Capital punishment opponents expect a steep battle to prevent President Rodrigo Duterte from reimposing the death penalty, as he renews calls for the law as part of a “drug war” that has already killed thousands of Filipinos
Last summer, Attorney General William Barr ordered federal prisons to resume executions. Earlier this week, the Department of Justice carried through on Barr’s order, executing the first federal prisoner in 17 years.
N.C. Supreme Court ruled that over 100 death row inmates have the opportunity to prove racism affected their sentences because they had filed claims under the Racial Justice Act before it was repealed in 2013.
In 1950 a young Welshman was hanged for a heinous crime – the murder of his wife and daughter in the London flat where the family lived. It wasn’t until 2004 that Evans was finally declared to be innocent of murder.
Governor Jared Polis has signed a bill to repeal the death penalty. The measure passed the Democratic legislature with limited bipartisan support earlier this spring and was sent to him before lawmakers suspended their session.
The story of George Stinney Jr : BBC Witness Black History : How a 14-year-old boy became the youngest person to be executed in the USA during the 20th century. George Stinney Jr was sent to the electric chair in 1944.
Rodney Reed was punished to fatality greater than 20 years ago for the attack, rape and also strangling of 19- year-old StaceyStites But his lawyers with the Innocence Project claim they have proof that might vindicate him.
Two year-end movies offer a solid, complementary one-two punch on the issues of the death penalty and criminal justice involving African-Americans, even though one, “Just Mercy,” is based on fact while the other, “Clemency,” is a fictionalized story.