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  • Remembering Mary Surratt; Marylander and Southerner

    07/07/2016 7:48:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 56 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Calvin Johnson
    The home to the Surratts would be named Surrattsville and today is Clinton The first woman to be executed in America took place on July 7, 1865. Her name was Mary Surratt. President Jefferson Davis said; “I love the Union and the Constitution, but I would rather leave the Union with the Constitution than remain in the Union without it.” America had not yet celebrated her 85th birthday when the South seceded from the Union in the year of our Lord 1861. Secession was recognized as a God given right that was also exercised by the 13 American Colonies in...
  • Hillary Clinton Won’t Say Whether She Backs Death Penalty For Dylann Roof

    05/31/2016 3:59:04 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | May 31, 2016
    For nearly a week now, Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has refused to answer a simple yes or no question: whether she favors the Department of Justice’s decision to seek the death penalty for Dylann Roof, who is accused of killing nine people last year at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Pfizer’s Lethal Injection Drug Ban Raises Fears of Alternative Execution Methods in US

    05/15/2016 12:40:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Saturday 14 May 2016 | Jamie Doward
    Human rights campaigners warn action is needed to stop use of unlicensed drugs or other legally unsatisfactory methodsHuman rights groups have welcomed news that pharmaceutical firm Pfizer is to block the sale of its drugs in the US to perform executions, but warned that legally dubious alternatives could take their place. All companies licensed by the US government to manufacture drugs for state executions have now blocked their use in lethal injections. Pfizer’s withdrawal follows a campaign targeting pharmaceutical companies and their shareholders. The company said: “Pfizer makes its products to enhance and save the lives of the patients we...
  • Blogger Gary Welsh Dies In Apparent Suicide

    05/08/2016 2:04:50 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 308 replies
    IBJ ^ | May 1, 2016 | Indiana Business Journal
    The Indiana blogger, Gary Walsh, was found dead by apparent gunshot to the head in a stairwell outside his office in Indianapolis. Next to his body was a gun. Gary Walsh exposed a great many corrupt politicians in Indiana, who were shredding official documents. Too, he exposed the photo of Raphael Cruz, Sr., handing out leaflets while accompanying Lee Harvey Oswald in New Orleans, from 1963.
  • Women More Resistant to Beheading: Executioner

    04/30/2016 9:57:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, May 01, 2016
    Most of those going to execution appear to be in tranceThe executioner denied reports that those sentenced to death are drugged just before their execution. (Supplied) Convicted women sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia have been more resistant to beheading than men, prompting authorities to change the execution method to shooting, a well-known Saudi executioner has said. Abu Bandar Al Bishi, a massive man who has beheaded scores of convicted criminals in public places in the Gulf Kingdom, said most of those brought to the execution area appear to be in “trance” ahead of their death. Quoted by the Saudi...
  • AG: More than 30 interviewed, no arrests in Pike County shootings

    04/22/2016 8:11:51 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 29 replies
    http://www.wlwt.com ^ | UPDATED 10:15 PM EDT Apr 22, 2016 | WLWT Digital Staff
    Attorney General Mike DeWine said in a 9 p.m. news conference that he would not say there is a "person of interest." He did say many of those who were interviewed were in Chillicothe. Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader said they believe the killer or killers are still on the loose and should be considered armed and dangerous. All victims were shot in their heads. Seven victims are adults, and one victim was a 16-year-old male, DeWine said in a Friday afternoon news conference. DeWine said that the victims were shot "execution-style." All the victims are believed to be members...
  • VIDEO UNEARTHED=> Pastor Calls for Execution of Gays – Then Introduces Ted Cruz at Conference

    03/14/2016 6:06:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 107 replies
    GP ^ | 03/14/16 | Jim Hoft
    In November Senator Ted Cruz appeared at the National Religious Liberties Conference in Iowa, where he courted the support of the conference’s organizer, Colorado-based pastor and radio host Kevin Swanson.Cruz was introduced on the stage by Pastor Kevin Swanson – after he called for the execution of gays at the conference. Kevin Swanson: Yes, Romans Chapter 1 verse 32 the Apostle Paul does says that homosexuals are worthy of death. His words not mine! And I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! And I am not ashamed of the truth of the word of God. And I...
  • Bill to make electric chair backup in Virginia moves forward

    03/02/2016 9:33:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 2, 2016 3:53 PM EST
    A bill that would force condemned inmates to die by the electric chair if the state can't find lethal injection drugs is one step closer to final approval in Virginia. [...] The bill sailed through the GOP-dominated House last month. A spokesman for Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, has declined to say whether he would support the bill. ...
  • North Korea reportedly executed its army chief of staff

    02/10/2016 8:15:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    SEOUL -- North Korea has executed its army chief of staff, Ri Yong Gil, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday, which, if true, would be the latest in a series of executions, purges, and disappearances under the country's young leader. The news comes amid heightened tension surrounding the isolated North Korea after its Sunday launch of a long-range rocket, about a month after it drew international condemnation for conducting its fourth nuclear test. A source familiar with North Korean affairs also told Reuters that Ri had been executed. The source declined to be identified, given the sensitivity of...
  • Delaware House Rejects Legislation to Abolish Death Penalty

    Proponents of a defeated measure to abolish Delaware's death penalty say they will continue fighting until capital punishment is outlawed. The legislation failed Thursday evening in the state House, getting only 16 of the 21 votes needed for passage. Twenty-three lawmakers voted against the bill, which cleared the Senate last year by a single vote. Supporters said they would try to resurrect the measure after a five-week break for budget committee meetings.
  • GUT WRENCHING: Eye Witness in Detailed Interview #OregonStandoff Protestor Finicum Executed by FBI

    01/27/2016 8:04:02 AM PST · by xzins · 260 replies
    Liberty News ^ | January 27, 2016 | Admin
    Full Title: GUT WRENCHING: Eye Witness Claims in Detailed Interview that #OregonStandoff Protestor Robert "LaVoy" Finicum Was Executed by FBI (VIDEO) Join THE true Liberty Movement alternative to Facebook...set up a FREE social profile now at the new Grassfire.com! CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED. Last night news broke that #OregonStandoff Spokesperson Robert "LaVoy" Finicum was shot and killed during a federal traffic stop near Burns, Oregon. In the hours following the shooting reports started coming out suggesting it may very well be possible Finicum had his hands up and did not present a weapon, nor did he attempt to cause...
  • Maine Gov. Paul LePage: Bring back the guillotine for drug traffickers

    01/26/2016 5:43:36 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/26/16 | Tal Kopan
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage says his state is too easy on drug crimes, suggesting it should bring back the guillotine for serious offenders. The Republican governor, known for his controversial statements, was speaking on local radio Tuesday about combating the drug epidemic in his state. "What I think we ought to do is bring the guillotine back," he told WMOV. "We could have public executions and have, you know, we could even have (guessing) which hole it falls in."
  • Video mocking Swedish Foreign Minister goes mega-viral

    01/21/2016 3:14:35 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/1/16 | Gil Ronen
    The Knesset held a tense discussion Wednesday afternoon over Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom's recent demand to investigate Israel for the alleged extrajudicial "executions" of Palestinian terrorists. Science Minister Ofir Akunis (Likud) called Wallstrom's remarks "insane," and said they gave a boost to terrorism. An Israeli copywriter named Guy Ordever used humor to fight Wallstrom, creating a video based on a Swedish TV broadcast with Hebrew subtitles, that has received 730,000 views in four days. The huge number corresponds to about 9% of Israel's total population. A version of the video with English subtitles has been uploaded by a new...
  • ISIS Burns Its Own Jihadis Alive After Losing Ramadi to the Iraqi Army

    01/12/2016 6:06:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/12/2016 | By Michael van der Galien
    In what's just more proof that ISIS is by far the most diabolical terrorist organization in the world, Fox News reports that its leaders burned their own jihadists alive because they fled when the Iraqi city of Mosul was attacked by the Iraqi army. ISIS fighters who fled to the terror group's Iraqi stronghold of Mosul after being defeated in Ramadi were burned alive in the town square, sources told FoxNews.com, in an unmistakable message to fighters who may soon be defending the northern city from government forces. Several residents of Mosul recounted the grisly story for stateside relatives,...
  • Dramatic Photos Capture Moment Gunman Allegedly Tried to 'Execute' Philadelphia Police Officer

    01/08/2016 9:25:26 AM PST · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 8, 2016 | Emily Shapiro
    Chilling images show the moment a gunman approached a Philadelphia police officer in his police car and allegedly fired 13 shots at him -- an act that the city's police commissioner called an execution attempt.
  • ISIS fighter executes his own MOTHER after informing his superiors that she wanted to escape

    01/08/2016 9:03:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/08/2016 | By TOM WYKE
    * Activists claims an ISIS fighter executed his own mother in Syria * Ali Saqr al-Qasem, 20, reported his mother Lena for apostasy * His mother had tried persuading Ali to leave ISIS and escape with her ________________________________________________ Activists inside Syria have revealed that an ISIS fighter has executed his own mother in Raqqa after he reported her for trying to persuade him to leave the jihadi group. The sickening act was witnessed by a large crowd in front of the postal building inside the ISIS stronghold in Syria, according to activist group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently. Ali Saqr...
  • Why Can't the U.S. Just Condemn Saudi Arabia's Executions?

    01/05/2016 7:34:44 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | 01/05/2016 | Joshua Keating
    One of the more darkly amusing aspects of the escalating tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia has been watching the Obama administration try to avoid directly condemning the Saudi execution of 47 people. Here’s the circular answer provided by White House spokesman Josh Earnest yesterday after he was asked whether the administration would condemn its ally: Well, we have raised significant concerns about the human rights environment in Saudi Arabia. And carrying out mass executions I think is a prime example of a government that is not doing enough to address the legitimate concerns that have been expressed by the...
  • Saudi Arabia severs diplomatic relations with Iran

    01/03/2016 1:10:45 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 58 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 1-3-2015 | Al Jazeera Staff
    Saudi Arabia has announced that it is severing diplomatic ties with Iran following Saturday's attack of its embassy in Tehran during protests. Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi foreign minister, made the announcement on Sunday as the foreign ministry announced that it would ask the Iranian diplomatic mission to leave the kingdom within 48 hours. The Saudi foreign ministry has also announced that the staff of its diplomatic mission have been evacuated, and are now on their way back to Saudi.
  • Saudi Arabia's execution of 47 'terrorists' in one day including top Shiite cleric triggers wave

    01/02/2016 7:07:58 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/02/16 | Isabel Hunter
    Saudi Arabia's execution of 47 'terrorists' in one day including top Shiite cleric triggers wave of protests across Middle East and around the world Saudi Arabia has executed 47 people convicted of 'terrorism' today, including a prominent Shiite cleric behind anti-government protests, according to the interior ministry. Shiite Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a 56-year-old cleric was a driving force of the protests that broke out in 2011 in the Sunni-ruled kingdom's east, where the Shiite minority complains of marginalisation. Scores of Shi'ite Muslims marched through the Qatif district of Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province in protest at the execution of cleric Nimr...
  • Operation Pastorius ... historical must read.

    12/08/2015 9:14:41 AM PST · by Fhios · 5 replies
    12/8/2015 | vanity
    Read this before you tell me Trump is wrong. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Pastorius
  • After Paris Attacks, a Political Leader Wants to Bring Back This Medieval Execution for Jihadists

    11/22/2015 11:17:17 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 131 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | November 21, 2015 | JUSTEN CHARTERS
    After Paris Attacks, a Political Leader Wants to Bring Back This Medieval Execution for Jihadists The terrorist attacks in Paris have prompted one political leader to call for turning back the clock to more medieval forms of execution. The leader, Jean Marie Le Pen, who founded France's most popular far-right party, doesn't think that current solutions to fight terrorism are panning out for his countrymen. Newsweek reported on what Le Pen suggests they do instead: The founder of France's far-right National Front (FN) Jean Marie Le Pen urged France to reinstate the death penalty and commit convicted terrorists to the...
  • Governor: Oklahoma may have used wrong drug in execution

    10/08/2015 1:12:42 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/08/2015 | Ariane de Vogue
    Story highlights The Oklahoma Department of Corrections may have used the wrong drug for the execution of Charles Warner that occurred last January "I was not aware nor was anyone in my office aware of the possibility until the day of Richard Glossip's scheduled execution," Fallin said ~snip~ Oklahoma's difficulties began in April 2014, when Clayton Lockett died gasping for air, writhing on the table. After the botched execution, Fallin ordered a full review of the state's procedures, which took five months to complete. The state adopted a new protocol in September 2014. ~snip~ The Associated Press reported that Warner...
  • Texas executes inmate for killing man in $8 robbery

    10/06/2015 10:03:12 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 7, 2015
    A convicted killer in Texas was executed Tuesday for fatally shooting another man in a robbery that yielded just $8. No late appeals were filed for Juan Martin Garcia, who was lethally injected for the September 1998 killing and robbery of Hugo Solano in Houston. Solano, a Christian missionary from Guadalajara, Mexico, had moved his family to the city just weeks earlier so his children could be educated in the U.S.
  • The king demanded vengeance and ‘Zarqawi’s woman’ was sent to the gallows

    09/27/2015 1:02:18 PM PDT · by NRx · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | 09-26-2015 | Joby Warrick
    AMMAN, Jordan — Just after nightfall Feb. 3, a warrant arrived at the city’s main women’s prison for the execution of Sajida al-Rishawi. The instructions had come from King Abdullah II himself, then in Washington on a state visit, and were transmitted from his private plane to the royal court in Jordan’s capital. A clerk relayed the message to the Interior Ministry and then to the prisons department, where it caused a stir. State executions are complicated affairs requiring many steps, yet the king’s wishes were explicit: The woman would face the gallows before the sun rose the next day.
  • An Interview With an Executioner: 'I Don't Feel Anything' (Pakistan)

    08/09/2015 1:54:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    PRI ^ | August 06, 2015
    He does look forward, though, to tending to his roosters after work. These days, Sabir Massih, 32, has been a very busy fellow. In December, his government reinstated capital punishment after a seven-year hiatus. Pakistan's move followed the Taliban massacre of more than 150 people at a school, most of them were children. In the last eight months, Pakistan has executed nearly 200 people, joining Iran, Saudi Arabia and China as the countries with the highest number of executions. "Sabir Massih is responsible for at least a quarter of that number," says Shaimaa Khalil, the BBC's correspondent in Pakistan, who...
  • WOMAN FOUND GUILTY OF KILLING AMERICAN TEACHER IN ABU DHABI MALL EXECUTED

    07/13/2015 10:12:37 AM PDT · by Borges · 5 replies
    ABC - Chicago ^ | 7/13/2015
    The United Arab Emirates on Monday put to death a woman with links to Islamic extremists who was convicted of murdering an American teacher with a butcher knife in an upscale Abu Dhabi mall. The execution, carried out just two weeks after the country's top court delivered a guilty verdict, marked a swift end to a case that has rattled this Western-allied Gulf country, where violent crime is rare.
  • Staged ISIS Execution Video Leaked By Hackers

    07/13/2015 7:48:14 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 21 replies
    yournewswire.com ^ | July 12, 2015 | Sean Adl-Tabatabai
    A group of Russian hackers called Cyber Berkut have released a video showing a staged ISIS beheading, hacked from an electronic device from one of the staff of U.S. Senator John McCain. The fake ISIS execution appears to take place inside a film studio and shows a ‘prisoner’ (played by an actor) going through the motions of being ‘executed’ in front of several video cameras. Another actor is dressed as an ISIS executioner who puts a knife to the throat of the prisoner and goes through the motions of cutting him.Recall that since August 2014, the terrorists of the Islamic...
  • UAE executes woman convicted of US teacher's murder

    07/13/2015 6:51:13 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    The (UK) Telegraph ^ | July 13, 2015 | Richard Spencer
    An Emirati woman said to have been lured into Islamist militancy by her husband has been executed for stabbing to death an expatriate American teacher in an Abu Dhabi shopping mall. Alaa Bader al-Hashemi, 30, was caught on the mall’s closed circuit television behaving oddly before and after the killing, in the women’s toilets of the Boutik Mall.
  • NORTH KOREA UNVEILS NEW AIRPORT, EXECUTES ARCHITECT

    07/07/2015 11:13:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/07/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Liberals often wish we had the same infrastructure expansion as Communist China. The Commies are of course famous for getting things done, even if the things are broken, don't work and aren't actually useful. The USSR got a lot of things done that didn't need doing. The end result were actual environmental catastrophes that liberals don't like talking about. Meanwhile here their infrastructure projects are unworkable and can't get done because of their own senseless environmental reviews in which you have to spend years and millions of dollars on consultants just to repair a bridge. Meanwhile North Korea is...
  • Meet Jay Cook, the Hero Sergeant Who Caught Escaped Prisoner David Sweat

    06/28/2015 8:25:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Jun 28, 2015, | EMILY SHAPIRO
    A veteran New York State Police sergeant was alone and on a routine patrol when he shot and captured convicted murderer David Sweat Sunday afternoon. At about 3:20 p.m., State Police Sgt. Jay Cook was supervising a perimeter post when he spotted Sweat on a road near Route 30 in the area of Constable, New York, approximately 1.5 miles south of the Canadian border. Authorities believe Sweat was trying to make a final break toward the border, officials said. Cook ordered him to stop, but Sweat then turned and fled across a field, New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico...
  • One of the New York Prison Escapees, Richard Matt, Is Fatally Shot [Sweat Shot Caught]

    06/26/2015 1:43:47 PM PDT · by Syncro · 104 replies
    nyt ^ | JUNE 26, 2015 | WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM and BENJAMIN MUELLER
    Richard W. Matt, one of the convicted murderers who staged an elaborate escape from New York’s largest prison nearly three weeks ago, was killed on Friday in a burst of gunfire by federal agents, two people with knowledge of the situation said.
  • International Law and Agreements: Their Effect upon U.S. Law

    06/21/2015 4:43:27 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    Congressional Research Service ^ | February 18, 2015 | Michael John Garcia
    International Law and Agreements: Their Effect upon U.S. Law Michael John GarciaLegislative AttorneyFebruary 18, 2015 Summary This report provides an introduction to the roles that international law and agreements play in the United States. International law is derived from two primary sources—international agreements and customary practice. Under the U.S. legal system, international agreements can be entered into by means of a treaty or an executive agreement. The Constitution allocates primary responsibility for entering into such agreements to the executive branch, but Congress also plays an essential role. First, in order for a treaty (but not an executive agreement) to...
  • South Carolina governor says Charleston massacre gunman should 'absolutely' be put to death...

    06/21/2015 2:22:20 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Sunday, June 21, 2015 | Associated Press
    Two days after the shooting deaths of nine people during a Bible study at a Charleston church, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said the gunman 'absolutely' should be put to death. However, the state, though largely pro-death penalty, cannot secure one of the drugs needed for lethal injections and has not executed an inmate since 2011. Any potential execution order for Dylann Storm Roof, 21, would be years away. He is charged with nine counts of murder in Wednesday's killing spree at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. He appeared briefly before a judge on Friday and his next court appearance is...
  • North Korea: Execution By Anti-Aircraft Gun for Sleeping: The Photographic Evidence

    05/15/2015 8:48:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/15/2015 | Tyler Durden
    North Korean defense minister Hyon Yong Chol made a mistake: he fell asleep at an official event at which Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un was present. Kim, keen on sending a strong message amid rumors that his grip on absolute power may be slipping, reportedly decided that the appropriate punishment for napping during a rally is execution by anti-aircraft gun. If true, this would mark the latest in a series of “purges” which seem to lend some credence to the notion that Kim’s family name is no longer sufficient when it comes to securing absolute power and universal admiration both from...
  • North Korea executes defense chief for falling asleep during meeting, South Korea's spy agency says

    05/13/2015 9:37:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/13/2015
    South Korea's spy agency told the country's lawmakers Wednesday that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un executed his defense chief for falling asleep during a meeting and talking back to the young leader. Lawmaker Shin Kyoung-min says that officials from the National Intelligence Service told a closed-door parliamentary committee that People's Armed Forces Minister Hyon Yong Chol was killed by anti-aircraft gunfire with hundreds watching at a shooting range at Pyongyang's Kang Kon Military Academy in late April. Shin was one of the lawmakers who attended the briefing. The office of another lawmaker, Lee Cheol Woo, released similar information about...
  • Two Illinois men arrested on terror charges

    03/26/2015 3:46:09 PM PDT · by bgill · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | March 26, 2015 | CNN
    )—An Army National Guard member and his cousin have been arrested in Illinois for allegedly conspiring to provide material support to the terrorist organization ISIS, federal prosecutors said Thursday. The alleged plot included a plan to attack a U.S. military installation in Illinois. In the past 18 months, the Justice Department's National Security Division has prosecuted or is prosecuting 32 cases of people attempting to travel abroad to join or providing support to terrorist groups. Of those cases, 18 allegedly involve support to ISIS.
  • Anti-Gay initiative filed in CA. And it's...well....

    03/06/2015 8:30:07 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 20 replies
    patheos.com & Huffington Post ^ | Unknown | Matt McLaughlin
    A friend sent me an article about an initiative recently filed in California that is....shocking, to say the least. It is called the "Sodomite Supression Act" and...well, I'll let you read it for yourselves. I draw your attentions to sections "b" and "f", especially.....
  • Nitrogen gas executions approved by Oklahoma House

    03/03/2015 11:13:33 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 60 replies
    KAKE.com ^ | 03/03/2015
    <p>OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma would become the first state to allow the execution of inmates using nitrogen gas under a bill that overwhelmingly passed the House of Representatives.</p> <p>The House voted 85-10 on Tuesday for the bill by Oklahoma City Republican Rep. Mike Christian, who described the method as humane, painless and easy to administer. There was no debate against the bill, which now heads to the Senate.</p>
  • Execution of only woman on Georgia's death row POSTPONED at the last minute

    03/02/2015 9:03:22 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 March 2015 | Sophie Jane Evans For Dailymail.com
    The execution of the only woman on Georgia's death row has been postponed at the last minute for a second time in less than a week - because the drug used in the lethal injection she was scheduled to receive was 'cloudy'. Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 46, was due to be given an injection of pentobarbital at a prison in Jackson at 7pm on Monday in retribution for plotting the murder of her husband in 1997. But after officials observed the drug to be used in the execution had a 'cloudy' appearance, they postponed her death until a future, unspecified date...
  • Jordan responds to ISIS murder of Pilot by announcing execution of jihadist prisoners

    02/03/2015 2:48:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/03/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    As responses to terrorism go, this one communicates commitment. After ISIS released video of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kassasbe’s murder by immolation — which apparently happened weeks ago — the kingdom of Jordan has announced that all jihadist prisoners will be executed as soon as possible, beginning at dawn tomorrow with the woman ISIS wanted released: Jordan will execute Wednesday an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber on death row and other jihadists after having vowed to avenge the murder of a Jordanian pilot by Islamic State jihadists, an official said.“The sentence of death pending on… Iraqi Sajida al-Rishawi will be carried...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Burned alive in a cage: ISIS release video [Jordanian pilot]

    02/03/2015 9:30:39 AM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 441 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 03, 2015 | John Hall
    Militants fighting for the Islamic State terror group in Syria and Iraq have released a video they claim shows Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh being burnt alive while locked in a cage. The footage, which is titled 'Healing the Believers Chests' appears to show the captured airman wearing an orange jumpsuit as a trail of petrol leading up to the cage is seen being set alight. Flames are seen quickly spreading to the cage where they completely engulf the helpless pilot in images that are far too distressing to publish.
  • Former Army Ranger: US Should Execute Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

    01/28/2015 8:30:51 AM PST · by PROCON · 67 replies
    breitbart ^ | Jan. 27, 2015 | Howie Carr
    A former U.S. Army Ranger sniper and author of a best-selling book about his combat tour in Afghanistan said yesterday that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should be executed if found guilty of deserting his unit in 2009.“I think he should definitely be put to death,” said Nicholas “Irv” Irving, the author (with Gray Brozek) of The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers, said on this writer’s radio show. “He’s given a lot of information to the enemy and he should pay the price.” Since being released last year, Bergdahl has received two promotions and about $300,000 in...
  • Top State Dept Official: ‘Nothing religious’ About Islamic State Execution

    01/25/2015 7:43:10 AM PST · by lbryce · 26 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 24, 2015 | Rick Stengel
    A senior State Department official on Saturday claimed that there is “nothing religious” about the Islamic State’s reported execution of a Japanese hostage. Rick Stengel, an under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, took to Twitter to condemn the killing of Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa, who has been held for ransom by the terror group along with Japanese freelance reporter Kenji Goto. “Brutal criminal murder of Japanese citizen #Haruna Yukawa by the terrorist group #Daesh,” Stengel tweeted after IS released video of the killing. “Nothing religious about it.” Stengel’s apparent refusal to acknowledge that IS’s radical Islamic...
  • Killer was acting and just made it LOOK like he was being tortured to death in execution

    01/17/2015 9:44:31 AM PST · by bgill · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Jan. 17, 2015 | AP
    An Oklahoma inmate executed amid a legal challenge over lethal injection began complaining about the effects on his body before the drugs were administered, prompting some to question whether he may have exaggerated his symptoms to help his fellow death row inmates' case. Charles Warner, who was executed Thursday for the killing of an 11-month-old girl in 1997, said during his last words: 'It feels like acid.' The comment came before any of the lethal drugs were administered and while he was only receiving a saline drip through an intravenous line.
  • ISIS leader orders failed fighters executed, says report

    01/15/2015 12:56:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/15/2015 | By Nadiah Sarsour
    Some 56 members of ISIS learned their so-called “caliph” doesn’t tolerate losing in battle, according to reports which said Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had them executed after they survived a rout by Kurdish fighters. Saed Mimousini, media spokesperson for the Kurdish Democratic Party, told Alsumaria news agency that Al-Baghdadi’s harsh decision came following their defeat at the hands of Peshmerga fighters in Kobar, south of the Kurdish capital Erbil. “ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi executed 56 of his men after their defeat at the hands of the Peshmerga forces in the Cowir area south of Erbilm," he said. “Executions took place...
  • Shocking new ISIS video claims to show young boy execute two 'Russian spies

    01/13/2015 12:16:16 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 27 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | 1-13-2015 | Sam Webb
    WARNING - GRAPHIC IMAGES: A boy of about 10 is seen firing into the back of the heads of two kneeling and bound men in the horrifying footage This shocking image appears to show a young boy gunning down two alleged Russian spies captured in the Islamic State. However, a military expert has cast doubt on its authenticity. The slickly-produced video shows the boy, who appears to be around 10-years-old, raise a pistol to the kneeling men's heads and pull the trigger. He then appears to shoot more bullets into the two men's corpses. Chillingly, the video ends with a...
  • Botched executions prompting states to look at suffocating, electrocuting, or even shooting

    01/03/2015 7:31:29 PM PST · by bkopto · 166 replies
    National Monitor ^ | 12/28/2014 | Dan Taylor
    Recent botched executions aren’t doing much to sway proponents of the practice in a number of states where it remains legal — in fact, they’re causing states to look at older and potentially more brutal methods of execution, according to a recent report. Oklahoma’s most recent execution of Clayton Lockett in April was an extremely disturbing one, in which he writhed while being pumped with lethal drugs, prompting executions to eventually draw the curtains for the gallery. The warden described it as a “bloody mess,” according to the Associated Press. The execution joined a pair of others in Ohio and...
  • Death penalty states unmoved by botched execution

    12/27/2014 11:48:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 80 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | December 27, 2014 | Sean Murphy
    Oklahoma's last execution went so badly that the state tried to cancel it before it was over. With the inmate writhing while the lethal drugs seeped into his body, his executioners drew the viewing gallery curtains, concealing what the warden later described as "a bloody mess." The botched execution of Clayton Lockett in April and other troubling ones this year in Ohio and Arizona gave capital punishment opponents a flicker of hope that areas of the country that most enthusiastically support the death penalty might have a change of heart. They didn't.
  • ‘They Deserved It’: The Repulsive Reaction to Brooklyn Police Executions

    12/21/2014 11:41:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/21/2014 | by Joe Concha
    It’s a dark time in America — a time when two uniformed officers who had absolutely nothing to do with what happened to Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., or to Eric Garner on Staten Island, are executed without warning, and some witnesses actually say “They deserved it.” Again: “They deserved it.” They being two men marked for death because they wore a New York Police Department uniform. One of those men was the recently-married Officer Wenjian Liu; the other, Officer Rafael Ramos, who leaves behind a wife and 13-year-old son. In a related story, both were reassigned from an anti-terror...
  • ‘Can they breathe?’ Execution-style killing of two NYPD officers celebrated; ‘Salute the shooter’

    12/20/2014 5:07:44 PM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 20, 2014 | Staff
    It was just last night that a handful of supporters of the New York Police Department attempted to hold a #ThankYouNYPD rally. The group was easily outnumbered by protesters, who taunted them and likened the gathering to a Klan rally. Just days before that, police haters hijacked a #BlueLivesMatter hashtag, while others were caught on video at the #MillionsMarchNYC chanting, “What do we want? Dead cops!” With news just coming in that two New York City police officers were reportedly ambushed in their patrol car and shot execution-style, it’s not surprising that the anti-cop contingent is coming out to proudly...