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By Any Measure, Capital Punishment Is A Failed Policy

“Decided amid dampening support for the death penalty and a long pause on executions, Furman declared that the death penalty was arbitrarily and capriciously applied” reports theintercept.com. It strongly demonstrates across a number of metrics that the death penalty is a routinely fallible and ultimately failed policy.We were curious not only about who was on death row in the country’s remaining death penalty states, but how many people had been removed from death row — a sizable but largely invisible population in the ongoing death penalty debate.We also included states…

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I Know What It’s Like to Carry Out Executions

“Beginning on December 9 and continuing in rapid succession over the following days and weeks, the government is hoping to carry out the first federal executions in 16 years” writes Former Superintendent Of for theatlantic.com. Though a federal court recently issued a temporary injunction stopping the executions, the government has appealed that decision, and may yet prevail.During my tenure, I carried out the only two executions that have taken place in Oregon in the past 55 years.When it comes to the death penalty, I speak from experience. That is why…

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Pursuit of death penalty won’t allow Parkland victims to heal. Let shooter ‘rot in jail.’ | Opinion

“We would be putting ourselves through this for the chance that the shooter would get what we all believe he deserves: the death penalty” writes Michael B for sun-sentinel.com. Pursuing the death penalty means subjecting ourselves to the trauma of a trial, reliving the murder of our loved ones for a result we could have obtained without that trauma. Source: sun-sentinel.com

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Malaysian court acquits Australian woman facing death penalty for drug trafficking

“KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – An Australian woman sentenced to death for drug-trafficking in Malaysia was acquitted on Tuesday after the Federal Court in Kuala Lumpur quashed her earlier conviction by a lower court” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Malaysia has executed three Australian nationals for drug trafficking in the past 30 years, causing brief strains in diplomatic ties between the two countries.Though Exposto was sentenced to hang, the government has currently placed a moratorium on executions while it reforms legislation to remove the mandatory death penalty for drug and…

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Opinion: Barbarism on hold as judge halts Trump’s effort to restart federal executions

“William P. Barr of the resumption of federal executions, the last of which was carried out in 2003” writes Editorial Writer for latimes.com. Barr himself is no rookie on this general topic; he helped craft federal capital punishment policy in the early 1990s for the George H.W. Bush administration.The government argued that the Federal Death Penalty Act allows for the federal government to use lethal injection in states that allow it, and that the protocol itself is irrelevant.First, the 1994 Federal Death Penalty Act is explicit in how a federal…

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Judge temporarily halts first federal execution in 16 years

“A federal judge has temporarily halted the first federal execution in 16 years as a lawsuit on how the government intends to carry it out continues” writes The Associated Press for latimes.com. Though there hasn’t been a federal execution since 2003, the Justice Department has continued to approve death penalty prosecutions, and federal courts have sentenced defendants to death.He approved a new procedure for lethal injections that replaces the three-drug mixture previously used in federal executions with one drug, pentobarbital.William Barr unexpectedly announced in July that the government would begin…

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Activists hope Pope Francis will sway Japanese opinion on death penalty

“Most Japanese don’t think of the death penalty as a legal or human rights issue,” said Shinji Oguma, secretary-general of a group of Japanese lawmakers discussing the future of the death penalty” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Pope Francis, who will visit Japan from Nov. 23 to 26, said last year the death penalty is neither Christian nor humane.TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese activists opposed to capital punishment hope the visit of Pope Francis this weekend will help to soften public opinion in a nation where most people still support…

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Eastern Conference-leading Washington takes on Anaheim

“Anaheim averages 9.9 penalty minutes per game, the eighth-most in the league” reports foxsports.com. Capitals: 8-1-1, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.1 assists, four penalties and eight penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .915 save percentage.LAST 10 GAMES: Ducks: 4-4-2, averaging 3.2 goals, five assists, 4.5 penalties and 9.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game with a .908 save percentage. Source: foxsports.com

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