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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.
  • Human Rights Watch blasts Hamas executions

    04/06/2017 10:33:29 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Human Rights Watch on Thursday condemned Hamas, after the terrorist group executed three men in Gaza who were accused of “collaborating” with Israel. In a statement quoted by AFP, the organization urged Hamas to stop the "barbaric" practice. The executions were carried out after Hamas vowed revenge for the killing last month of one of its top terrorists, Mazen Faqha, which it blamed on the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad and its Palestinian "collaborators". The men who were hanged on Thursday were not implicated in the killing of Faqha but were accused of past acts of "treason and collaborating," a Hamas...
  • Homeowner's son shoots, kills three (former) burglars

    03/27/2017 5:35:45 PM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 135 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 3/27/17 | ukn
    Three would-be robbers were shot and killed Monday when an Oklahoma homeowner's son opened fire on them with an AR-15, authorities said. Wagoner County sheriff's deputies were called to the home in Broken Arrow, southeast of Tulsa at around 12:30 p.m. local time. When they arrived, they found the three dead suspects and two uninjured residents.
  • 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...
  • Mississippi considers firing squad as method of execution

    02/10/2017 12:27:23 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 9, 2017 | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers are advancing a proposal to add firing squad, electrocution and gas chamber as execution methods in case a court blocks the use of lethal injection drugs. House Bill 638 is a response to lawsuits filed by "liberal, left-wing radicals," said House Judiciary B Committee Chairman Andy Gipson, a Republican. The bill passed the House amid opposition Wednesday, and it moves to the Senate for more debate. Lethal injection is Mississippi's only execution method. The state faces lawsuits claiming the drugs it plans to use would violate constitutional prohibitions against cruel and unusual punishment. Mississippi...
  • Kuwait Hangs 7 Prisoners, Including Royal, in Mass Execution

    01/25/2017 10:51:10 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 25, 2017, 7:53 AM ET | By hussain al-qatari
    Kuwait hanged seven prisoners in a mass execution on Wednesday, including a royal family member and a woman convicted of killing 58 women and children when she set fire to a wedding tent — the first death sentences carried out in several years in the oil-rich emirate. Those executed included a Bangladeshi, a Filipina, an Ethiopian, two Kuwaitis and two Egyptians, according to a statement carried on the state-run KUNA news agency. KUNA said that all had been convicted of murder except the Bangladeshi man, who was convicted of rape, kidnapping and theft. Kuwait's ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al...
  • Ricky Gray executed by lethal injection for Harvey family killings (VA takes out the trash)

    01/19/2017 6:20:23 AM PST · by ScottinVA · 42 replies
    WTVR, Richmond, VA ^ | 19 January 2017 | Vernon Freeman Jr., Web Staff and Jon Burkett,
    GREENSVILLE COUNTY, Va. -- Ricky Javon Gray was put to death by lethal ejection at 9.42 p.m. Wednesday at the Greensville Correctional Center in Greensville County. Gray’s last appeal was denied hours before his execution when the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Gray's request for a stay of execution. When officials asked Gray if he had any final words, he replied “nope,” according to CBS 6 reporter Jon Burkett, who observed the execution in the death chamber. Burkett reports Gray declined his final meal before the execution. Gray and his nephew Ray Dandridge shocked the Richmond community in January 2006 --...
  • 340 N.Koreans Executed Since Kim Jong-un Came to Power

    12/31/2016 9:22:04 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | December 30, 2016
    340 N.Koreans Executed Since Kim Jong-un Came to Power December 30, 2016 08:22 North Korea has executed or purged 340 people over the past five years in leader Kim Jong-un's struggle to consolidate his rule. The Institute for National Security Strategy, a think tank run by South Korea's National Intelligence Service, said Thursday executions of officials have steadily increased since 2012, with some 140 high-ranking officials purged or executed this year alone. Public executions of ordinary people are also becoming more common. The institute said more than 60 cases were recorded as of August this year, double the annual...
  • Death row inmate's lawyers say they'd prefer firing squad over lethal injection

    12/15/2016 1:08:39 PM PST · by Bubba_Leroy · 93 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | December 15, 2016 | AP
    A Virginia inmate asked a federal court Wednesday to block the state's plans to execute him next month with lethal injection drugs from a secret compounding pharmacy, suggesting even a firing squad would be more humane. Attorneys for Ricky Gray said in a federal complaint that there is a serious risk that Virginia will "chemically torture" the man to death when it uses compounded drugs for his execution scheduled for Jan. 18. Although firing squads aren't permitted under Virginia law, his attorneys argue even that method would be a more humane alternative. "It is both more humane, quicker, more effective,...
  • Alabama inmate coughs, heaves 13 minutes into execution

    12/09/2016 2:46:35 AM PST · by SMGFan · 52 replies
    MSN AP ^ | December 9, 2016
    — A man who killed an Alabama convenience store clerk more than two decades ago was put to death Thursday night, an execution that required two consciousness tests as the inmate heaved and coughed 13 minutes into the lethal injection. Ronald Bert Smith Jr., 45, was pronounced dead at 11:05 p.m., about 30 minutes after the procedure began at the state prison in southwest Alabama. Smith was convicted of capital murder in the Nov. 8, 1994, fatal shooting of Huntsville store clerk Casey Wilson. A jury voted 7-5 to recommend a sentence of life imprisonment, but a judge overrode that...
  • Should Execution of Iranian Nuclear Scientist Disqualify Clinton to be Our Next President?

    08/09/2016 1:26:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2016 | Fres Fleitz
    Yesterday on Fox News Sunday, Senator Tom Cotton made an extraordinary revelation: Hillary Clinton’s staff discussed an Iranian nuclear scientist who was recently executed in emails found on Clinton’s private email server. The nuclear scientist, Shahram Amiri, was an expert in radioactive isotopes at Tehran’s Malek Ashtar University and reportedly gave information to the United States on Iran’s nuclear program.  According to Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje’I, a former Iranian intelligence chief, “This person had obtained top secret information and established contacts with our number one sworn enemy, America, and passed on our country’s most crucial intelligence to the enemy.” According to the Washington Post, “Amiri...
  • Iran Justice Minister Calls for Fewer Executions, Revision of Death Penalty Laws

    10/30/2016 3:58:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Arab News ^ | Monday 31 October 2016
    Iran’s justice minister has said the country should execute fewer people and revise its death penalty laws, local media reported Sunday. “These last years, the quantity of executions has not been effective. As a result, there must be a revision of the death penalty law,” said Mostafa Pourmohammadi, according to the Tasnim news agency. “The judiciary as a whole shares this opinion,” he said. Pourmohammadi called for “alternative penalties,” but said it was not possible to abolish capital punishment entirely because “there are corrupt people in the country for whom there is no alternative but execution.”
  • ISIS 'celebrate Eid’ by hanging 'US spies' from meat hooks and butcher them 'like sheep' [tr]

    09/13/2016 8:21:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 13, 2016 | Julian Robinson
    ISIS has marked Eid by hanging prisoners upside down from meat hooks and 'butchering them like sheep' in a gruesome new execution video. In one sickening scene, men accused of being US spies are filmed having their throats cut in a slaughter house in Deir ez-Zor, north-eastern Syria. The video, named 'The Making of Illusion' was released on the first day of the Muslim holy time of Eid al-Adha and, bizarrely, features short clips showing actors Simon Pegg and Tom Cruise in the 2015 movie Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.
  • N.Korea reportedly executes vice premier

    08/31/2016 8:05:21 AM PDT · by chajin · 15 replies
    NHK (Japan) ^ | August 31, 2016 | NHK World
    South Korea's Unification Ministry says North Korea appears to have executed a vice premier. Ministry spokesperson Jeong Joon-hee said on Wednesday that vice premier Kim Yong Jin, who was in charge of education, allegedly disobeyed the ruling Korean Workers' Party. Other South Korean officials said Kim was investigated for laziness during a session of the Supreme People's Assembly in June. They believe he was killed by firing squad in mid-July. The spokesperson also said another senior North Korean official, Kim Yong Chol, has been subjected to "re-education." He is the head of the party's United Front Department handling inter-Korean relations....
  • ISIS Tosses Four More Gay Men from Top of Mosul Building (kids brought out to watch)

    08/24/2016 2:10:34 PM PDT · by drewh · 68 replies
    Iraqi News/Religion of Peace ^ | Aug 24th, 2016 9:14 | Jim Hoft Aug 24th
    ISIS hurled several gay men from the op of Mosul’s tallest building recently. Of course, the kids were brought out to witness the gory execution. via Religion of Peace: Four men were thrown to their deaths after being found guilty of homosexuality and sodomy in the Nineveh province in Iraq. Two of the men were allegedly part of the ISIS organisation. The men were thrown from the top floor of a former insurance company’s offices in Mosul. The location is apparently used often for such executions. A local source told IraqiNews.com that “ISIS members executed four people, including two of...
  • Texas appeals court halts execution of man who did not kill anyone

    08/19/2016 8:06:12 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 19, 2016 | Jon Herskovitz
    The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday halted an execution planned for next week of a man convicted as an accomplice to a murder he did not commit in a case that raised questions about how the state applies the death penalty. Jeffery Wood, 43, was scheduled to be executed on Aug. 24 by lethal injection. He was convicted of taking part in a 1996 convenience store robbery during which clerk Kriss Keeran was fatally shot. In its decision, the appeals court asked a lower court to review his sentence and claims from Wood's lawyer that it was obtained...
  • In Texas, a man who didn’t kill anybody is about to be executed for murder

    08/12/2016 9:55:23 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 121 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 12 2016 | Kristine Guerra
    Terri Been’s voice shook as she read a long text message from her niece. “I had a nightmare about my dad last night,” Paige Rowan told her aunt in the text. Rowan described a dream in which she watched helplessly as the execution needle pierced her father’s skin. She woke up screaming, panicking and feeling hopeless, she told Been.
  • (LEAD) N.K. publicly executes some 60 people this year: source [N. Korea]

    08/11/2016 10:37:22 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Yonhap news ^ | 2016/08/12
    (LEAD) N.K. publicly executes some 60 people this year: source 2016/08/12 12:20 (ATTN: ADDS more info, backgrounds from para 7) SEOUL, Aug. 12 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has publicly executed some 60 people so far this year as the reclusive country's leader Kim Jong-un strengthens his reign of terror, a source said Friday. The move comes as more ordinary North Koreans are expressing dissatisfaction as Pyongyang has been forcing people to work longer hours and pay money to the regime in the face of economic hardships stemming from international sanctions, according to an insider familiar with the matter. "As of...