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  • Death Penalty Opposition: EU Set to Ban Export of Drug Used in US Executions

    12/12/2011 10:55:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 12/12/2011 | cgh — with wire reports
    Ever since January, when the Illinois-based pharmaceutical company Hospira elected to stop making a key ingredient in the lethal injection cocktail used by several US states to execute death-row inmates, the United States has been searching for alternative suppliers. As of Friday, obtaining the drug from the European Union will become much more difficult. According to a report published Monday in the daily Süddeutsche Zeitung, a new European Union regulation set to go into effect at the end of this week will prohibit the export of some barbituric acids unless a special permit has been issued. Among those chemicals on...
  • Free the Death Penalty

    12/11/2011 12:34:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | December 11, 2011 | Debra J. Saunders
    Imagine a democracy in which key players are committed to making sure that duly enacted laws don't work. These players slow things down. They hire confederates who also want to sabotage the system. Then they shrug and claim that though they want to enforce the law, success is impossible and, besides, prohibitively expensive. Maureen Faulkner has had to deal with forces opposed to the death penalty since her police officer husband, Daniel, was murdered Dec. 9, 1981. Philadelphia police found Faulkner fatally wounded and Mumia Abu-Jamal with a bullet wound in his chest, his own handgun and five spent shell...
  • (Saudi) Man Could Receive Death Penalty for Adultery with Ex-Wife

    12/10/2011 2:58:42 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | Dec. 9, 2011 | Katerina Nikolas
    Man could receive death penalty for adultery with ex-wife Jeddah- Under strict sharia law a Saudi man could be stoned to death for committing adultery with his ex-wife, who was unaware he had divorced her. A Saudi woman has demanded that her ex-husband receive the strictest punishment under sharia law, for committing adultery with her. In a bizarre tale the Saudi man divorced his wife without letting her know, yet continued to have sex with her. The woman had no inkling they were no longer man and wife. Emirates 247 reported that four months after divorcing his wife, the man...
  • Man Sentenced to Death in Connecticut Home Invasion

    12/09/2011 12:50:58 PM PST · by ColdOne · 50 replies ^ | 12/9/11 | AP
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – DEVELOPING: A jury has condemned a Connecticut man to death for killing a woman and her two daughters in a 2007 attack in their suburban home. The jury deliberated over the span of five days before returning the verdict against Joshua Komisarjevsky. His accomplice, Steven Hayes, is already on death row. The two men were convicted of killing Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters, ages 17 and 11
  • One-month-old baby with every rib broken fighting for its life

    12/03/2011 11:30:43 AM PST · by UKrepublican · 47 replies
    A man and a woman have been arrested after one-month-old baby was allegedly raped and battered. The tiny child had a heart attack brought on by his injuries and is fighting for his life. He was rushed to Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford, Kent, on Thursday at 7am, but was transferred to London's King's College Hospital after having a cardiac arrest there.
  • Is This Conservatism ?

    12/02/2011 4:25:27 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 49 replies · 1+ views
    My Undying Opposition To Ron Paul's Candidacy | 12/2/11 | Alan Levy
    One of my many, many pet peeves is the following statement, which is often said by some Paultard stoned out of his mind on some drug or another: "Ron Paul is the only Conservative running for President!" To me, this is is like fingernails on a chalkboard or watching the latest offering from the FOX Neocon Channel (FNC). Let's take a look at some of RuPaul's (H/T: Mark Levin) "Conservative" thoughts. Let's put this moronic theory to the test, shall we ? *********************************** "I don't think it's very good sign for civilization to still be invoking the death penalty. ....
  • A Response to Oregon's Governor on Capital Punishment

    11/29/2011 7:24:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | November 29, 2011 | Dennis Prager
    The governor of Oregon, John Kitzhaber, announced last week that he would not allow any more executions in his state during his time in office. Kitzhaber, a Democrat, gave five reasons for his decision. My response follows each one. 1. "I refuse to be part of this compromised and inequitable system any longer." This has become one of the most frequently offered reasons for objecting to capital punishment -- that because the system is not equitable, no murderer should be put to death. This is a reason that is devoid of reason. If a system is not equitable, you don't...
  • Triple killer Rhoades executed in Idaho

    11/18/2011 10:44:15 AM PST · by verum ago · 19 replies
    Spokesman-Review ^ | 11/18/11 | Betsy Z Russel
    BOISE - Triple murderer Paul Ezra Rhoades was executed this morning despite repeated last-minute appeals, in Idaho’s first execution since 1994 and only its second since 1957. “The time of death is 9:15,” Mountain time, Idaho Department of Corrections spokesman Jeff Ray announced. “The procedures are complete.” In his final words, Rhoades took responsibility for one of the murders, but not the other two. A friend of the family of one of the victims, who was in the chamber witnessing the execution, said, “The devil has gone home.” Unlike the last person executed in Idaho, double murderer Keith Eugene Wells,...
  • Manson acolyte 'Tex' Watson denied parole

    11/16/2011 4:06:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | November 16, 2011 | CNN Staff
    (CNN) -- Charles Denton "Tex" Watson, one of the chief participants in the Manson Family murders in the summer of 1969, will stay in prison at least another five years, the California Board of Parole Hearings announced Wednesday. Watson, 65, was denied parole for the 16th time, the board said, and will not be considered again until 2016.
  • Postscript to LA Times op-ed on capital punishment: What if an innocent is executed?

    11/01/2011 1:33:57 PM PDT · by T.Bourne · 17 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | October 29, 2011 | David Rivkin and Andrew Grossman
    What if the state executes an innocent person? David B. Rivkin Jr. and Andrew Grossman respond to question regarding their Op-Ed article defending capital punishment.
  • The death penalty: valid yet targeted

    10/27/2011 9:52:42 AM PDT · by american_steve · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | October 26, 2011 | David B. Rivkin Jr. and Andrew Grossman
    No serious constitutional argument can be made against the death penalty. The endless campaigns to ban it cost taxpayers millions to defend. By David B. Rivkin Jr. and Andrew Grossman On the September night that the state of Georgia put Troy Davis to death, a crowd of several hundred gathered at the Supreme Court in Washington to protest America's continued practice of capital punishment. But they were in the wrong place. The protesters should have assembled 600 miles southeast, in Atlanta.
  • Jury recommends death for Home Depot killer (Orange County, CA)

    10/26/2011 9:33:02 PM PDT · by TheDon · 21 replies
    A convicted killer raised his eyebrows and pursed his lips Wednesday when an Orange County jury announced that he should receive the death penalty for gunning down the manager of a Tustin Home Depot during a botched robbery in 2007. A jury of six men and six women deliberated for five hours before deciding that death was the appropriate penalty for Jason Russell Richardson, 40, convicted last year of first-degree murder plus special circumstances for the shooting death of Tom Egan, who was trying to protect his employees when he was shot in the stomach Feb. 9, 2007. ...
  • Convicted killer Gary Sampson gets new trial

    10/20/2011 8:36:35 PM PDT · by massmike · 5 replies ^ | 10/20/2011 | Associated Press
    A federal judge on Thursday threw out the death penalty against a man convicted of killing three people in Massachusetts and New Hampshire during a weeklong crime spree in 2001 and ordered a new trial. Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ruled that Gary Sampson was denied his constitutional right to have his sentence decided by an impartial jury and that he is "entitled to a new trial to determine whether the death penalty is justified in his case." Sampson, a drifter who was raised in Abington, pleaded guilty to carjacking two Massachusetts men after each picked him up hitchhiking....
  • Terror Victims' Org to Launch Death Sentence Campaign

    10/20/2011 6:27:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/10/11 | Gil Ronen
    Terror victims' group Almagor demanded Thursday that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak immediately publish the conclusions of the Shamgar Committee, which was appointed to set rules for cases in which soldiers and/or civilian citizens are abducted by the enemy. Its conclusions have not yet been made public because the committee met after the Shalit abduction and did not want to influence activity that might have already begun to free him. The group also announced plans for a new campaign calling for a return to the spirit of Yoni Netanyahu, brother of the prime minister. Yoni was...
  • Hot Air exclusive: Perry raises $17.1 million in Q3

    10/05/2011 5:51:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 5, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    A source on the Rick Perry campaign tells Hot Air that the Texas governor conducted some Texas-size fundraising in the third quarter. Coming in just a little over halfway through, Perry raised $17.1 million. That number would put Perry somewhere between $4-6 million ahead of Mitt Romney’s rumored total for Q3, according to this report last week from the Boston Globe. It’s also likely to far outpace Herman Cain’s fundraising or that of the other Republicans currently in the race. The pace is even more impressive. Perry had 49 days in which to raise funds, rather than the full 92...
  • Fla. Man Executed Amid Injection Controversy

    09/28/2011 8:24:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 28, 2011
    A Florida man convicted of killing a police officer during a traffic stop 33 years ago has been executed at the Florida State Prison. The governor's office said Manuel Valle was pronounced dead at 7:14 p.m. Wednesday. He was the first Florida prisoner to be executed with a new mix of lethal drugs. Valle fatally shot Coral Gables officer Louis Pena in 1978. He also shot fellow officer Gary Spell, who was saved by his bulletproof vest.
  • Miami-Dade cop killer scheduled for 4 pm execution

    09/28/2011 8:43:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 28, 2011 | Associated Press
    RAIFORD— A Florida man convicted of shooting a police officer to death during a traffic stop in 1978 is scheduled to be executed Wednesday. Barring an 11th-hour stay, Manuel Valle, 61, is set to become the first prisoner to die from the state's newly revised mix of lethal drugs. The concoction has been challenged, twice delaying the death sentence.
  • "You'll Swing for This!" Thoughts on the Execution of Troy Davis

    09/25/2011 8:30:44 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 18 replies ^ | 09-26-11 | stolinsky
      “You’ll Swing for This!” Thoughts on the Execution of Troy Davis David C. Stolinsky Sept. 26, 2011 On Sept. 21, Georgia executed convicted murderer Troy Davis by lethal injection. Twenty-two years ago, Davis murdered police officer Mark MacPhail. After shooting Officer MacPhail, Davis stood over him and shot him again. Predictably, MacPhail’s name was mentioned much less often than the murderer’s name, and there were demonstrations for the murderer but none for MacPhail. For details read Ann Coulter, who is an attorney and − unlike other commentators − actually reviewed the transcript. If opponents of capital punishment claim...
  • Vietnam: Lethal injections to replace guns in November

    09/25/2011 2:07:03 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 8 replies
    Vietnam will officially carry out lethal injections from November this year to replace firing squads in the implementation of death penalties, according to a new government decree. According to the decree, issued for the implementation of the Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments and signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on September 16, local provincial authorities must build lethal injection facilities. The Ministry of Health will be responsible for supplying the chemicals used in lethal injections, including the barbiturate anesthetic Sodium thiopental, muscle relaxant Pancuronium bromide and Potassium chloride – the three chemicals most common in lethal injection combination...
  • Why Death Penalty Opponents Can't Win

    09/24/2011 7:15:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies ^ | September 24, 2011 | Jonah Goldberg
    On Wednesday, two men were lawfully executed. Both insisted they were innocent. If you've been watching the news or following Kim Kardashian's tweets, you've likely heard of one of these men, Troy Davis. The other death penalty "victim," Lawrence Russell Brewer, was until this week the more significant convicted murderer. Brewer was one of the racist goons who infamously tied James Byrd to the back of their truck and dragged him to death in Texas. The case became a touchstone in the 2000 presidential race because then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush had refused to sign a "hate crimes" law. The...