Via Foxbaltimore.com Governor O’Malley has gun control, transportation funding, and job creation at the top of the list, but that’s not all. The death penalty is a law the governor is trying to repeal. O’Malley believes that the senate is 2 votes closer to getting it repealed. Read More.
Via Foxbaltimore.com The Maryland General Assembly convenes next week in Annapolis, and on the agenda; the death penalty. Past efforts to repeal the death penalty have failed through the senate. Mayor O’Malley is in support of repealing the bill. Read More. Mary Mary Sneak Peek “All Night Wrong” [VIDEO] Recent Baltimore City HS Threat […]
Before Troy Davis became known to the country and later the world, Mumia Abu-Jamal gained international support after he was convicted of the 1981 murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner, and sentenced to death. Abu-Jamal was called the “world’s best-known death row inmate.” 1. MEANING BEHIND THE NAME Abu-Jamal was born Wesley Cook. He […]
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. In 2011, a number of high profile executions, as well as judges and politicians campaigning for office are once again making capital punishment a part of the mainstream political […]
WASHINGTON — At a hearing scheduled for Monday, December 6, a district court in Texas will decide whether the death penalty is unconstitutional in the state based on the disproportionately high risk of wrongful convictions in Texas.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a stay of execution appeal from Teresa Lewis, scheduled to be the first woman executed in the United States in five years.