin), this papal disapproval seemed like a development.. Has American Catholic support for the death penalty ...
For example, in October of 2009 Gallup conducted its yearly death penalty survey and found that nationally, 65% of U.S. citizens favored capital punishment for murder. Yet, incredibly, when New York City residents were asked a month later if they supported the death penalty for alleged 911 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed if found guilty, 77% sad yes while only 18% said no (USA Today/Gallup, Nov. 20-22, 2009). Politically, socially and culturally, NYC is a very liberal place. It is bluer than blue. Yet it decisively trumped the rest of the nation in support for the death penalty when a very real incident involving real evil was in play. And, I might add, one cant be a true foe of capital punishment if an exception is made for a particular individual (granted, a particularly bad one ...
Wumpscut Capital Punishment lyrics & video : Waiting as a damned mad waiting for a sign waiting for the hangman waiting in dark time Capital punishment for me Capital punishmen...
The debate on capital punishment has become more intense. Public opinion overwhelmingly supports capital punishment but does the government of the Bahamas have the will and courage to enforce laws that are currently on the books?. With 120 murders in 2013 and an average of 119 murders over the past three years, the Bahamas is now in the top 20 homicidal nations in the world per capita. Our national security and tourism product are being threatened by an epidemic level of violent crime including brutal murders, assaults and armed robberies. Bahamians and permanent residents are living in constant fear as an increasing amount of criminals daily terrorize our nation with home invasions, drive-by shootings, witness tampering, vigilante justice and in recent times the killings of innocent women, children and the elderly. We must ensure that events such as the Fox Hill massacre, when four innocent persons were murdered and seven persons injured, would never be repeated.. The Prime Minister, Attorney ...
Abolishing Capital Punishment in the United States: Putting people down like dogs, capital punishment is Americas human rights blind spot
I hope I will not be obliged to spend too much time on my friends address. I dont think I shall need to.. First, I deny his statement that every mans heart tells him it is wrong to kill. I think every mans heart desires killing. Personally, I never killed anybody that I know of. But I have had a great deal of satisfaction now and then reading obituary notices, and I used to delight, with the rest of my 100 percent patriotic friends, when I saw ten or fifteen thousand Germans being killed in a day.. Everybody loves killing. Some of them think it is too mussy or them. Every human being believes in capital punishment loves killing, and the only reason they believe in capital punishment is because they get a kick out of it. Nobody kills anyone for love, unless they get over it temporarily or otherwise. But they kill the one they hate. And before you can get a trial to hang somebody or electrocute him, you must first hate him and then get a satisfaction over his death.. There is no emotion in any ...
This short-term study comes at a time when there is considerable national debate and commentary on the administration of the death penalty. This study combines Bible study with compelling stories from persons who have been directly affected by capital crimes to help adults form and/or reform their thinking on capital punishment. It looks at various denominational views and nations policies related to the issue, as well as providing several suggested plans for actions. Chapters include: -- What is the death penalty? -- What does the Bible say? What do we learn from the history of Christianity? What guidance do our theological and ethical traditions provide?Mabry is the author of Capital Punishment A Faith-Based Study with ISBN 9780687052363 and ISBN 068705236X. [read more] ...
Built on in-depth interviews with movement leaders and the records of key abolitionist organizations, this work traces the struggle against capital punishment in the United States since 1972. Haines reviews the legal battles that led to the short-lived suspension of the death penalty and examines the subsequent conservative turn in the courts that has forced death penalty opponents to rely less on litigation strategies and more on political action.
COLL-E 104 16508 The Death Penalty in America (Sandys M) (S & H) (3 cr.) 9:05AM 9:55AM TR See Schedule of Classes for discussion section times In our current legal system, the death penalty is presented as the ultimate punishment for the ultimate offense. This course considers whether the application of the death penalty in America meets that standard. In particular, the class will be guided by the following types of questions: What crimes are eligible for the sentence of death? How are decisions made about who receives a sentence of death? Is there racism in our system of capital punishment? Why are people in favor of or opposed to capital punishment? What role does possible incentive have in discussions about the death penalty? What is the purpose of a system of capital punishment ...
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT IN THE UNITED STATES, 1973-2010 provides annual data on prisoners under a sentence of death, as well as those who had their sentences commuted or vacated and prisoners who were executed. This study examines basic sociodemographic classifications including age, sex, race and ethnicity, marital status at time of imprisonment, level of education, and State and region of incarceration. Criminal history information includes prior felony convictions and prior convictions for criminal homicide and the legal status at the time of the capital offense. Additional information is provided on those inmates removed from death row by yearend 2010. The dataset consists of one part which contains 9,058 cases. The file provides information on inmates whose death sentences were removed in addition to information on those inmates who were executed. The file also gives information about inmates who received a second death sentence by yearend 2010 as well as inmates who were already on death ...
Justia guest columnist and Loyola Law School professor Paula Mitchell continues her series of columns on the death penalty, describing the punishments effect on jurors, justices, governors, and executioners. She presents testimonies from various people involved in different parts of the process of capital sentencing and execution. She concludes that the public should consider the impact capital punishment has on those individuals who have to make the decisions of life and death.
Capital Punishment in the United States, 1973-2009. This data collection provides annual data on prisoners under a sentence of death and prisoners whose offense sentences were commuted or vacated during the period 1973-2009. Information is supplied for basic sociodemographic characteristics such as age, sex, education, and state of incarceration. Criminal history data include prior felony convictions for criminal homicide and legal status at the time of the capital offense. Additional information is available for inmates removed from death row by year-end 2009 and for inmates who were executed.. This dataset is available through the ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) database which provides search and browsing access to abstracts and data sets in the worlds largest archive of computerized social science data. Search or browse title of study, principal investigator, words in abstract, or study number. Browse major research categories.. Auburn University ...
Corrections officials on Thursday announced new procedures for executing prisoners by lethal injection, beating a May 1 deadline by a day and clearing a major obstacle to resuming capital punishment after a hiatus of more than four years.. The proposed changes in the death chamber procedures are intended to address concerns expressed by a federal judge in 2006 that the states previous three-drug formula may have exposed some of the 13 people executed in the last two decades to unconstitutionally cruel and unusual punishment.. Although the new procedures could get final approval from the state Office of Administrative Law within a month, executions are unlikely to resume soon as state and federal judges must first review the largely minor changes and decide whether they address the constitutional questions and procedural complaints by death penalty opponents. Those reviews are likely to extend at least through the end of the year.. California has 703 inmates on death row, and a handful of ...
Posner has a good discussion of the various issue related to capital punishment. I will concentrate my comments on deterrence, which is really the crucial issue in the acrimonious debate over capital punishment. I support the use of capital punishment for persons convicted of murder because, and only because, I believe it deters murders. If I did not believe that, I would be opposed because revenge and the other possible motives that are mentioned and discussed by Posner, should not be a basis for public policy. As Posner indicates, serious empirical research on capital punishment began with Isaac Ehrlichs pioneering...
c. 2014 USA Today (RNS) Prison guards meet in the desert to hand off chemicals for executions. A corrections boss loaded with cash travels to a pharmacy in another state to buy lethal sedatives. States across the country refuse to identify the drugs they use to put the condemned to death. This is the curious state of capital punishment in America today.
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From the early Middle Ages to the 20th century, capital punishment in France, as in many other countries, was staged before large crowds of spectators. This book traces the theory and practice of public executions over time from the perspective of the executioners and government officials who staged them, as well as from the vantage point of the many thousands who came to
Get this from a library! Capital Punishment in the United States, 1973-1988. [Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.;] -- This data collection provides annual data on prisoners under a sentence of death and on those whose offense sentences were commuted or vacated. Information is available on basic sociodemographic ...
QLCF - Capital Punishment pits Rodney Romero vs Donnie Martinez fight in Santa Fe University of Art and Design Alumni Hall, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States on Dec 12, 2008.
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari today indirectly opposed the death sentence handed out to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav for spying, saying the issue is controversial but his party is against capital punishment on principle.
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In a short but powerful essay on capital punishment that appears in Crisis magazine, Father George W. Rutler reminds readers that the Catholic Church has traditionally taught, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church ( 2267) still teaches, that the states rightful authority to punish
When I heard that the subject of restoring capital punishment is likely to get an airing in Parliament later this year, I thought it would be the perfect time to put together a somewhat tongue-in-cheek picture gallery based on the Ive Got a Little List song from the Mikado.
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When it comes to who gets a death sentence, skin color matters. At least thats what the numbers suggest: Never since capital punishment began in Florida in 1769 has the state executed a white person for killing an African-American. Of Floridas 368 inmates on death row as of Dec. 10, only five whites await execution for killing a black person. According to a 1991 study, the odds of a Florida death sentence for those who kill white people are about 3.4 times higher than for those who kill African-Americans. On Thursday, as lawmakers approved a switch to lethal injection as Floridas chief form of execution, Democrats tried to add a provision that would allow accused murderers to argue that race is a factor in their cases. The GOP-led Legislature rejected the measure. Gov. Jeb Bush, who also opposed the measure, established a 15-member task force to study the role of race in capital sentencing. The task force also will address whether mentally retarded inmates should be condemned to die. Task ...
Paul. There is an ongoing debate within the Church, including moral theologians and Bishops, regarding the status of the acceptance or rejection of the death penalty. It is cases like those you ask about that provoke the debate.. We do know this:. Aborting a child is an intrinsic evil Capital punishment should be avoid whenever necessary and should be unwarranted in a civilized society, but that would mean that justice is consonant with the natural law in the culture where the death penalty is rarely used. That is not the case in a nation like ours that uses its laws to approve the direct killing of the innocent in situations like abortion and euthanasia.. Therefore in the USA at this time any ban on capital punishment is hypocritical because the law condones the direct killing of innocent people prior to birth. That is a double standard.. Finally the Church has not defined capital punishment as an intrinsic evil.. Judie Brown ...
The US shortage has been in part attributed to European pharmaceutical company Lundbecks 2011 decision to stop distributing the drug to prisons in U.S. states currently carrying out the death penalty by lethal injection.. But, further to that, the European Union banned the export of drugs which could be used for capital punishment, torture, or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in December 2011.. The EU is strongly opposed to the death penalty. Abolishing the death penalty is an explicit and absolute condition to become a member state.. In 2005, the EU banned trade in certain products that can only be used for capital punishment or torture.. It was an ambitious regulation, but it was limited to prohibiting the manufacture of these products in the EU and their exportation, socialist MEP Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero told Euronews.. Among the drugs that the EU banned in 2011 was sodium thiopental, another drug commonly used in US lethal injections as part of a ...
Georgia and Missouri have carried out the nations first executions since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April revived concerns about capital punishment.
The electric chair is cruel and unusual punishment, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled on Friday. Working on a clean slate, Nebraska may choose a form of lethal injection that does not rely on the combination of three chemicals that is the subject of a pending challenge in the Supreme Court of the United States. Fridays ruling is not binding outside Nebraska, but some legal experts said courts may now be reluctant to allow condemned inmates to choose electrocution in states where that is an option. Lethal gas was briefly popular, and lethal injection, now the almost universal method of execution, was introduced in 1977. Thirty-four of the 38 states with capital punishment had moved by 1999 to lethal injection as the sole method or as an option, largely because it was considered more humane than the other methods.
SEPPUKU AS CAPITAL PUNISHMENT: While the voluntary seppuku described above is the best known form and has been widely admired and idealized, in practice the most common form of seppuku was obligatory seppuku, used as a form of capital punishment for disgraced samurai, especially for those who committed a serious offense such as unprovoked murder, robbery, corruption, or treason. The samurai were generally told of their offense in full and given a set time to commit seppuku, usually before sunset on a given day. If the sentenced was uncooperative, it was not unheard of for them to be restrained, or for the actual execution to be carried out by decapitation while retaining only the trappings of seppuku; even the short sword laid out in front of the victim could be replaced with a fan. Unlike voluntary seppuku, seppuku carried out as capital punishment did not necessarily absolve the victims family of the crime. Depending on the severity of the crime, half or all of the deceaseds property could ...
A particular item of moral confusion in our day is the appeal that many people make to the issues of capital punishment and war. Capital punishment and war are often presented on the same plane as abortion and euthanasia. But such is not the case and cannot be supported by Church teaching. Though it is true that capital punishment and war should be last resorts, and can rarely be justified, they are not intrinsically evil; neither practice includes the direct intention of killing innocent human beings (The Most Rev. Raymond L. Burke, Archbishop of St. Louis, Pastoral Letter on Our Civic Responsibility for the Common Good, October 1, 2004, n. 30). The constant teaching of the Catholic Church has always recognized, and continues to recognize, the principle of legitimate self-defense. This principle affirms that individuals have the right to protect the good of their own lives and nations have the right, even a duty, to protect the lives of their citizens. This principle is not an exception to ...
Absolutely not.. Included in the extensive hearing transcripts of various lethal-injection challenges around the country are stories of inmates, like one in Ohio, raising his head in the middle of his own execution to say, Its not working. In Alabama, officials at one point said they would execute an inmate who had compromised veins by placing an IV in the saphenous vein in his arm; that vein is actually in the leg. In an important case in California - the state with the most prisoners on death row - investigations have revealed inadequate execution conditions comparable to those in Missouri, in addition to alarming problems with an incompetent execution team. As these various court proceedings were unfolding, corrections officials in Starke, Fla., executed Angel Diaz by lethal injection on Dec. 13, 2006. But because the execution team punctured the veins in Diazs arms when putting in the intravenous catheters, forcing the drugs into the soft tissue instead, Diaz grimaced for as long as 26 ...
Their investigation of lethal injection practices from several states found that the guidelines for delivering the essential anaesthesia drug thiopental…
OKLAHOMA (AP):Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip was just minutes away from his scheduled lethal injection, stripped of all his belongings in a holding cell just a few feet from the states death chamber, when he learned his execution had...
The lethal injection challenge being argued today at the Supreme Court involves a three-drug protocol developed by Oklahomas medical examiner in 1977, says the Washington Post: sodium thiopental, to render the inmate unconscious; pancuronium bromide, to paralyze the muscles; and potassium chloride, to cause cardiac arrest. The protocol is used in 35 of the 36 states with the death penalty. Attorneys for Kentucky inmates say the protocol is a complicated process that must be performed with precision to avoid the […]
A Missouri death-row inmate with a rare condition will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court this week that the states lethal-injection method is unconstitutional as it applies to his circumstances. The case could result in a ruling that is narrowly .... Tagged with: death penalty execution Lethal Injection Russell Bucklew. Read More » ...
A 53-year-old man convicted of killing two men in 1987 was executed by Florida on Thursday evening by a lethal injection that included a drug never before used in a U.S. execution, state officials said.. Mark James Asay was the first white man to be put to death in Florida for killing a black man since the state reinstituted the death penalty in 1979.. (Reporting by Bernie Woodall; Editing by Peter Cooney and Dan Grebler). ...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday signed a bill allowing Tennessee to electrocute death row inmates when the state is unable to obtain lethal injection drugs.
DNA exonerated Ryan Matthews in 2004, after he had spent five years on death row at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola for a murder he did not…
128) State representatives in Oklahoma and Georgia voted legislation prohibiting medical licensing boards from punishing doctors or other certified medical professionals who participate in executions. In Oklahoma, House Bill HB2660 passed both houses and was signed by the Governor on 10 May 2006. A similar bill in Georgia, House Bill HB57, passed with only one dissenting vote in both houses. It was signed by the Governor on 21 April 2006 and took effect on 1 July 2006. However there is ongoing litigation against the Georgia medical board for failing to discipline the physician involved in the execution of Jose High. (Arthur Zitrin v. GA Composite Board of Medical Examiners , Case No. A07A0914, Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia.) In North Carolina, the identities of doctors and nurses who participate in executions are kept confidential under a 2004 state law arising from a technical corrections bill. The law only allows a senior resident Superior Court judge to order the disclosure if it ...
Warren Lee Hill, 53, had been sentenced to die by lethal injection at 7 p.m. But Fulton County Superior Court Judge Gail Tusan stayed the execution until at least Thursday so she could hear more arguments from Hills lawyers who say the new law is unconstitutional because it shrouds in secrecy a drug used to execute Georgia citizens. The law, which prohibits the release of information about the lethal drugs manufacturer, was passed in March after the states cache of the sedative drug expired and national and international pressure made it more difficult for states to obtain it for executions, according to Hills attorneys. Hill was set to be executed using a dose of pentobarbital provided to the state by an unnamed manufacturer. Hill killed a fellow prisoner, Joseph Handspike, in August 1990 by beating him to death. Hill was already serving a life sentence for the 1986 shooting death of his 18-year-old girlfriend, Myra Wright. In addition to the injection issue, Hills attorneys argue that he ...
The state Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on Thursday morning over whether Tennessees lethal injection protocol constitutes cruel and unusual punishment ...
Charles Brooks Jr.by Michael Thomas BarryOn December 7, 1982, the first execution by lethal injection takes place at the state penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. On December 14, 1976, Charles Brooks Jr., went to a used car lot and asked to test drive a car. The mechanic, David Gregory, accompanied him in the car. After Brooks picked up his accomplice Woody Loudres, they put the mechanic in the trunk of the car and Brooks and Loudres drove to a motel. There the mechanic was bound to a chair with coat hangers, gagged with tape and then shot once in the head.
Pharmaceutical company Pfizer said on Friday it was blocking use of its drugs in lethal injections, which means all federally-approved drugmakers whose medications could be used for executions have now put them off limits.
A white supremacist has been killed by lethal injection in the first US federal execution for nearly two decades. Daniel Lewis Lee, who tortured and murdered a couple and their eight-year-old daughter and dumped them in water, was executed at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. I didnt do…
San Francisco - A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the
Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide. Those include delays in finding suitable veins, needles becoming clogged or disengaged, and reactions from inmates who appeared to be under stress.
The primitive American welfare state that followed the great depression of the 1930s, and was extended by the great society of the 1960s, served to thinly mask the worst aspects of uncontrolled capitalism. These had nearly brought the nation to revolution during the most miserable economic chaos, and for more than generation, Band-Aids applied to the worst wounds stopped some of the systems bleeding. But that mutated welfare state has since been under steady assault , and it presently hangs by threads, where there once were bandages. With neo-liberal politics in control, public services and government supports are being forced back to the domain of the market. The political economics of capitalism are revealed, as never before, in all their ugliness.. Among the weapons of mass destruction inherent in this system , none is more deadly than its assault on the planetary life support system. Global warming is only one aspect of its attack, though it may pose the most long term danger. But there are ...
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia must stop the use of the death penalty following a significant increase in executions in the kingdom in the last six weeks, Amnesty International said Friday.. At least 27 people have been executed in the top oil exporter in 2011, equalling the total number of people executed in 2010 while 15 were executed in May alone, the rights group said in a statement.. Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are all punishable by death under the kingdoms strict interpretation of sharia law.. The Saudi authorities must immediately stop executions and commute all death sentences, with a view to abolishing the death penalty completely, said Philip Luther, the groups deputy director for the Middle East and North Africa.. Amnesty is aware of over 100 prisoners, many of whom are foreign nationals currently on death row, he added.. A spokesman at the Ministry of Interior was not immediately available to comment.. Two Saudi brothers Muhammad Jaber Shahbah ...
Capital punishment is in force in Japan, applied in cases of multiple murder or aggravated single murder. After a five-year moratorium, executions resumed in 1993 and up to 15 have taken place each year since then. Thirteen of those executed in 2018 had taken part in the Tokyo subway sarin attack of 1995. ...
The United States anti-abortion movement formed as a response to the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court decisions, with many anti-abortion organizations having emerged since then. There is also a smaller consistent life ethic movement, favoring a philosophy which opposes all forms of killing, including abortion, war, euthanasia, and capital punishment. The current movement is in part a continuation of previous debates on abortion that led to the practice being banned in all states in the late 19th century. The initial movement was led by physicians, but also included politicians and feminists. Among physicians, advances in medical knowledge played a significant role in influencing anti-abortion opinion. Quickening, which had previously been thought to be the point at which the soul entered a human was discovered to be a relatively unimportant step in fetal development, causing them to rethink their position of early term abortions.[14] Ideologically, the Hippocratic Oath ...
by Fanny Carrier Sun Oct 21, 4:46 PM ET I dont know if it is me or what but I just dont get how criminals on death row who have were proven guilty have the right to file a complaint that their executions by lethal injections are considered cruel and unusual punishment. Do they not consider the…
DPN opposes the death penalty in all cases, unconditionally, regardless of the method chosen to kill the condemned prisoner. The death penalty is inherently cruel and degrading, an archaic punishment that is incompatible with human dignity. To end the death penalty is to abandon a destructive diversionary and divisive public policy that is not consistent with widely held values. The death penalty not only runs the risk of irrevocable error, it is also costly to the public purse as well as in social and psychological terms.The death penalty has not been proved to have a special deterrent effect. It tends to be applied in a discriminatory way on grounds of race and class. It denies the possibility of reconciliation and rehabilitation. It prolongs the suffering of the murder victims family and extends that suffering to the loved ones of the condemned prisoner. It diverts resources that could be better used to work against violent crime and assist those affected by it ...
DPN opposes the death penalty in all cases, unconditionally, regardless of the method chosen to kill the condemned prisoner. The death penalty is inherently cruel and degrading, an archaic punishment that is incompatible with human dignity. To end the death penalty is to abandon a destructive diversionary and divisive public policy that is not consistent with widely held values. The death penalty not only runs the risk of irrevocable error, it is also costly to the public purse as well as in social and psychological terms.The death penalty has not been proved to have a special deterrent effect. It tends to be applied in a discriminatory way on grounds of race and class. It denies the possibility of reconciliation and rehabilitation. It prolongs the suffering of the murder victims family and extends that suffering to the loved ones of the condemned prisoner. It diverts resources that could be better used to work against violent crime and assist those affected by it ...
Last month, federal Judge Beth Phillips said in a ruling in a death penalty case that it weighed heavily on her that condemned inmate Herbert Smulls had no legal means to learn more about how Missouris execution drug is made.. Under a Missouri law enacted in 2007, information that could be used to identify Missouri executioners is exempt from the states open records law. Under one of the laws provisions, executioners can sue anyone who knowingly releases their identities. When Missouri hired a compounding pharmacy last fall to produce drugs for its lethal injections, the Department of Corrections said it considered the pharmacy, as part of the execution team, to be secret under the law.. By the time Smulls case got to Phillips, the 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals had already ruled that he was not entitled to learn more about the pharmacists making Missouris drugs for executions. The issue was moot, the court said, because Smulls had not proposed a more humane way to die. Phillips denied ...
Hyperkalemia is a medical term to indicate that the level of potassium in the blood is too high. Depending on the level of potassium in the blood, this can be a medical emergency. A level that is too high can lead to abnormal hearth rhythms. Many medications can cause hyperkalemia, and it is much more likely to occur in people kidney problems. Although hyperkalemia often doesnt cause symptoms, doctors worry about hyperkalemia because it can cause a sudden change of heart rhythm in people who had not been having any symptoms. These abnormal heart rhythms can be deadly. In the cases where death penalty is carried out using lethal injection, a hyperkalemia may be provoked atificially. Some of the mixtures used in the injections contain potassium chloride which will raise the level of potassium in the blood considerably. ...
Book Description: THE DESCENT INTO HELL IS NOT ALWAYS VERTICAL…Sam Hudson, a reputable San Diego attorney, learns this when the authorities wrongfully convict him of the brutal rape and murder of his wife and daughter, and sends him to death row. There he awaits execution by lethal injection.If he survives that long.In prison, Sam fights for his life while his attorney works frantically on his appeal. It is then that he embraces the faith of his departed wife and begins to manifest supernatural abilities. Abilities which help him save lives- his own, those of his unlikely allies-and uncover the true killers identity, unlocking the door to his exoneration.Now a free man, Sams newfound faith confronts him with the most insurmountable challenge yet. A challenge beyond vengeance, beyond rage, beyond anything Sam believes himself capable of: to forgive the very man who murdered his family, according to his faith. But this endeavor reveals darker secrets than either Sam or the killer could ever ...
A convicted rapist is profiled in this arresting drama. Sociopath Caryl Chessman was executed at San Quentin for his crimes. The film is set within his death row cell as he muses upon his life. His past is presented in a series of… More A convicted rapist is profiled in this arresting drama. Sociopath Caryl Chessman was executed at San Quentin for his crimes. The film is set within his death row cell as he muses upon his life. His past is presented in a series of flashbacks. ...
c. 2014 USA Today (RNS) After an unusual six-week lapse in executions in the nation since a botched effort in Oklahoma on April 29, two men could face lethal-injection deaths in Georgia and Missouri Tuesday night (June 17) or early Wednesday. Should the execution of Marcus Wellons go forward at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday in Georgia, it would be that states first lethal injection using a drug not federally approved. Thats the result of a scramble by Georgia and other states in recent months to obtain drugs necessary for executions.
Nevadas first inmate execution in 11 years was postponed Thursday after a state court judge ordered a paralytic drug removed from a never-before-used lethal injection plan that also includes the first use by a state of the powerful opioid fentanyl.
Mississippi prison officials have obtained new supplies of execution drugs, which could allow the state to carry out lethal injections after some other drugs expired, they said in court papers.
GRADY - On Monday night Arkansas carried out the nations first double execution in 17 years.The state put to death Jack Harold Jones, 52, and Marcel Wayne Williams, 46, using a three-drug lethal injection.Jones was executed for the 1995 killing of Mary Phillips, 34, of Bald Knob. Phillips, who was a bookkeeper, and her daughter, Lacey, then 11 years old, were at a Bald Knob accounting office when Jones entered the office, beat the two of them, then robbed and raped Phillips and
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas will resume lethal injections after a 10-year gap starting next month with a double execution, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wed...
By Susan J. Matthees -. A new development in the ongoing battle involving sodium thiopental, one of the drugs used for lethal injections, surfaced today when the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) seized Georgias supply of the drug. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a DEA spokesperson confirmed that the drug had been seized and stated that [t]here were questions about the way the drugs were imported. DEA did not make any further statements.. As we reported two weeks ago, attorney John Bentivoglio sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder alleging that Georgia violated the Controlled Substances Act by importing sodium thiopental. Inmates in 3 other states have sued FDA over the allegedly illegal importation of the drug from Europe. ...
Then recently I read that the State of Missouri intended to use PROPOFOL as the lethal injection for executions! Im a biochemical engineer, I know that almost anything can kill. If you mix an ounce of vodka in orange juice, thats Mimosa, a drink I had over the weekend in DC. However, if you swallowed a whole bottle of vodka, youll die. So, clearly, they will intravenously feed a lot more propofol into the victim. Yet, it was definitely shocking to read that my wife could have died from what is being considered by the justice enforcement community to execute criminals. Propofol is medically administered 50 million times annually in the U.S. Scarily enough, there is recreational use, for Propofol produces mild euphoria ...
A serial killer was put to death Thursday in Texas after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his lawyers demand that the state release information about where it gets its lethal injection drug. Tommy Lynn Sells, 49, was the first inmate to be injected with a dose of newly replenished pentobarbital that Texas prison officials obtained…
The Trump administration executed a man with an intellectual disability despite Supreme Court protections. Corey Johnson, 52, was convicted of murdering seven people in 1992 as part of his involvement in Virginia’s drug trade. He was pronounced dead at at 11.34pm ET last night, January 14, following a lethal injection of pentobarbital at Indiana’s Federal …
TABLE OF CONTENTS Index of Authorities. INTEREST OF AMICUS. SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT. ARGUMENT. I. PRESSURE ON VULNERABLE PATIENTS II. DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THE VULNERABLE. III. LACK OF PROTECTION FOR THE MENTALLY ILL AND OTHERS. IV. CONTEXT OF ECONOMIC INCENTIVE. V. DAMAGE TO THE DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP. VI. INABILITY TO REGULATE AND CONTROL. VII. STATE MONITORING IS INEFFECTIVE. VIII.. ASSISTED SUICIDE EXPANDS TO INCLUDE LETHAL INJECTION. IX.. NO EFFECT ON PAIN TREATMENT AND PALLIATIVE CARE X.. CONCLUSION. __________________________________. AMICUS MEMORANDUM. Physicians for Compassionate Care Friend of the Court Brief on Oregon v. Ashcroft et al. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT. DISTRICT OF OREGON STATE OF OREGON, Plaintiff,. vs JOHN ASHCROFT, in his official capacity as United States Attorney General; ASA HUTCHISON, in his official capacity as Administrator of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration; KENNETH MCGEE, in his official capacity as Administrator of the United States Drug ...
The deaths of three horses during the production of the television drama Luck attracted headlines about the care of animals on TV sets.. But the death of horses on race tracks is not uncommon. Horses often break bones during races and later receive a lethal injection. At tracks across California, 186 horses died after racing and training accidents during the last fiscal year, according to statistics from the state horse racing board. An additional 79 horses died at tracks from other causes, including intestinal and respiratory diseases ...
Oklahoma has found a way around the nationwide shortage of a drug used in lethal injections . Convicted murderer John David Duty was put to death yesterday using a cocktail of drugs that included pentobarbital,... US News Summaries. | Newser
Twenty-nine people have been condemned to die in Oregon and of those, 27 live on death row at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem.
It is still not known how he got the Benadryl into their system or the exact cause of death, with the Medical Examiner only providing part of the toxicology report.. A grand jury indicted Todt on four counts of first-degree murder last month, and he could be sentenced to death after the States Attorney elected to bring back the death penalty, three years after vowing she would no longer seek that form of punishment.. Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayayla announced her decision to reinstate the death penalty in a press conference held on the steps of the courthouse.. Despite my position on the death penalty, my death penalty review board, they move forward, they charge on, they have unanimously voted to seek death in this case, Ayayla told reporters.. Todt, 45, told police that murdered his family and their dog Breezy, for which he faces an additional count of animal cruelty.. He had entered a plea of not guilty to the previous charges of second-degree murder, which the States Attorney ...
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of a death row inmate, finding Texas used an obsolete standard to assess a defendants intellectual disability.
A man arrested after a South Lebanon murder could face the death penalty pending an aggravated murder conviction, the Warren County prosecutor said Monday.
REP. SHEILA JACKSON-LEE: Well, I dont know his direct opinion on it. I believe that his support of the death penalty is with qualifications. Certainly, I think that he understands the need for protection of the mentally ill, the young, a lot of different problems with the death penalty. My view is, of the death penalty, is that I believe we need to have a Supreme Court to revisit the question and to find in America a provision nationwide for parole - for imprisonment with life, if you will, without parole. But I think if we dont get Senator Barack Obama, we will not have the opportunity to select Supreme Court judges who will actually review the death penalty and come to where many of us might want it to be. I have seen in Texas, if you will, unparalleled executions, people who I fought to prevent their execution. Im ready for a Supreme Court to make a distinction and a difference, and we can only get that done with Senator Barack Obama as president of the United States. AMY GOODMAN: Texas ...
A Texas man was charged today with murdering his estranged wife and her unborn child, a capital murder charge that carries the death penalty. Detectives arrested Matthew Sowders, 28, of Harris County Thursday night, hours after a diving team recovered the body of his estranged wife Melissa Sowders, 26, from Cypress Creek, which is behind Sowders home.
As of the time this article was written, Middletons fate had not been decided yet. After the stay was issued, early on Wednesday, the appeals court overturned it. The appeal had been filed by Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, with the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. That court was adjourned for the evening, before it could issue a decision. Then, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to overturn the decision of the appeals court and also did not want to stop the execution from taking place. Several reasons to halt it had been cited by Middletons legal team, including the fact that he had not committed the crimes he was sentenced for. As such, as of this writing, if the stay is lifted, Middleton could be executed at any time on Wednesday.. Then, the attorneys of the Missouri death row convict returned to Judge Perrys court, to see her grant a second stay. It is likely that this second stay will also be appealed by the District Attorney, yet, no matter how the appeals court rules, the ...
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The other death penalty victim, Lawrence Russell Brewer, was until this week the more significant convicted murderer. Brewer was one of the racist goons who in-famously tied James Byrd to the back of their truck and dragged him to death in Texas.. The case became a touchstone in the 2000 presidential race because then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush had refused to sign a hate crimes law. The NAACP ran a reprehensible ad during the presidential election trying to insinuate that Bush somehow shared responsibility for the act.. Regardless, Brewer claimed that he was innocent because one of his buddies had cut Byrds throat before they dragged his body around. Forensic evidence directly contradicted this. Brewers own statements didnt help either. Such as, As far as any regrets, no, I have no regrets. ... Id do it all over again, to tell you the truth.. Brewer, festooned with tattoos depicting KKK symbols and burning crosses, was not a sympathetic person in the words of Gloria Rubac of the ...
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The Alabama Legislature has given final passage to a measure that would shorten the appeals process in state court for inmates sentenced to the death penalty. The measure
Federal prosecutors tangled in court Monday with defense lawyers for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev over the government's timeline to make a decision on whether to seek the death penalty in the case. Both Tsarnaevs defense attorneys and the U.S. District Attorney for Boston are required...
BOSTON - A seriously wounded Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged in his hospital room Monday with bombing the Boston Marathon in a plot with his older brother and could get the death penalty for the attack that killed three people. Tsarnaev, 19, was charged by federal prosecutors with using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction - a bomb - to kill.
BOSTON - A seriously wounded Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged in his hospital room Monday with bombing the Boston Marathon in a plot with his older brother and could get the death penalty for the attack that killed three people. Tsarnaev, 19, was charged by federal prosecutors with using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction - a bomb - to kill.
BOSTON - A seriously wounded Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged in his hospital room Monday with bombing the Boston Marathon in a plot with his older brother and could get the death penalty for the attack that killed three people. Tsarnaev, 19, was charged by federal prosecutors with using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction - a bomb - to kill.
The State Senate voted Thursday morning to keep the states death penalty. The final vote was 12-12 and the bill was tabled, which effectively kills it unless one senator changes his or her mind.
BOSTON - A seriously wounded Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged in his hospital room Monday with bombing the Boston Marathon in a plot with his older brother and could get the death penalty for the attack that killed three people. Tsarnaev, 19, was charged by federal prosecutors with using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction - a bomb - to kill.
AMY GOODMAN: On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of the well-known Georgia death row prisoner Troy Anthony Davis, likely setting the stage for Georgia to schedule his execution. Troy Davis was convicted in 1989 of killing an off-duty white police officer, Mark MacPhail. Since then, seven of the nine non-police witnesses who fingered Davis have recanted their testimony. Theres no physical evidence that ties Davis to the crime scene.. His case has garnered widespread national and international support from figures like Pope Benedict, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, all calling for clemency in his case. John Lewis, the congressman from Georgia, has also weighed in. With his legal appeals exhausted, the fate of Troy Davis rests largely in the hands of Georgias Board of Pardons and Parole, which could commute his death sentence and spare his life.. Earlier this month, federal regulators seized Georgias entire stockpile of sodium thiopental, a ...
Raleigh, N.C., Aug 26, 2019 / 07:25 pm (CNA).- The Supreme Court of North Carolina is set to hear the case of six death row inmates who say a repealed state law should still allow them to be resentenced to life without parole, since they were able to successfully demonstrate that racial bias was a factor in their death sentences.. The court is scheduled to hear arguments Monday and Tuesday in the cases of four death row inmates who briefly were resentenced to life without parole when state legislators approved the Racial Justice Act in 2009, the AP reports.. Under the Racial Justice Act, four inmates had used statistics to prove that their race was a significant factor in their trials, thus leading to a judge converting their sentences to life without parole.. Legislators repealed the Act in 2013, and the four inmates were sent back to death row without a new hearing.. North Carolinas Supreme Court justices also will hear from attorneys for two other death row prisoners whose Racial Justice ...
A Vallejo man accused of murdering his elderly mother three decades after escaping the death sentence he earned by abducting and killing two teenage girls seemed to lay bare his demons Friday in a Fairfield courtroom. Deputy District Attorney Karen Jensen said after the arraignment that Nellie Stanworth was killed on or about Nov. 6 at the house, which the defendant shared with his wife and her father. Dennis Stanworth is eligible for the death penalty because prosecutors charged him with a special circumstance that is rarely alleged - that he murdered someone after previously being convicted of murder. While on Death Row, Stanworth wrote to the California Supreme Court, saying he wanted to waive the automatic appeal of his death sentence. [...] five years after his conviction, the California Supreme Court overturned his death sentence because of irregularities during jury selection.
Supporters of an Alabama death row inmate are waiting to see what the state legislature does on the subject of judicial overrides before the end of this years lawmaking session, as the fate of a Covington County man could hang in the balance.. Governor Kay Ivey recently signed a bill into law that stops judges from sentencing future defendants to death after the jury recommends life in prison. State Senator Hank Sanders of Selma wants more. He wrote a bill that extends the ban retroactively to people already on death row due to a judicial override.. ...
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  • In the long, contentious history of capital punishment in America, there has never been a moment like this: Over just a few days in mid-December, judges in California and Maryland and the governor of Florida shut down any pending executions in those states-all because of rapidly growing doubts about the humanity and constitutionality of lethal injection. (thenation.com)
  • Dieter foresees a time in the next decade when executions become so rare and confined to so few states that the Supreme Court will declare the punishment unconstitutional. (latimes.com)
  • The Church, Father Rutler reminds us, has not only allowed for capital punishment but participated in executions. (catholicculture.org)
  • Five years ago, drugmakers and pharmacies that sell them - particularly those in Europe, where capital punishment is anathema - began cutting off production or were barred from exporting drugs for U.S. executions. (uscatholic.org)
  • Capital Punishment is a certain copy of the earliest days of slavery, when you had no rights or any different opinion, and like then, executions have no place in our civilized society. (lawteacher.net)
  • Not for a single year was evidence found that police are safer in jurisdictions that provide for capital punishment" The highest homicide rates were also in Death Penalty states with executions: 9.7 homicides per 100,000 people as compared to 5.1 in states without the Death Penalty. (lawteacher.net)
  • Furthermore, for those who are so minded, I think a reasonable case for state sanctioned capital punishment can be made on the basis of New Testament texts like Romans 13, though there the weapon mentioned (the short sword), was not used for state executions, but rather for personal protection of the tax police and others. (patheos.com)
  • Midazolam is the drug Oklahoma officials used in last year's botched execution of convicted murderer Clayton Lockett , a drug that some experts claim cannot produce the deep, coma-like state needed to ensure executions don't violate the Constitution's Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment. (houstonpress.com)
  • After nearly two decades without utilizing capital punishment, Attorney General William Barr is not only resuming the practice but has already scheduled five executions of death-row inmates who were convicted of murdering children. (ketv.com)
  • death penalty is a fitting punishment for violent crime because executions maximize safety. (writework.com)
  • Maryland Citizens Against State Executions has prepared the following summary of key witness testimony before the Maryland Commission on Capital Punishment on September 5, 2008, in Annapolis. (mdcase.org)
  • The Rocco Code (1930, in force from July 1, 1931) added more crimes to the list of those punishable with the death penalty, and reintroduced capital punishment for some common crimes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Under the Yuan dynasty , the "number of separate capital provisions" precipitously dropped, reaching a low of 125 crimes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Two of the factors apparently contributing to China's frequent use of the death penalty are the troubled court system and a national policy that permits capital punishment for crimes that are not considered capital in most other countries. (theatlantic.com)
  • Capital punishment , also known as the death penalty , refers to the custom of executing prisoners who are convicted of certain heinous crimes. (conservapedia.com)
  • Such crimes are known as capital crimes , and tend to be grave crimes against persons or governments (such as premeditated murder , rape or treason ). (conservapedia.com)
  • The federal government (both in the civilian sector and the military) authorize capital punishment for the most heinous crimes, including treason. (conservapedia.com)
  • Although the state must review what went wrong and why in the botched execution of Dennis McGuire, leaders and legislators should not let the unfortunate incident serve as an opportunist rationale for abandoning capital punishment for those convicted of committing the most egregious capital crimes. (vindy.com)
  • This study combines Bible study with compelling stories from persons who have been directly affected by capital crimes to help adults form and/or reform their thinking on capital punishment. (valorebooks.com)
  • Should capital punishment be moral or not when it comes to disciplining an individual for monstrous crimes? (lawteacher.net)
  • Writing about the "serious unreliability" of the capital punishment, Bryer pointed to two Texas men who were, in all likelihood, executed for crimes they didn't commit. (houstonpress.com)
  • Well, Bryer writes that maybe it has to do with the law governing capital cases being more complex, or perhaps the crimes at issue in these cases are so horrendous that there's enormous community pressure on police, prosecutors, and judges to get a conviction. (houstonpress.com)
  • 1. In the last 30 years more than 100 prisoners that have been convicted of capital crimes and sentenced to death were released from death row with strong evidence of their innocence. (blackyouthproject.com)
  • One of the most important disagreements about the Framers' intent concerns the extent to which they meant to constrain the legislative definition of crimes and their punishments. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Others discern an intent to limit also the definition of crimes as well as the relation (or "proportionality") of crimes and their punishments. (encyclopedia.com)
  • You can't kill him AS A PUNISHMENT, even if he's Hitler or Osama bin Laden, once you've got him effectively and permanently disabled from committing further heinous crimes. (blogspot.com)
  • Denying criminals a Christian burial was a common element of punishments for impious crimes under Christian laws. (badnewsaboutchristianity.com)
  • But seeing as I did not want to be accused of incitement to murder by someone misunderstanding my intention and because some of those in the potential gallery are not really bad sorts, I thought I might as well take a look at some of the arguments surrounding the issue of capital punishment. (ibtimes.co.uk)
  • The controversial issue of capital punishment has intense moral implications to all those involved especially to the religious individuals. (lawteacher.net)
  • My overall position is that the issue of capital punishment is complex and depends on whether certain facts are true or false. (blogspot.com)
  • Today's editorial in the New York Times addresses the issue of capital punishment. (blogspot.com)
  • [7] Confucius did not oppose capital punishment absolutely, but did take the view that in a well-ordered society based on moral persuasion, capital punishment would become unnecessary. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are some who apparently oppose capital punishment, or at least favour life imprisonment, precisely because it is more inhumane than the "short sharp shock on a big black block" parodied in the Mikado. (ibtimes.co.uk)
  • The truth is that many people, who oppose capital punishment, do so in the abstract. (americanthinker.com)
  • The major concern of many who oppose capital punishment is the possibility, however slight, of executing an innocent person. (baltimoresun.com)
  • The Times writes: "We oppose capital punishment for a host of reasons, including that it is unconstitutional. (blogspot.com)
  • Based on the Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and unusual punishment, the high court abolished the death penalty for intellectually disabled offenders in 2002, for juvenile offenders in 2005 and, in 2008, for raping a child when death is not the intended or actual result. (ncsl.org)
  • The U.S. Supreme Court wants the Appeals Court to hear the claims by attorneys for 46-year-old Russell E. Bucklew that he has a medical condition that could result in suffering if he undergoes a lethal injection, which would violate constitutional protections against cruel and unusual punishment. (missourinet.com)
  • Last Friday, the family of McGuire filed a federal lawsuit, arguing that the 26-minute Jan. 16 execution amounted to unconstitutional cruel and unusual punishment sanctioned by the state. (vindy.com)
  • Moreover, the botched lethal mix injected into McGuire's body no doubt proved far less cruel and unusual than the punishment McGuire savagely inflicted on Stewart, nearly eight months pregnant at the time of the crime. (vindy.com)
  • His family complained that this was a case of cruel and unusual punishment. (uscatholic.org)
  • This isn't about obtaining the drugs or cruel and unusual punishment. (uscatholic.org)
  • Although it has been the case in many countries throughout the world it has been said that the Death Penalty is "cruel and unusual punishment" which is a direct violation to the Bill of Rights. (lawteacher.net)
  • But if read directly the Eight Amendment of the U.S. Constitution "prohibits cruel and unusual punishments" and not only that but abolitionists also think that Capital Punishment ensures Americans equality for all. (lawteacher.net)
  • Does it violate the Eighth Amendment's prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment? (justia.com)
  • High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, at a panel discussion on the death penalty and the prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, at the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council. (un.org)
  • The UN rights chief recalled that a former Special Rapporteur has recommended that the Human Rights Council request a comprehensive legal study regarding the emergence of a customary norm according to which the death penalty constitutes torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. (un.org)
  • The prohibition of cruel and unusual punishments is one of the most important constitutional limitations upon the penal process. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The federal version of the principle appears in the Eighth Amendment, which provides in its entirety that "[e]xcessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The excessive bail and fines clauses have proved far less significant as limitations on the state's power to punish than has the general proscription of cruel and unusual punishments. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The history of the prohibition of cruel and unusual punishments is uncontroversial in one sense, hotly contested in another. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Some argue that the Framers intended the prohibition of "cruel and unusual punishments" to apply only to the definition of punishments. (encyclopedia.com)
  • In 1995, Pope John Paul II issued an encyclical in which he called capital punishment a 'a significant cause of grave moral decline. (voanews.com)
  • Most moral laws have their root in the Bible including capital punishment. (bahamasb2b.com)
  • Opponents of capital punishment frequently proclaim that the State has no moral right to take the life of anyone, even a most reprehensible murderer. (becker-posner-blog.com)
  • For this reason, the State has a 'moral' obligation to use capital punishment if such punishment significantly reduces the number of murders and saves lives of innocent victims. (becker-posner-blog.com)
  • The moral case against capital punishment is clear. (commonwealmagazine.org)
  • The moral fabric of this nation depends upon an awareness of how serious the matter of capital punishment really is, while the moral fabric of the church depends upon a consistently pro-life position that rejects capital punishment. (blogspot.com)
  • Although punishment has been a crucial feature of every developed legal system, widespread disagreement exists over the moral principles that can justify its imposition. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The very most that can be said is that some moral theologians claim that this is the right way to interpret John Paul II (mainly those moral theologians influenced by Grisez's "new natural law" theory, which was independently heavily invested in the idea that capital punishment is intrinsically immoral long before Evangelium Vitae appeared). (blogspot.com)
  • Moving on to the argument about the effectiveness of capital punishment, numerous studies, facts and figures suggest that the threat of the hangman's noose does in fact have a deterrent effect. (ibtimes.co.uk)
  • Early empirical analysis by Isaac Ehrlich found a substantial incremental deterrent effect of capital punishment, a finding that coincides with the common sense of the situation: it is exceedingly rare for a defendant who has a choice to prefer being executed to being imprisoned for life. (becker-posner-blog.com)
  • But the delay in execution not only reduces the deterrent effect of execution (though probably only slightly) but also makes capital punishment quite costly, since there is a substantial imprisonment cost on top of the heavy litigation costs of capital cases, with their endless rounds of appellate and postconviction proceedings. (becker-posner-blog.com)
  • As Posner indicates, the deterrent effect of capital punishment would be greater if the delays in its implementation were much shortened, and if this punishment was more certain to be used in the appropriate cases. (becker-posner-blog.com)
  • But I agree with Posner that capital punishment has an important deterrent effect even with the way the present system actually operates. (becker-posner-blog.com)
  • As the deterrent effect of capital punishment is made smaller, at some point even I would shift to the anti-capital punishment camp. (becker-posner-blog.com)
  • But given the difference between victims and murderers, the deterrent effect would have to be considerable less than one person saved per murderer executed before I would shift positions, although account should also be taken of the considerable expense involved in using capital punishment. (becker-posner-blog.com)
  • Capital punishment cannot be used if the goal is never to erroneously execute anyone, but then its deterrent effect is lost completely. (becker-posner-blog.com)
  • The severe mental and physical suffering which are inflicted by capital punishment on the person concerned and family members should now be added to the weight of the argument," Mr. Zeid said, explaining that this is another reason why the death penalty should be abolished, besides its capricious and often discriminatory application and its failure to demonstrate any deterrent effect beyond that of other punishments. (un.org)
  • Senator Kamala Harris, a former prosecutor now running for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, tweeted: "Let me be clear: capital punishment is immoral and deeply flawed. (theguardian.com)
  • [9] The Tang Code (653 CE) listed 233 capital offenses, and the Song dynasty (960-1279) retained these and added sixty more over time. (wikipedia.org)
  • The number of capital offences spiked again under the Ming dynasty (1268-1644), with 282 capital offenses, and the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), with more than 800 capital offences. (wikipedia.org)
  • (7) As the battle against capital punishment raged while Melville was composing Billy Budd , partisans on both sides agreed that eliminating most of the code's capital offenses constituted one of the century's notable achievements in human progress. (rutgers.edu)
  • It has been banned in many countries, in the United States, an earlier move to eliminate capital punishment has now been reversed and more and more states are resorting to capital punishment for serious offenses such as murder. (writework.com)
  • A third relates to the form and severity of punishment that is appropriate for particular offenses and offenders. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Most Australian removed the death penalty in 1984 as a punishment for murder, however at that time it had not been used since 1967. (conservapedia.com)
  • For example, in October of 2009 Gallup conducted its yearly death penalty survey and found that nationally, 65% of U.S. citizens favored capital punishment for murder. (americanthinker.com)
  • Provides that any person convicted of capital murder involving the willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing of a person in the commission of, or subsequent to, rape or attempted rape, forcible sodomy, or attempted forcible sodomy or object sexual penetration, and who was 18 years of age or older at the time of the offense, shall be sentenced to no less than a mandatory minimum term of confinement for life. (richmondsunlight.com)
  • I support the use of capital punishment for persons convicted of murder because, and only because, I believe it deters murders. (becker-posner-blog.com)
  • For example, the murder rate is highest in the South, where capital punishment is widely used, and lower in Northern states which have ceased to support capital punishment. (blogspot.com)
  • pdf ) Murder rates are higher in the United States than they are in Europe, which has also given up capital punishment. (blogspot.com)
  • This matches certain empirical observations - the higher murder rates that tend to be found in capital-punishment societies -- to a degree that suggests that it could be worth looking into. (blogspot.com)
  • This, in turn, if this thesis is correct, would have lowered the murder rate before capital punishment is repealed. (blogspot.com)
  • Instead of looking for a statistical correlation between capital punishment and homicide rates, perhaps we should be looking for how a general opposition to killing -- a refusal to cheer and celebrate any killing -- effects both murder rates and execution rates. (blogspot.com)
  • Bryer points to research indicating that courts are 130 times more likely to exonerate a defendant when a death sentence is at issue, and nine times more likely to exonerate a convict in a capital murder case than a non-capital murder one. (houstonpress.com)
  • She concluded: 'I strongly urge this Commission to recommend repeal of the death penalty and to relocate the resources consumed by capital prosecution to expanding mental health services to families traumatized in the wake of murder. (mdcase.org)
  • The effect of Capital Punishment on the commission of Murder. (edu.au)
  • It is the very essence of the maintenance of this punishment for murder, that it does set life against life. (edu.au)
  • Following the abolition of the death penalty, life imprisonment was made an official punishment in 1878. (wikipedia.org)
  • The available data are quite limited, however, so one should not base any conclusions solely on the econometric evidence, although I believe that the preponderance of evidence does indicate that capital punishment deters. (becker-posner-blog.com)
  • Even with the limited quantitative evidence available, there are good reasons to believe that capital punishment deters murders. (becker-posner-blog.com)
  • Yet that is absolutely the wrong conclusion for anyone who believes that capital punishment deters. (becker-posner-blog.com)
  • Cass Sunstein and Justin Wolfers say we don't really know whether or not capital punishment deters crime. (andrewgelman.com)
  • This is the curious state of capital punishment in America today. (uscatholic.org)
  • We supposedly live in a civilized society and yet certain states in America still believe in the most brutal and barbaric method of punishment, capital punishment. (writework.com)
  • Last year, during a forum at the University of Chicago, Antonin Scalia -- one of three Catholic justices on the U.S. Supreme Court -- criticized the Church's teachings on capital punishment, noting that support for the death penalty can be found in both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. (voanews.com)
  • Ratzinger said that despite the Church's general opposition to war and the death penalty, for instance, "it may still be permissible to take up arms to repel an aggressor or to have recourse to capital punishment. (breitbart.com)
  • If other religious traditions have questions about MRL's position based on their own church's teachings on capital punishment, then MRL will be happy to address them. (missourilife.org)
  • Second, a major difficulty for Robbie's assertion is that then-Cardinal Ratzinger, speaking as head of the CDF and the Church's chief doctrinal officer, explicitly denied that John Paul II had made any change to the Church's teaching on capital punishment at the level of doctrinal principle (as opposed to prudential application of principle). (blogspot.com)
  • Nonetheless, in coming days and weeks, we expect more forces opposing capital punishment to to decry the death penalty as a barbaric practice of state-sponsored killing and an inhumane form of retribution. (vindy.com)
  • European governments are adamantly opposed to capital punishment, and some Europeans consider the American use of this punishment to be barbaric. (becker-posner-blog.com)
  • This essay has attempted to show that capital punishment is barbaric and too severe. (writework.com)
  • How are we as an audience, manipulated into feeling that capital punishment, as a form of punishment is inappropriate? (markedbyteachers.com)
  • We as an audience are manipulated into feeling that capital punishment, as a form of punishment is inappropriate, as we are presented with a young, vulnerable boy who has been taken advantage of and is punished for a crime he did not commit. (markedbyteachers.com)
  • The fact that most countries have repealed the death penalty in their domestic constitutions shows a general reluctance towards the use of this primitive form of punishment. (fu-berlin.de)
  • Although over seventy percent of Americans support the death penalty, the majority of these supporters are unversed in the manner by which the United States government carries out this form of punishment. (divshare.com)
  • Nobody should leave this essay thinking, "If we do not ban capital punishment, then we will have 300,000 murderers. (blogspot.com)
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  • Behind all three rulings is a growing body of evidence that lethal injection is far from the humane alternative to electrocution or gassing that legislators around the country sought after the Supreme Court reinstated capital punishment in 1977. (thenation.com)
  • Lethal injection is currently the primary method of execution in all 29 states that allow capital punishment. (ncsl.org)
  • The Catechism goes on to stipulate that non-lethal punishment is preferable, and that in practice "the cases in which the execution of the offender is an absolute necessity 'are very rare, if not practically non-existent. (catholicculture.org)
  • To that end, Baxter has repeatedly expressed its longstanding opposition to the potential use of any of its products in lethal injection protocols for capital punishment, where such use is clearly outside of approved labeling and medical standards of care and directly conflicts with our corporate mission. (baxter.com)
  • Honken, 52, became the third convict to die by lethal injection in July, after the federal government ended a 17-year hiatus from capital punishment. (ncregister.com)
  • I will concentrate my comments on deterrence, which is really the crucial issue in the acrimonious debate over capital punishment. (becker-posner-blog.com)
  • Capital punishment is supposed to act as a deterrence, which means that it should be reducing the number of murders. (blogspot.com)
  • And because if it is in deterrence that we preserve and persevere with capital punishment, then we must show for all to see, the process of how we kill those who deserve to die. (miyagi.sg)
  • They have suggested that a referendum is needed to deal with the matter of capital punishment. (bahamasb2b.com)
  • Every human being believes in capital punishment loves killing, and the only reason they believe in capital punishment is because they get a kick out of it. (usf.edu)
  • I'm absolutely do not believe in capital punishment. (wordpress.com)
  • Do you believe in Capital Punishment? (wordpress.com)
  • Is it because we ignore the history of capital punishment in the nineteenth century, including its profound influence on American culture? (rutgers.edu)
  • In any case, if we do contextualize Billy Budd within the American history of capital punishment and its bizarre outcome in New York State during the years 1886 to 1891, the story transforms before our eyes. (rutgers.edu)
  • Participants on all sides of the debate seemed to agree on only one thing: that the most appalling moment in the history of capital punishment within modern civilization was the reign of George III in England. (rutgers.edu)
  • (1) Somehow, astonishingly enough, nobody seems to have noticed that central to the story is the subject of capital punishment and its history. (rutgers.edu)
  • Includes legislation modifying statutory procedures for capital cases including notice of intent to seek the death penalty, trial procedures, evidentiary requirements, including preservation requirements, counsel, appellate jurisdiction, execution warrants and clemency procedures. (ncsl.org)
  • Includes legislation modifying law to meet constitutional standards for excluding intellectually disabled individuals from capital punishment and for determining a defendant's intellectual disability. (ncsl.org)
  • Includes legislation that repeals capital punishment laws or reinstates capital punishment. (ncsl.org)
  • Includes ballot measures and legislative resolutions or legislation addressing capital punishment, including studies of capital punishment laws and practices. (ncsl.org)
  • Increasingly, capital punishment legislation being considered in state legislatures across the nation is focused on concerns over cost, viable methods of execution, intellectual disability, and lengthy trial and appellate procedures. (ncsl.org)
  • Until 2010 when it was formally prohibited by federal legislation it could still have been used as a punishment for treason during a time of war or the Ashes. (conservapedia.com)
  • Before a nation or state abolishes capital punishment, it would generally have already created a culture that makes capital punishment undesirable. (blogspot.com)
  • Thirty US states currently allow capital punishment but, in four of them, governors have issued moratoriums on the death penalty, the DPIC says. (theguardian.com)
  • A vocal champion of human rights, Haasan doesn't think capital punishment is the solution for violence against women. (rediff.com)
  • I think capital punishment is a good thing. (blogspot.com)
  • The execution of Michael Ross has been delayed several times over the last few weeks, as the courts heard multiple appeals from his family and from opponents of capital punishment. (voanews.com)
  • In 2016, juries meted out only 30 new death sentences - the lowest number since capital punishment's resurrection in 1972. (theappeal.org)
  • Capital punishment was one of the classical Five Punishments of China's dynastic period. (wikipedia.org)
  • During China's early dynasties, capital punishment and amputation were predominant among the five punishments. (wikipedia.org)
  • But China's approach to capital punishment does appear to be changing. (theatlantic.com)
  • As a legal process, capital punishment has been modified by several landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions. (oxfordre.com)
  • Four of the main arguments against capital punishment seem to be that it is uncivilized, that it is ineffective, that innocent people will die and that it kills off (literally) any chance of redemption or rehabilitation. (ibtimes.co.uk)
  • And innocent people have already died at the hands of capital punishment. (blackyouthproject.com)
  • But I wanted to be certain of this, considering that there is a wide array of Christian perspectives on the death penalty and capital punishment. (patheos.com)
  • Posner has a good discussion of the various issue related to capital punishment. (becker-posner-blog.com)
  • As Posner indicates, serious empirical research on capital punishment began with Isaac Ehrlich's pioneering paper. (becker-posner-blog.com)
  • For the last decade, the issue that has driven the death penalty debate-galvanizing the attention of courts and press alike-has been innocence: a capital representation system so criminally negligent that 123 wrongfully convicted death-row inmates have been released, and public confidence in death sentences eroded. (thenation.com)
  • Pennsylvania has hundreds of people on death row , though only three inmates have been executed since the reinstatement of capital punishment laws, and all three essentially "volunteered" by dropping their appeals. (conservapedia.com)
  • Are condemned inmates provided with adequate representation during capital trials? (justia.com)
  • Empirical research suggests that societies that do not have capital punishment have fewer murders. (blogspot.com)
  • On murders committed in rage, in the despair of strong affection (as when a starving child is murdered by its parent) or for gain, I believe the punishment of death to have no effect in the least. (edu.au)
  • On murders committed in deliberate revenge, or to remove a stumbling block in the murderer's path, or in an insatiate craving for notoriety, is there reason to suppose that the punishment of death has the direct effect of an incentive and an impulse? (edu.au)
  • When confronted with real cases involving real victims and murderers, and very specific instances of true evil, a certain segment of the opposing population (highly liberal areas included) discard their niceties regarding academic and perhaps purely philosophical questions on crime and punishment. (americanthinker.com)
  • The general existence of the death penalty by itself, without even linking it to mentally disordered offenders, constitutes one of the most controversial and highly disputed forms of punishment in today's society. (fu-berlin.de)
  • Even two lives saved per execution seem like a persuasive benefit-cost ratio for capital punishment. (becker-posner-blog.com)
  • While Capital Punishment has been one of the most feared things of our time, it is still being questioned if it is unconstitutional. (lawteacher.net)
  • Capital punishment is a legal penalty in the mainland of the People's Republic of China . (wikipedia.org)
  • While public dissent can be at times limited in China, the Washington Post story reported that "prominent Chinese academics" have been calling for the country to reduce or end its use of the death penalty for capital punishment. (theatlantic.com)
  • Father Rutler takes no final position on the death penalty, and neither shall I. Capital punishment is problematical at best in our time, when society has grown so hardened to the destruction of human life for reasons of convenience, and when an ever-expanding coalition of powerful interests looks upon sincere Christians as "enemies of the state. (catholicculture.org)
  • Today the Netherlands operates a clear policy against capital punishment, not participating in extradition if the suspect has a chance of receiving the death penalty. (wikipedia.org)
  • To curb the illegal drug menace, it is necessary to implement the death penalty," Sirisena said, adding that the suspension of capital punishment had led to an increase in crime and the spread of narcotics. (seattletimes.com)
  • However, overall numbers of death penalty support or the more nuanced ones reflecting the life without parole option (from whatever polling agencies), are misleading at best in attempting to gain the public's true and accurate views of capital punishment. (americanthinker.com)
  • Of the 145 cases studied by the Administration Office of the Courts it was shown that whites would have received the death penalty at a higher rate since they met the criteria for capital punishment more often. (lawteacher.net)
  • But isn't punishment just a temporary penalty for committing a crime? (writework.com)
  • But on a more practical level, any debate over the efficacy of the death penalty should also include a discussion of the enormous psychological toll capital punishment takes on jurors, Justices, Governors, and even executioners. (justia.com)
  • During jury selection, prospective jurors may be questioned about such things as their knowledge of the case from pretrial publicity, their racial attitudes, and whether their attitudes toward capital punishment would interfere with their ability to fairly consider the death penalty. (yale.edu)
  • Both John Paul II in Evangelium Vitae and the Catechism reject killing AS A PENALTY, i.e., as a punishment, i.e., for retributive reasons. (blogspot.com)
  • Joseph Bessette and I critique this and other aspects of the "new natural law" approach to capital punishment at length in our book By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed: A Catholic Defense of the Death Penalty , forthcoming from Ignatius Press. (blogspot.com)
  • Third, the thesis that Robbie (wrongly) attributes to John Paul II - that the execution of a criminal cannot be regarded any longer as a matter of penalty, punishment, or retributive justice, but instead only as a kind of defense - is extremely morally problematic. (blogspot.com)
  • In an interview, Frank Baumgartner, who recently co-authored a book analyzing capital punishment statistics, acknowledges district attorneys' death penalty choices as the "key driver in the system. (theappeal.org)
  • Is Capital Punishment Biblical? (crosswalk.com)
  • At a minimum what that means to me is that while the secular state may well 'not bear the sword in vain' and may even have a Biblical right to do so, Christians themselves who wish to follow the ethic and example of Jesus must abandon that right, and have nothing to do with capital punishment. (patheos.com)
  • I fully agree with their position, though I would cite biblical and theological reasons to reject capital punishment (see here ). (blogspot.com)
  • In the American colonies, Christians passed capital laws based on biblical injunctions. (badnewsaboutchristianity.com)
  • Of the main developed countries, only the United States , Belarus and Japan use formalized capital punishment, though many developed countries give law enforcement greater authority to kill than allowed by the United States . (conservapedia.com)
  • The only impediment to the enforcement of laws relating to capital punishment is the Privy Council and they all know this. (bahamasb2b.com)
  • Like the general guarantees of due process and equal protection, it has been applied to every aspect of that process, ranging from the definition of criminal norms and the consequences of their violation (the subject of substantive criminal law), to the imposition of punishment (criminal procedure), and to its eventual infliction (prison or correction law). (encyclopedia.com)
  • So Tuscany was the first modern European state in the world to do away with torture and capital punishment. (wikipedia.org)
  • The National Conference of State Legislatures tracks significant capital punishment enactments in the states. (ncsl.org)
  • Yet during the very years that Melville was composing the story--1886 to 1891--national and international attention was focused on the climax of a century-long battle over capital punishment unfolding in the very place where Melville was living--New York State. (rutgers.edu)
  • Is capital punishment essentially a manifestation of the power of the state? (rutgers.edu)
  • She testified about her work with the ABA from 2001 to June 2008 encouraging bar associations to press for moratoriums in their jurisdictions and encouraging state government leaders to establish moratoriums and undertake detailed examinations of capital punishment laws and processes. (mdcase.org)
  • What's notable about this is that he was the 20th death row inmate to commit suicide since California reinstated capital punishment in 1978. (baltimoresun.com)
  • Meanwhile, California prosecutors, in particular L.A. County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley , should stop pursuing capital cases until the voters have had their say. (baltimoresun.com)
  • Public support for capital punishment has been plummeting in recent years, and for reasons of cost, morality and effectiveness, voters may finally be willing to pursue a better course. (baltimoresun.com)
  • So certainly when they're going to church, they are hearing the message of the bishops in support of life and against capital punishment. (voanews.com)
  • A recent Washington Post poll found that 60% of Maryland citizens support capital punishment with 32% opposed. (americanthinker.com)
  • How can 73% of the people of Connecticut support lethally injecting the two killers when only 61-63% of people in the same jurisdiction favor capital punishment? (americanthinker.com)
  • And while a majority of Americans still support capital punishment, according to Gallup surveys, that 60 percent is the lowest number since 1972. (uscatholic.org)
  • The private room complements existing measures that the Singapore Prison Service has put in place to support family members of prisoners awaiting capital punishment, it said. (channelnewsasia.com)
  • Support for capital punishment provided a rare example of ecumenical concord. (badnewsaboutchristianity.com)
  • Professor Mikulish notes that, during the recent U.S. presidential campaign, some the nation's bishops criticized Senator John Kerry's stance on the issue of abortion, but failed to challenge President Bush's record on capital punishment. (voanews.com)
  • Last night marked another horrific chapter in our nation's practice of capital punishment. (commonwealmagazine.org)
  • The main part of this theoretical overview of the subject of legal punishment concentrates on these issues of justification. (encyclopedia.com)
  • According to the principles of retributive justice, punishment is supposed to be more or less in proportion to the magnitude of a crime. (motherjones.com)
  • That discussion is preceded by an analysis of the concept of punishment and is followed by a brief account of how theories for justifying punishment can relate to decisions about the substantive criminal law and criminal procedures. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Legal challenges across this new capital punishment landscape are flooding courts, further complicating efforts by states that want to keep putting people to death. (uscatholic.org)
  • It is also a view that people must take because the people on death row did not get there on their own, their families and communities share the responsibility of making those people who consider committing the brutal acts they committed, so why should they be the individuals to take the punishment. (lawteacher.net)
  • capital punishment is wrong and that people who commit the crime do not deserve to die. (writework.com)
  • People, but not faulty television sets, are fit subjects of punishment. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Punishment involves designedly harmful consequences that most people would wish to avoid. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Another issue I have with people who are for capital punishment is if you were given the choice to pull the lever, inject the needle, let the gas in the chamber, etc. could you? (wordpress.com)
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  • There was wide variability in the number of types of capital offences over time. (wikipedia.org)
  • Under the Punishments of Lu ( Lu Xing ), written sometime in the Warring States period (475-221 BCE), there were 200 capital offences. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the Middle Ages capital punishment was inflicted for religious offences. (badnewsaboutchristianity.com)
  • This detailed and sympathetic-to-Wall telling speculates that the remarkably severe punishment Wall received might have been a statement by brand-new regimental commander Alexander Johnston - he was a famous Hampshire cricketer before the war - to assert his authority, given that this, his very first operation in charge, had been such a bloody disaster. (executedtoday.com)
  • Over this decade, the global trend against capital punishment has become increasingly strong, with almost three out of four countries now having either abolished it or stopped practicing it. (un.org)
  • Punishment is a practice that is performed by, and directed at, agents who are responsible in some sense. (encyclopedia.com)