Dillon Taylor, age 20 and engaged to the expectant mother of his first child, was killed in a police shooting on August 11 of last year, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Author: Kushi Amlak-Sakhu
Nebraska State Senator Colby Coash (R-Lincoln), a conservative Republican (although Nebraska’s unicameral legislature is nominally non-partisan), tells an interesting story about his evolution on the death penalty.
Sentencing to death those who commit heinous crimes satisfies a sense of moral proportionality. This is, however, purchased with disproportionate social costs, as Nebraska seems to be concluding.
An Alabama man has been freed after spending nearly 30 years on death row. Anthony Ray Hinton, 58, was convicted of murdering two restaurant managers in Birmingham in 1985, but was granted a new trial last year.
After an international outcry authorities have allowed family members of imprisoned journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal to visit him for the first time since he blacked out from diabetic shock in prison.
For the last three years, Maharashtra recorded the maximum custodial deaths in the country, but not a single chargesheet was filed and, consequently, nobody was punished.
The unprecedented and sad occurrence that swallowed-up Chikurubi Maximum prison on Friday the 13th, cries for policy attention. The prison authorities should take a thorough post-mortem of that incident.
Antonio Zambrano-Montes, was killed after police fired on him 17 times for throwing rocks at passing cars. Zambrano, 35, who reportedly had exhibited erratic behavior in the past, was unarmed.