Death Penalty

March 10, 2015
The United States Supreme Court yesterday decided to review whether Florida's death sentencing scheme is unconstitutional.
March 2, 2015
The State of Georgia plans to execute Kelly Gissendaner tonight. If the execution happens, it will be the first execution of a woman in Georgia...
March 1, 2015
Next week Serena Williams will return to the Indian Wells Pro Tennis Tournament where, over a decade ago, she was subjected to racial slurs. Now...
February 20, 2015
The nation's top prosecutor told reporters he believes all executions should stop in the United States until questions about new lethal injection...
February 16, 2015
On Friday, Governor Tom Wolf announced a moratorium on all executions in Pennsylvania, calling the death penalty "ineffective, unjust, and expensive...
February 10, 2015
The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) today released Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror, which documents EJI’s multi-year...
January 20, 2015
Seeking the death penalty costs on average $1 million more per case, according to a new report on the costs of capital punishment in Washington.
January 16, 2015
The North Miami Beach police department was caught last month using pictures of African Americans for sniper practice at a firing range.
January 5, 2015
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley announced last week that he will commute the death sentences of the four men who remain on death row nearly two...
January 2, 2015
In the face of growing evidence about the unreliability of the death penalty, fewer executions took place in 2014 than in any year since 1994 and...
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