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Justice & Punishment

To Commute, Or Not Commute..?
2 years ago

To Commute, Or Not Commute..?

That is the question for any State Governor with the power to do so. Some agonize over the decision, some don’t and a great many will base their decision more …
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The Last Execution At The Tower Of London
2 years ago

The Last Execution At The Tower Of London

The Tower of London, nowadays a popular tourist destination. Once also a prison, defensive fortress, a crime scene (if you believe, as I do, that the ‘Princes in the Tower’ …
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Pseudo-Science in the Court
2 years ago

Pseudo-Science in the Court

The nation’s largest post-conviction review of forensic evidence is currently underway after the FBI admits that the nearly three decade practice of using visual comparisons for hair samples and bite …
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Unit 731
2 years ago

Unit 731

Most of us are aware of the bizarre and cruel human experimentation projects performed by Germany’s infamous Josef Mengele, and those that are regular readers may even be aware of …
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Satanic Panic
2 years ago

Satanic Panic

The “Satanic Panic” that swept over the media through late 1970s into the early 1990s commonly refers to the belief that satanic cults were responsible for a smorgasbord of serious …
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Famous Last Words
2 years ago

Famous Last Words

Death Row is the end of the line for serious criminal offenders. Some of the most well-known serial killers, murderers, and other criminals have found themselves here through the years, …
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The Death Penalty’s Future?
2 years ago

The Death Penalty’s Future?

It’s never been done before. It’s possible it will never be used. But, only days ago, Oklahoma legislators voted to adopt the use of a nitrogen gas chamber if it …
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The Death Penalty: Stepping Backwards?
2 years ago

The Death Penalty: Stepping Backwards?

Over the last several years, European Union drug companies have been engaged in an active and effective boycott, refusing to sell the drugs used in lethal injections to prisons and …
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Killing Them Softly
2 years ago

Killing Them Softly

On January 16th, 2015 there were two executions scheduled. The US Supreme Court refused in a 5-4 vote to stay the execution of Charles Warner in Oklahoma, the State’s first since its …
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Six Executions In One Day
2 years ago

Six Executions In One Day

Meet Robert Greene Elliott. Family man, devout Methodist, electrical contractor and pipe smoker. He also personally executed 387 people (including 5 women) working as a freelance executioner for six US …
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