Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $54,271
61%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 61%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: deathpenalty

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Condemned Inmate Wants Steak, Chicken, Pork Chop for Last Meal

    05/11/2017 8:44:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Thursday, May 11, 2017 | Rhonda Cook
    J.W. Ledford, who is schueduled to be executed Tuesday, has asked for a high-calorie last meal with three kinds of meat. The Department of Corrections on Thursday released Ledford’s requested menu: filet mignon wrapped in bacon with pepper Jack cheese, large French fries, 10 chicken tenders with sauce, fried pork chop, bloomin’ onion, pecan pie with vanilla ice cream, sherbert and Sprite. Ledford has filed a petition for clemency and the State Board of Pardons and Paroles will hear from his lawyers and advocates on Monday. He also has a complaint pending in federal court in Atlanta, saying a death...
  • I'm not a monster': Killer tells the woman who saw him rape and murder her mother 22 years ago....

    04/24/2017 9:12:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 59 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 24, 2017 | STAFF
    FULL TITLE: I'm not a monster': Killer tells the woman who saw him rape and murder her mother 22 years ago 'I'm sorry' in sickening plea for forgiveness as he is put to death in America's first double execution in 17 years Arkansas executed two death row inmates on Monday night in America’s first double execution in 17 years. The first inmate to be put to death was Jack H. Jones, Jr, 52, who received a lethal injection after delivering a two-minute final statement - during which he told his victim's daughter 'I'm sorry' 22 years after she watched him...
  • Killer who murdered a cheerleader and two others APOLOGIZES for his 'senseless' crimes....

    04/28/2017 8:34:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 28, 2017 | Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com and Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: Killer who murdered a cheerleader and two others APOLOGIZES for his 'senseless' crimes and convulses on the execution gurney - as he becomes the last Arkansas inmate to be put to death before drug expires A man put to death in Arkansas over the murder of a cheerleader and two others was left lurching and convulsing on the execution gurney before he died. Kenneth Williams, 38, was given the lethal injection on Thursday after legal motions delayed the procedure for more than two hours. The executed murderer was the fourth and final inmate to be put to death...
  • Gorsuch Puts Down The Left’s Serial Rapist

    04/27/2017 4:44:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 79 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 4-27-2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    A few months after lefty activists crowded Washington D.C. for the Women's March, activists from many of those same organizations went to bat for a serial rapist and murderer. Ledell Lee's victims were all women.  While he was on trial for the rape and murder of Debra Reese, the testimony of three of his rape victims was presented. Lee had made a habit of knocking on doors and asking to borrow some tools to see whether a woman's husband might be home. Debra Reese called her mother and told her that a strange man had tried to borrow some tools....
  • Neil Gorsuch and the State’s Power to Kill (BARF)

    04/25/2017 10:28:05 AM PDT · by DFG · 29 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 04/21/2017 | Times Editorial Board
    It’s not entirely fair to judge a Supreme Court justice based on his first vote. Urgent matters arise unexpectedly, and the court must sometimes act quickly. Still, it’s worth paying special attention to Justice Neil Gorsuch’s vote late Thursday night to deny a stay of execution for Ledell Lee, an Arkansas man who was sentenced to death in 1995 for murdering a woman named Debra Reese with a tire thumper. After Justice Gorsuch, along with the four other conservative justices, denied his final appeal without explanation, Mr. Lee, who maintained his innocence until the end, was executed by lethal injection....
  • Is It “UnChristian” to Execute 8 Murderers?

    04/25/2017 6:42:20 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 54 replies
    Rapture Forums ^ | 4/24/17 | Bryan Fischer
    The Bible clearly supports the death penalty for those who commit cold-blooded murder. At one point, Arkansas was scheduled to put eight murderers to death in 11 days, before its lethal injection drug reaches its expiration date. Is this, as many are arguing, an unChristian thing to do? A piece in Christian Today includes this incendiary headline, “Christian campaigners horrified by Arkansas execution.” This headline is written as if that is the only acceptable “Christian” position to take. The article makes reference to “the state’s rush to the death chamber,” apparently mindless of the plain legal fact that these men...
  • Florida’s First Black State Attorney Received A Noose In The Mail

    04/23/2017 11:44:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | April 21, 2017 | Andy Campbell
    Aramis Ayala is no stranger to hate. As the first African-American elected to state attorney in Florida and a controversial prosecutor ― known for her refusal to seek the death penalty in an aggressive capital punishment state ― she’s had to field plenty of racist and ugly rhetoric from her neighbors. But Ayala, who serves Osceola and Orange counties, doesn’t back down when she’s the victim of a crime. In March, she received two racist letters over two weeks, one of which contained a noose made of twine, her office confirmed to The Huffington Post. Calling the package a hate...
  • Johnny Depp's Anti-Death Penalty Protesting Would Not Be Endorsed by His Hero, Che

    04/23/2017 6:47:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    Johnny Depp (who idolizes mass-executioner Che Guevara) protests capital punishment in Arkansas!“LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Johnny Depp joined death-penalty opponents gathered on the front steps of Arkansas' Capitol here Friday to protest the state's plan to execute seven inmates before the end of the month.”In this week’s “you can’t possibly make this stuff up!” department Hollywood’s “intellectual heavyweight” Johnny Depp showed up in Arkansas to protest the state’s death penalty.This probably strikes some folks as a perfectly well-intentioned and reasonable humanitarian endeavor. Problem is, this same Johnny Depp has made a career of idolizing the mass- murderer and war-monger Ernesto...
  • Highlights of the Anti Death Penalty Rally in Arkansas with Damien Echols & Johnny Depp

    04/21/2017 10:15:29 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 12 replies
    my video footage | me
    A coalition of several groups opposed to the death penalty protested against 7 executions scheduled in the State of Arkansas. The rally was held at the Arkansas State Capitol on Friday April 14th. The 2 main guest speakers were West Memphis 3 suspect Damien Nichols and Movie Star Johnny Depp. Due to multiple lawsuits regarding the Death Penalty, executions by the state have been restricted to lethal injection and only with certain government approved drugs. Opponents of the death penalty claim that 1 and 10 criminals executed are innocent. Many activists also advocate for therapy of those on death row....
  • With Gorsuch’s Vote, Supreme Court Allows Arkansas to Execute Ledell Lee

    04/21/2017 8:09:51 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 59 replies
    Slate ^ | April 21, 2017 | Mark Joseph Stern
    On Thursday night, Arkansas executed Ledell Lee—the state’s first execution in 12 years. Lee is one of eight men whom Arkansas originally planned to kill over 11 days before one drug in the three-drug lethal injection cocktail expires. Four of these men have received stays of execution, but Lee’s final plea to the U.S. Supreme Court was rejected by a 5–4 vote. Justice Neil Gorsuch cast the deciding vote allowing Lee to die. It was his first vote cast as a justice of the court.
  • Arkansas executes death row inmate Ledell Lee

    04/21/2017 7:54:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    cnn ^ | April 21, 2017 | Dakin Andone and Faith Karimi, CNN
    (CNN)Arkansas executed convicted murderer Ledell Lee, the state's first inmate put to death in more than a decade. Lee, 51, was administered the lethal injection at 11:44 p.m. local time on Thursday (12:44 a.m. ET). He was pronounced dead 12 minutes later.
  • Two Arkansas inmates set to die Thursday in double execution both claim they are innocent

    04/19/2017 8:14:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 19, 2017 | Associated Press and Jordan Gass-Poore for Dailymail.com
    Lawyers for Arkansas inmates condemned to die Thursday in a planned double execution are claiming they are innocent and one of them says advanced DNA techniques could show he didn't kill a woman in 1993. Their strategy to win stays of execution is in marked contrast to the first two inmates who faced the death chamber in Arkansas and were spared Monday by arguing they should not be put to death because of mental health issues. Arkansas officials are vowing to press ahead with the Thursday executions despite the setback to plans to resume capital punishment after a 12-year hiatus.
  • Arkansas Supreme Court blocks planned executions, prompting state challenge

    04/17/2017 8:50:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    washington post ^ | April 17, 2017 | Mark Berman
    On the eve of what Arkansas officials hoped would be the state’s first executions in more than a decade, they faced off with death-row inmates in multiple legal battles over whether some or any of the lethal injections would take place as scheduled. At the heart of the fight is an unprecedented flurry of executions that have pushed Arkansas to the forefront of the American death penalty at a time when states are increasingly retreating from the practice. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) scheduled eight lethal injections to take place over an 11-day window, a pace unmatched in the modern...
  • After barring executions, Arkansas judge attends anti-death-penalty rally

    04/16/2017 9:41:55 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 60 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 15, 2017 | Andrew Demillo
    After barring Arkansas from executing eight inmates in rapid succession because of a dispute over how it obtained one of its execution drugs, Judge Wendell Griffen went to an anti-death penalty rally, where he made a stir by lying down on a cot and binding himself as though he were a condemned man on a gurney. Griffen's participation in Friday's protest outside the governor's mansion sparked outrage among death penalty supporters, including Republican lawmakers who described it as judicial misconduct and potential grounds for Griffen's removal from the bench.
  • A question for liberals: if euthanasia is “painless,” how can lethal injection be "painful"?

    04/15/2017 3:35:12 AM PDT · by grundle · 29 replies
    wordpress ^ | April 15, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    I have a question for liberals: if you think that euthanasia for medical patients is “painless,” then why do you say that lethal injections for convicted murderers is “painful”? For as long as I can remember, liberals have supported legalization of euthanasia for consenting adult medical patients. As a libertarian, I agree with liberals on this issue.Also for as long as I can remember, liberals have been opposed to the death penalty. As a libertarian, I also agree with liberals on this issue.However, unlike liberals, I believe that euthanasia for medical patients and lethal injections for convicted murderers, have an...
  • Arkansas wants to kill inmates with drugs for the living

    04/14/2017 9:50:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 14, 2017 9:24 PM EDT | Kelly P. Kissel
    When administered as their manufacturers intend, the three drugs Arkansas could use in lethal injections next week — if courts allow the executions to proceed — are key products of the pharmaceutical industry. They produce amnesia for patients heading into medical procedures, relax muscles to the point that they don’t interfere with knife-wielding surgeons and regulate heart rhythms in cardiac patients. A state judge ruled Friday that Arkansas cannot inject inmates with the muscle relaxant currently on hand until he addresses a complaint that prison officials obtained the drug improperly. He set a hearing for Tuesday; the executions were due...
  • Mississippi high court: Execution plans can be kept secret

    04/13/2017 6:51:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 13, 2017 5:46 PM EDT | Jeff Amy
    Mississippi’s Supreme Court says the state doesn’t have to publicly disclose details of how it carries out executions. Thursday’s 7-2 decision dismisses a lawsuit that sought the release of Mississippi’s plans for executions and acquiring lethal drugs. In the lawsuit, the Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center argued the Mississippi Department of Corrections wasn’t disclosing enough information. …
  • Florida prosecutor who refuses to seek death penalty has most of her murder cases reassigned

    04/04/2017 5:15:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 4, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    Remember when we talked about Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala last month? She was assigned the case of Markeith Loyd, a man whose many crimes included executing a police officer in cold blood. Without any warning of her position while running for that office, Aramis declared that she would not seek the death penalty in Loyd’s trial and, just to put some icing on the cake, announced that she wouldn’t be taking that step for any criminals, no matter how heinous their deeds. That got her into a confrontation with Governor Rick Scott (along with an army of enraged constituents)...
  • Bloody Arkansas

    03/31/2017 12:03:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2017 | Paul Greenberg
    It's easy enough to be in favor of the death penalty for abstract reasons. There's revenge, for one, which goes under the alias of justice. There's obedience to the letter of the law rather than its spirit. There are at least as many reasons to favor the death penalty in legalistic debate as there are prisoners waiting to be lined up and killed, all of whom have names, families, friends and a grave waiting to receive their lifeless bodies once they're put to death: --Don Davis and Bruce Earl Ward, whose executions have been set for April 17. --Ledelle Lee...
  • Execution statute, with firing squad, heads to Miss governor

    03/28/2017 5:05:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 28, 2017 7:56 PM EDT | Sarah Smith and Jeff Amy
    Lawmakers want Mississippi to change how it handles executions, with changes meant to overcome legal challenges to execution drugs, and possibly allow the state to use electrocution and the firing squad as death penalty methods. The Senate agreed on Tuesday to changes to HB 638, sending it to Gov. Phil Bryant for his approval or veto after the House agreed Monday. The measure lists four preferred execution methods. The first is lethal injection using a three-drug mixture. After that, in order, the bill specifies poison gas, electrocution and firing squad as execution methods. The bill is a response to lawsuits...