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  • 1987: Valery Martynov, betrayed by Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen

    05/27/2020 9:42:00 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 17 replies ^ | May 28, 2008 | Headsman
    On this date in 1987, a once-promising American intelligence asset was executed with a single gunshot to the head in Moscow — his treachery exposed by two of the most infamous Soviet moles in U.S. intelligence history. A Lieutenant Colonel in the KGB posted to the Soviets’ official Washington, D.C. offices in 1980, Martynov had turned in 1982 and begun funneling intelligence to the CIA and FBI under the cryptonym “Gentile”. Truth be told, he was a mediocre source, but he was a younger officer with the chance to grow into a more important asset in the years ahead. Fate...
  • At least 13 are killed and 32 more are injured in multiple shootings during Memorial Day weekend of bloodshed across St Louis and Chicago

    05/26/2020 6:24:48 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 26th, 2020 | Milly Vincent
    Chicago, Illinois: As of Monday morning there were nine people dead, including a 16-year-old boy, and at least 17 wounded in Memorial Day weekend gun violence. St. Louis, MO: Four men have died and more than fifteen others have been injured in sixteen separate shootings throughout St. Louis City, Missouri.
  • Anti-Trump Fanatic Executes GOP Committeeman with Two Bullets to the Head

    08/10/2017 8:56:29 AM PDT · by Baynative · 196 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/9/17 | Jim Hoft
    A West Goshen, Pennsylvania man shot his GOP neighbor twice in the head and killed him late Monday night. Clayton Carter, an unhinged anti-Trump fanatic, shot his neighbor twice in the head on his neighbor’s property.
  • Singapore sentences man to death via Zoom call

    05/20/2020 9:21:22 AM PDT · by lump in the melting pot · 31 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 20, 2020 | Guardian staff
    Malaysian man receives sentence remotely for role in drug deal as city-state tries to stem coronavirus. A man convicted of drug-trafficking offences has been sentenced to death in Singapore via a Zoom video-call, the city-state’s first case where capital punishment has been delivered remotely.
  • The Unsalvageables

    05/19/2020 10:02:13 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 32 replies
    taki ^ | January 14, 2020 | David Cole January 14, 2020
    This week’s column starts in a Georgia ghetto, and ends in the Middle East. Some of you might remember Anthony Stokes. He was a 15-year-old DeKalb County, Ga., hood rat with a bum ticker who kept getting passed over for a heart transplant because of his “high risk” lifestyle, which included burglary, weapons charges, arson, and neglecting to take his prescribed meds. Seeing how donor hearts aren’t found on trees (or in Dollar Trees), doctors were reluctant to give a young crime lord in training one of the precious organs. So Anthony’s granmoms or auntie or whoever the hell was...
  • Police blame 'spiritual warfare' as 'monster' arrested 67 times 'murders perfect grandma'

    05/20/2020 7:21:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 5/19/2020 | Joe Kovacs
    The police chief of Houston, Texas, is blaming "spiritual warfare" for a shocking murder Saturday as an 80-year woman described as a "perfect grandma" was allegedly murdered by a career criminal who had been arrested 67 times and was free on bail at the time of the killing. "There's spiritual warfare going on, not just here but across the world. This is just crazy," said Police Chief Art Acevedo. "I just want to tell this community we need to pray. We're fortunate that we're led by a mayor and a council that believe in the power of prayer." "We've got...
  • Gov. Newsom wants to shrink California prisons as part of budget cuts

    05/16/2020 2:23:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    ktla ^ | 05/16/2020
    Newsom is proposing to significantly shrink the footprint of California’s prison system, partly because of massive budget cuts prompted by the pandemic but also because of philosophy. The revised budget he sent to state lawmakers this week closing two state prisons in the coming years; cutting nearly one in five of the 43 inmate firefighter camps; and eventually closing all three state-run juvenile prisons. He’s also seeking unspecified increases to sentencing credits that allow inmates to leave prison more quickly. And he proposes to shorten parole to a maximum of two years, down from five years for felonies, and let...
  • Transgender inmates have carried out seven sex attacks on women in jail: Despite the risks, male-born trans convicts are still allowed to move into women's prisons (UK)

    05/11/2020 9:58:23 AM PDT · by Salman · 18 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 9 May 2020 | MARTIN BECKFORD and GLEN OWEN
    * Official figures show offending in women's prisons by criminals born male * Male-born trans prisoners were first allowed to transfer to women's jails in 2016 * Attacks at HMP Low Newton, Foston Hall, Peterborough, Bronzefield, New Hall Transgender prisoners have carried out seven sex attacks on women in jail, it can be revealed today. Official figures show for the first time the true scale of offending by criminals who were born male but were allowed to move into female jails after changing gender. Yet despite the risks, prison governors are still allowing trans inmates to move into the...
  • Inmate on Death Row May Know Secrets About Jodi Huisentruit Case

    04/13/2020 11:11:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    KTTC ^ | April 9, 2020
    The secret of Jodi Huisentruit's disappearance could die with the execution of a notorious Iowa drug kingpin. Dustin Honken is up for execution for the murder of five people in the 1990s -- and supposedly knows who abducted the television news anchor back in June of 1995. Steve Ridge is an investigative journalist who's dedicated the last 19 months looking into Jodi's case. Ridge says an accomplice of Honken's, Angela Johnson -- who is also serving time in prison for her part in the murders-- claims that Honken knows who abducted Jodi. Honken was set to be executed in January,...
  • Death penalty states urged to turn over lethal injection drugs to help critically ill coronavirus patients

    04/13/2020 8:40:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/13/2020 | Danielle Wallace
    Death penalty states have been asked to hand over their stockpiles of drugs used in lethal injections to instead help save the lives of hundreds of patients admitted to intensive care units after contracting the coronavirus. Seven medical practitioners and experts addressed a letter to state correctional facility directors urging them to turn over their supplies of sedatives and paralytics to hospitals where they can be used for intubation and mechanical ventilation in critically ill COVID-19 patients. “Health care workers across the United States are facing unprecedented shortages of vital resources needed to battle COVID-19,” the letter said. Scarce resources...
  • 1961: Marie Fikacková, Beast of Sušice

    04/12/2020 9:52:24 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 8 replies ^ | April 13, 2012 | Headsman
    n this date in 1961, Czechoslovakian maternity ward nurse Marie Fikackova was hanged at Prague’s Pankrac Prison for murdering newborns in her care. Fickakova, nee Schmidlova, was a well-liked 24-year-old with a failed marriage already at her back when she was arrested in February 1960 after two infants died of brain injuries the same night during her shift at the Sušice hospital. Under lengthy interrogation, Fikackova finally confessed to having developed the habit of relieving the agitation of her menses (her story, not mine!) by permanently silencing newborns who bawled too much. We all have our personality quirks, but if...
  • Bangladesh Hangs Ex-Army Officer for Assassination of Founding President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

    04/11/2020 9:55:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NEWS18 ^ | April 12, 2020
    Abdul Majed was hanged at the Dhaka Central Jail on Sunday after he was found hiding in India for nearly two-and-a-half decades.Bangladesh has executed a former military captain for his involvement in the 1975 coup in which the country's founder Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was assassinated, nearly four-and-a-half decades after the massacre. Abdul Majed was hanged at the Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj at 12:01 AM (local time) on Sunday, reported. Jailor Mahbubul Islam said that Mazed was executed by hanging. He was arrested in Dhaka on Tuesday after hiding in India for nearly two-and-a-half decades. On Friday, Majed's...
  • Judge: Death Penalty on Table for Synagogue Massacre Suspect

    04/07/2020 4:32:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    WPXI ^ | April 7, 2020
    A federal judge has rejected a bid by the suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting to have the death penalty removed as a potential sentencing option. Lawyers for Robert Bowers argued that capital punishment violates the Fifth Amendment’s due process clause and the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Senior District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose noted in a trio of rulings Monday that courts have consistently upheld the constitutionality of the death penalty.
  • Nathaniel Woods’ Sister Calls Governor a murderer After His Execution

    03/16/2020 12:53:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 14, 2020 | Marisa Dellatto
    The sister of a convicted murderer whose execution was temporarily stayed by the Supreme Court after protesters raised doubts about his guilt confronted the Alabama governor who approved his execution. “You killed my brother,” said Pamela Woods, sister of Nathaniel Woods, who died March 5. “He’s an innocent man and you killed him,” she said to Gov. Kay Ivey at a press conference. Ivey was then rushed away by aides.
  • Satoshi Uematsu: Japanese man who killed 19 disabled people sentenced to death

    03/16/2020 1:22:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    A Japanese man has been sentenced to death for a stabbing rampage in 2016 which resulted in the death of 19 disabled people at a care home. Satoshi Uematsu said people with disabilities who were unable to communicate well had no human rights, said broadcaster Kyodo. The 30-year old had once worked in the care facility, located near Tokyo. The case is one of Japan's worst mass killings and has shocked people in a country where violent crime is rare. In an earlier interview with Japan's Mainichi Shimbun newspaper, Uematsu had said there was "no point in living" for people...
  • Tennessee Governor Denies Clemency for Death Row Inmate

    02/19/2020 4:43:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    UPI ^ | FEB. 19, 2020 | Danielle Haynes
    Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Wednesday denied clemency to death row inmate Nicholas "Nick" Sutton one day before his scheduled execution. Sutton, 58, is scheduled to die by electric chair Thursday evening for the 1985 murder of Carl Estep. "After careful consideration of Nicholas Sutton's request for clemency and a thorough review of the case, I am upholding the sentence of the state of Tennessee and will not be intervening," Lee said in a statement released Wednesday morning. Kevin Sharp, Sutton's attorney, described his client's petition as "a once-in-a-lifetime case for clemency." "He has saved the lives of three corrections...
  • Saudi Arabia Orders Death Penalty For Five Over Khashoggi Killing

    12/23/2019 2:55:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/23/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    There was finally a trial held in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, though most people probably weren’t aware of it. The entire thing was done in secret, with only a handful of people being allowed to attend. Despite this complete lack of transparency, their business concluded today with a number of guilty verdicts and five people being sentenced to death. Of course, if you were expecting any sort of punishment for Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman or the members of his inner circle, I’d like a double shot of whatever you’ve been drinking. (NY Post) A court in Saudi...
  • ‘Tool Box Killer’ Who Kidnapped, Raped and Murdered 5 SoCal Teens Has Died [of natural causes] at San Quentin [after 38 years on Death Row]

    12/16/2019 1:42:53 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 51 replies
    ktla ^ | 12/16/2019
    Lawrence Sigmond Bittaker, 79, was pronounced dead at San Quentin State Prison around 4 p.m. Friday, according to a statement from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The Marin County coroner will determine the exact cause of death. Bittaker and his crime partner, 71-year-old Roy Lewis Norris – known together as the “Tool Box Killers” – kidnapped, raped, tortured and killed five teens over a five-month period in 1979. The two were convicted in the brutal deaths of Lucinda Lynn Schaefer, 16; Andrea Joy Hall, 18; Jacqueline Doris Gilliam, 15; Jacqueline Leah Lamp, 13; and Shirley Lynette Ledford, 16....
  • Elizabeth Warren Wrote Letter to Barack Obama Requesting Pardon Of Communist Spy Ethel Rosenberg

    12/11/2019 6:02:25 AM PST · by White MAGA Man · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec 11, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    Original Title: EXCLUSIVE: Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Letter to Barack Obama Requesting Exoneration of Notorious Communist Spy Ethel Rosenberg Ethel Rosenberg and husband Julius Rosenberg, two of the most notorious spies in US history, were found guilty of conspiracy to commit espionage in 1951 and were sentenced to death. The Rosenbergs were accused passing top-secret information concerning the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. Snip In January 2017, before Barack Obama left office, Senator Elizabeth Warren sent the Democrat president a letter requesting a pardon for Ethel Rosenberg.
  • On Death Row For a Murder he Did Not Commit

    12/09/2019 5:47:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | December 9, 2019 | Rachel Alexander
    We often hear about inmates on death row who are exonerated after years behind bars, usually because the prosecution made procedural errors, or there wasn’t any DNA evidence to convincingly prove the person committed the crime. But what if it was made clear at the trial that someone else committed the murder, not the guy sentenced to death row? Patrick Bearup has been sitting behind bars for almost 17 years, sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit. He fell in with some bad people in his 20s. They told him to accompany them to the house of...