Death Penalty

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland lawmakers approved a measure abolishing the death penalty on Friday, and the bill is expected to be signed by the Democratic…

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — After years of failed attempts to repeal the death penalty, Connecticut lawmakers in both the House and the Senate have passed…

Should the United States of America abolish capital punishment for the sake of TRUE democracy? Killing is a crime for all citizens, is the government sending the wrong message to the people? This discussion primarily centers on the tragic passing of Dominique Frazier (BSU student) and Troy Davis. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE INTERACTIVE […]

Capital Punishment: Should it be Called Legalized Murder? By Dina Estelle Williams Many are rethinking their feelings about capital punishment after the execution of Troy Davis, who despite substantial doubt; worldwide protests; recanted eyewitnesses stories; and absence of DNA evidence, was lethally injected on September 21, 2011. Davis maintained his innocence until his death. Although […]

On June 16th, 1944, the United States put to rest the youngest person ever to be subjected to the death penalty. George Junius Stinney Jr. was only 14 when he was arrested and charged for allegedly murdering an 8 and an 11-year -old duo of white girls with a large railroad spike. The sheriff at […]

In the wake of several high-profile capital punishment cases, the death penalty is once again becoming a hot button political issue. And while the number of death sentences per year has dropped over the last decade, the data paints an interesting picture that demands heavy analysis from both sides of the issue. See also: Do You Agree […]

Rev. Al Sharpton will call upon the U.S. Justice Department to take the lead in capital punishment cases across the country, and strip states from prosecuting them. Check out our Troy Davis Execution coverage Top 5 most wrongful executions ever Sharpton, who called the execution of Troy Davis, a “bleak day in the American justice […]

With the scheduled execution of Troy Davis in Atlanta, Georgia today, the controversy surrounding the execution is what has the whole world up in arms. Many claim that Davis is innocent due to numerous witnesses who initially claimed Davis was the murderer, now recanting their stories. Below are other examples of executions that many in […]

While the death penalty has long been a hot-button political issue in the U.S., as of late it has not received as much attention as other controversial issues. RELATED: Traveling While Black: Houston, Texas RELATED: Traveling While Black: Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas In 2011, a number of high profile executions, as well as judges and politicians campaigning for […]

JARRATT, Va. (AP) — A man who raped and suffocated an 88-year-old woman was executed, becoming Virginia’s first inmate to be given a lethal injection using a revised three-drug cocktail. Jerry Terrell Jackson, 30, was pronounced dead at 9:14 p.m. Thursday at Greensville Correctional Center. Asked if he had any final words, Jackson shook his […]