death penalty

How to Respond to the Evils of Our Age

The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state. It must be the guide and the critic of the state, and never its tool. If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club […]
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Trump Caps off Law and Order Legacy With Record Executions, No Mercy for Whistleblowers

Missing from Trump's flurry of last-minute pardons were Snowden, Assange, or Reality Winner. Instead, the president will leave office with a record number of executions under his belt and a slew of pardons for political allies.
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Inside Trump’s outgoing federal execution spree

President Trump is overseeing a barbaric federal killing spree on his way out of his office, executing more prisoners in 2020 than all states combined. Reporter George Hale of NPR takes us inside the death chamber. President Trump is leaving office by overseeing a record level of federal executions, with 10 prisoners killed in 2020 and three more slated for this month. George Hale, who has covered the executions for NPR, discusses Trump’s last-minute killing spree and witnessing the barbaric […]

Is There Nothing That Can’t Be Blamed On Racism?

On November 19, convicted murderer Orlando Hall was executed by the Federal Government at Terre Haute, Indiana. His was a federal execution because the crime crossed state lines. As usual, the method used was lethal injection. Although there was a nearly six hour delay due to last minute appeals, they were ultimately unsuccessful. These appeals […]

Assange’s Tenth Day at the Old Bailey: Bolting Horses, Death Penalties and Plots of Eviction

September 21.  Central Criminal Court, London.
Today was one of reiteration and expansion.  Computer scientist Christian Grothoff of the Bern University of Applied Sciences supplied the relevant chronology on what led to the publication of unredacted US State Department cables, the subject of such concern for the prosecution.  This proved a mild taster of what was to come: the alleged deal brokered by Richard Grenell, when US ambassador to Germany, with the Ecuadorean government for the arrest and eviction of Julian Assange from the London embassy in April 2019.

One Monster Is Sentenced To Death, Another To Life

Capital punishment is a subject for which both proponents and opponents argue mostly with their stomachs rather than with their heads. On the pro side there is the eye for an eye, life for a life brigade, while on the other side there are those who argue it is inhumane, the state has no right to commit murder (except abortion), and what if we execute the wrong person? There are though cases in which an accused is convicted of truly abominable crimes on absolutely overwhelming evidence for which execution is surely warranted.

Should the death penalty be restored?

Submitted by George Callaghan…
The United Kingdom last used capital punishment in 1964 abolished capital punishment in 1970. In 1998 the United Kingdom passed the Human Rights Act incorporating the European Convention on Human Rights into domestic law. This forbade the UK from reintroducing the death penalty unless there is a crisis so perilous that it jeopardises the life of the nation.