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  • Highlights of the Anti Death Penalty Rally in Arkansas with Damien Echols & Johnny Depp

    04/21/2017 10:15:29 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 12 replies
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    A coalition of several groups opposed to the death penalty protested against 7 executions scheduled in the State of Arkansas. The rally was held at the Arkansas State Capitol on Friday April 14th. The 2 main guest speakers were West Memphis 3 suspect Damien Nichols and Movie Star Johnny Depp. Due to multiple lawsuits regarding the Death Penalty, executions by the state have been restricted to lethal injection and only with certain government approved drugs. Opponents of the death penalty claim that 1 and 10 criminals executed are innocent. Many activists also advocate for therapy of those on death row....
  • With Gorsuch’s Vote, Supreme Court Allows Arkansas to Execute Ledell Lee

    04/21/2017 8:09:51 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 59 replies
    Slate ^ | April 21, 2017 | Mark Joseph Stern
    On Thursday night, Arkansas executed Ledell Lee—the state’s first execution in 12 years. Lee is one of eight men whom Arkansas originally planned to kill over 11 days before one drug in the three-drug lethal injection cocktail expires. Four of these men have received stays of execution, but Lee’s final plea to the U.S. Supreme Court was rejected by a 5–4 vote. Justice Neil Gorsuch cast the deciding vote allowing Lee to die. It was his first vote cast as a justice of the court.
  • Arkansas executes death row inmate Ledell Lee

    04/21/2017 7:54:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    cnn ^ | April 21, 2017 | Dakin Andone and Faith Karimi, CNN
    (CNN)Arkansas executed convicted murderer Ledell Lee, the state's first inmate put to death in more than a decade. Lee, 51, was administered the lethal injection at 11:44 p.m. local time on Thursday (12:44 a.m. ET). He was pronounced dead 12 minutes later.
  • Death Row Inmate Lee's Execution ON HOLD (1 of 8 AR death in APR)

    04/20/2017 6:17:28 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 16 replies
    Fox 16 news ^ | 20 APR 17 | dcbryan1
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The latest ruling from the 8th Circuit Court has postponed Lee's execution -- originally scheduled for 7 p.m. -- to 8:15 p.m. There are no other legal barriers at this time hindering his execution from moving forward. Thursday afternoon, the Arkansas Supreme Court denied Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's request for reconsideration on the stay that was granted for Stacey Johnson. Johnson's stay will not be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, meaning his scheduled execution will not happen.
  • Chinese pet food company to bring 70 jobs to Arkansas

    04/20/2017 6:06:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    KTHV-TV ^ | April 18, 2017 | Staff and The Associated Press
    DANVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A Chinese company that makes food for pets has announced plans to open in Arkansas and bring 70 jobs to the state. The Arkansas Economic Development Commission announced Monday that Pet Won Pet Products will locate in Danville in a plant formerly occupied by Petit Jean Poultry....
  • The World Watches

    04/19/2017 8:47:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2017 | Paul Greenberg
    It is a plea for mercy -- not out of the Arkansas statutes but from an older and more venerable legal code: Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do. But it's a plea that cannot be made today on behalf of the people of this sovereign state. For we still have the death penalty, still tell pollsters we like it and insist that our politicians bow to it before sending them to Little Rock. We know exactly what we do. And the whole world is watching. Vengeance is mine, sayeth the almighty State of Arkansas -- because...
  • Two Arkansas inmates set to die Thursday in double execution both claim they are innocent

    04/19/2017 8:14:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 19, 2017 | Associated Press and Jordan Gass-Poore for Dailymail.com
    Lawyers for Arkansas inmates condemned to die Thursday in a planned double execution are claiming they are innocent and one of them says advanced DNA techniques could show he didn't kill a woman in 1993. Their strategy to win stays of execution is in marked contrast to the first two inmates who faced the death chamber in Arkansas and were spared Monday by arguing they should not be put to death because of mental health issues. Arkansas officials are vowing to press ahead with the Thursday executions despite the setback to plans to resume capital punishment after a 12-year hiatus.
  • Arkansas Supreme Court blocks planned executions, prompting state challenge

    04/17/2017 8:50:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    washington post ^ | April 17, 2017 | Mark Berman
    On the eve of what Arkansas officials hoped would be the state’s first executions in more than a decade, they faced off with death-row inmates in multiple legal battles over whether some or any of the lethal injections would take place as scheduled. At the heart of the fight is an unprecedented flurry of executions that have pushed Arkansas to the forefront of the American death penalty at a time when states are increasingly retreating from the practice. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) scheduled eight lethal injections to take place over an 11-day window, a pace unmatched in the modern...
  • Was Easter Borrowed from a Pagan Holiday? [ History contradicts this popular notion.]

    04/16/2017 12:38:42 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 83 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | Easter 2009 | Anthony McRoy
    Was “ Easter” actually borrowed or rather usurped from a pagan celebration? The argument largely rests on the supposed pagan names for the celebration in English and German (“Easter”, “Ostern”). Note, however, that in most other European languages, the celebration’s name is derived from Pascha (Greek), from Pesach, (Hebrew), Passover. Easter is the Christian Passover. [large snips here and throughout] The usual argument for the pagan origins of Easter is based on Venerable Bede (673-735), an English monk who wrote: “ … Eosturmonath has a name which is now translated "Paschal month" and which was once called after a goddess...
  • Trump travel ban defended by 15-state coalition led by Texas AG

    04/11/2017 8:16:32 PM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    FOX ^ | 10 April 2017 | Brooke Singman
    The Texas attorney general led a 15-state coalition Monday defending President Trump’s revised immigration order, amid lawsuits opposing the plan to halt immigration from six countries. In a friend-of-the-court amicus brief to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, 13 other state attorneys general and Republican Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, laid out constitutional and federal statutory provisions defending Trump’s authority. The attorneys general also defended Trump’s “lawful actions” to revise the executive order, which was blocked last month by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit. “The president’s revised immigration order is constitutional, lawful, addresses the 9th Circuit’s concerns and...
  • Arkansas Declares Pornography a 'Public Health Crisis' That Harms 'Our Country'

    04/11/2017 9:12:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 86 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 10, 2017 | 4:49 PM EDT | Michael W. Chapman
    The Arkansas General Assembly has declared that “pornography has created a public health crisis,” leading to a broad “spectrum” of public health “impacts and societal harms.” The Assembly also stated that pornography can increase “the demand for prostitution and the sex trafficking and slavery of children and young adults, primarily girls.” The Resolution, HR 1042, is an official recognition by the Arkansas government. It is not a law. It reflects the official view of the legislature and a copy of the Resolution is sent to the director of the Department of Health in Arkansas. Similar resolutuions have passed in South...
  • Bloody Arkansas

    03/31/2017 12:03:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2017 | Paul Greenberg
    It's easy enough to be in favor of the death penalty for abstract reasons. There's revenge, for one, which goes under the alias of justice. There's obedience to the letter of the law rather than its spirit. There are at least as many reasons to favor the death penalty in legalistic debate as there are prisoners waiting to be lined up and killed, all of whom have names, families, friends and a grave waiting to receive their lifeless bodies once they're put to death: --Don Davis and Bruce Earl Ward, whose executions have been set for April 17. --Ledelle Lee...
  • 13 states join brief in support of Trump’s temporary travel ban

    03/27/2017 9:20:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2017 | John Sexton
    Representatives from 13 states including 12 state attorneys general and one governor filed a motion in support of President Trump’s temporary travel ban. From the Dallas Morning News: Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday led a coalition of 13 states in filing a brief with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals defending President Donald Trump’s revised immigration order.In the brief, Paxton and representatives from 12 other states argue that the Trump administration’s new order is legal and falls under the president’s power over foreign affairs and national security. Those joining the brief included Paxton plus AG’s in the...
  • Ghetto Queen Gets Welfare From 3 States Admits to $262,691 in Food Stamp Fraud

    03/21/2017 6:32:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    The Doctor Of Common Sense ^ | march 21, 2017 | ET Williams
    Ghetto Queen Gets Welfare From 3 States Admits to $262,691 in Food Stamp Fraud
  • Arkansas Rushes to Execute 8 Men in the Space of 10 Days

    03/04/2017 2:31:58 PM PST · by simpson96 · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | 3/3/2017 | Matthew Haag and Richard Fausset
    The state of Arkansas plans to put to death eight inmates over a span of 10 days next month, a pace of executions unequaled in recent American history and brought about by a looming expiration date for a drug used by the state for lethal injections. The eight men facing execution — four black and four white — are among 34 death row inmates in Arkansas, where capital punishment has been suspended since 2005 over legal challenges and difficulty in acquiring the drugs for lethal injections. All eight men were convicted of murders that occurred between 1989 and 1999, and...
  • Arkansas plans execution spree with eight criminals set to be put to be death within.....

    03/03/2017 1:38:27 PM PST · by Morgana · 29 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 3, 2017 | Associated Press and Chris Summers For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Arkansas plans execution spree with eight criminals set to be put to be death within ten days next month Arkansas is set to go on a killing spree in April after the state's Supreme Court cleared the way for eight Death Row inmates to be executed in the space of 10 days. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said: 'It is past time for the victims' families to see justice for the horrible murders of their loved ones.' Arkansas has not executed an inmate since 2005 due to legal challenges and difficulties obtaining execution drugs. But in 2015 Arkansans elected...
  • Arkansas lawmaker wants to strip Clintons' name from airport

    02/24/2017 5:08:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 24, 2017 | Steve Barnes
    The largest and busiest airport in Arkansas would no longer be named after the only president and first lady from the state if a bill introduced in the legislature on Thursday succeeds. The legislation would prohibit public buildings or civil works from being named for anyone living or who served in public office in the 10 years prior to the structure’s completion. [Snip] "You have a president who was impeached for having an affair with an intern in the Oval Office and then disbarred," said state Sen. Jason Rapert, the bill’s author and one of the Arkansas legislature’s most outspoken...
  • AR authorities ID slain clerk; 12-year-old accused of murder

    02/03/2017 5:32:26 PM PST · by Morgana · 33 replies
    ksla ^ | Feb 3, 2017 | ksla staff
    FOUKE, AR (KSLA) - A 12-year-old student is accused of slaying a clerk and robbing a convenience store in Fouke, Ark. A newspaper carrier found 21-year-old Christa Shockley unresponsive on the floor of EZ Mart on south U.S. Highway 71 just after 2 a.m. Feb. 2, the Miller County, Ark., sheriff's office reports. Authorities briefed Fouke School District officials about their investigation about 7 a.m. "At that time, no suspects had been identified," sheriff's Chief Deputy Michael McQuerrey said. "However it appeared the victim had been specifically targeted." Investigators later recovered the pistol believed to have been used in the...
  • Satanic Statue May Be Erected at Arkansas Capitol

    01/24/2017 10:36:08 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 22 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 23, 2017 | Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.
    Last-ditch petition circulates prior to Wednesday's final meeting. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ChurchMilitant.com) - An Arkansas state commission will hold a final meeting this week to determine if the Satanic Temple (ST) can erect its satanic image on the capitol grounds. A subcommittee of the Arkansas State Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission will meet Wednesday, January 25, to finalize its decision on the matter. John Horvat, vice president of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP), is circulating a petition with which to inform the subcommittee of the "growing opposition to this Satan statue by God-fearing Americans." "The Arkansas state capitol allowed the...
  • Sig Sauer expands to Arkansas, cites power costs for out-of-state move...

    12/24/2016 1:41:34 PM PST · by 556x45 · 28 replies
    WMUR website ^ | 12/23/2016 | Josh McElveen
    One of New Hampshire’s most successful companies is expanding out of state. Gun maker Sig Sauer, which employs more than 1,400 people in the Granite State, is expanding to Arkansas,...