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  • Capital Punishment: A Defense of Justice

    01/08/2018 6:05:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | January 8, 2018 | Jack Kerwick
    Not all that long ago, conservatives, including and especially conservative intellectuals, argued vigorously in favor of the death penalty. However, along with other several other moral-cultural issues in which they once took an interest, issues like abortion, euthanasia, and “gay marriage,” to note but a few, the topic of the death penalty is one in which contemporary conservatives appear to have little interest. This is just one of the many crucial respects in which the conservative movement has gone off the rails, for a society that abolishes the death penalty is a less just society for doing so. Thought it...
  • ACLU to represent American detained overseas as enemy combatant

    01/06/2018 11:51:09 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 6, 2018 | Andrew Blake
    An American citizen detained overseas by the U.S. military has asked the American Civil Liberties Union to sue the Trump administration for holding him as an enemy combatant. The unidentified man spoke with ACLU attorneys this week and said they could challenge his detention in federal court, the ACLU wrote in a court filing entered Friday. “The Trump administration illegally denied an American his rights to access a lawyer and a court for nearly four months, but those efforts have finally failed,” said ACLU attorney Jonathan Hafetz. “Now that our client has secured the judicial review that the government attempted...
  • Parolee Fed 8-Year-Old Meth So He Could Rape Her

    01/06/2018 11:14:35 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 36 replies
    BlueLivesMatter ^ | 6 January 2018 | Holly Matkin
    Brett Pendleton raped an 8-year-old girl, and forced her to eat methamphetamine, police said. Washington, MO – A 48-year-old parolee confessed that he raped an 8-year-old girl, fed her methamphetamine, and forced her to smoke marijuana, police said on Wednesday. Brett Pendleton, 48, has been charged with sodomy and endangering the welfare of a child, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The incident occurred at an American Inn hotel on Jan. 1, Washington Police Department (WPD) Detective Betsey Schulze told KTVI. According to WPD Detective Sergeant Steve Sitzes, the child was Pendleton’s relative, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The girl’s mother...
  • EU blasts Israel over death penalty for terrorists bill

    01/03/2018 8:05:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 01/03/18 19:09 | David Rosenberg
    The European Union slammed Israel Wednesday, hours after a bill aimed at encouraging prosecutors to seek the death penalty for terrorist murderers passed its first hurdle in the Knesset. The Knesset voted 52 to 49 Wednesday in favor of a bill pushed by Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman’s Yisrael Beytenu party which would ease the conditions under which terrorists convicted of murder could be sentenced to death. […] Hours later, however, the European Union criticized the move and reiterated its opposition to the death penalty. “The death penalty is incompatible with human dignity,” a statement released by the EU read. “It...
  • Knesset to vote on death penalty for terrorists

    12/17/2017 5:02:06 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/17 | Hezki Baruch
    Following the demand of Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, the leaders of the coalition parties on Sunday evening approved the Yisrael Beytenu party’s bill mandating the death penalty for terrorists. The bill will be brought to a preliminary vote in the Knesset plenum. MK Robert Ilatov, Yisrael Beytenu Parliamentary Group Chairman, said, "Today is a historic day in the State of Israel. After years in which the Yisrael Beytenu party has been promoting the death penalty for terrorists and after it was rejected by the Knesset and the government, today the death penalty bill for terrorists has finally been approved by...
  • Moronic MSNBC Contributor Rips Trump For Not Demanding Death Penalty For Already Dead Vegas Shooter

    11/02/2017 4:21:12 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 22 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov. 2, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    On Thursday afternoon, Wall Street Journal reporter and MSNBC contributor Eli Stokols ripped into President Trump for not demanding the death penalty for already dead Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock.
  • The Modern Left and the New Death Penalty

    11/02/2017 12:02:07 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 9 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | November 1, 2017 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    It is well known that the modern Democratic party does not believe in the concept of capital punishment for crimes, even for the crimes long regarded as of a “capital” nature, such as murder, violent robbery, violent rape, and treason. They advocate jail time, preferably brief, in cozy, comfortable cells, of regulation size… and if there isn’t enough room, the Left mandates that the prisons be opened so the overflow can walk free, rather than be incarcerated for their crimes in harsh, uncomfortable surroundings. But this isn’t to say that the modern Left opposes the death penalty completely. In fact,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope ‘seems to be contradicting traditional teaching’ on death penalty

    10/14/2017 3:03:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 13, 2017 | Pete Baklinsk
    Pope Francis’ recent statements about the death penalty being “contrary to the Gospel” seem to be a departure from previous Catholic teaching, a Catholic professor says.  “When Pope Francis says that capital punishment is ‘in itself contrary to the Gospel,’ and ‘inadmissible … no matter how serious the crime,’ he seems to be contradicting traditional teaching,” said Dr. Edward Feser, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Pasadena City College in California, to LifeSiteNews.  Pope Francis made his controversial remarks during an October 11 speech to the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, which gathered to celebrate the 25th...
  • Pope Francis on the Death Penalty: Reversing the Constant Teaching of the Church?

    10/14/2017 1:37:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | October 12, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    The very credibility of the Magisterium, the teaching office of the Holy Catholic Church, depends upon its universality and constancy down through the Christian centuries, being based, as it is, on the Deposit of Faith: i.e., divine revelation, including the Gospel and the Commandments of God as explicated by the same Magisterium. The famous formula of St. Vincent of Lerins captures this essence of the Magisterium, describing it as: “quod ubique, quod semper, quod ab omnibus creditum est (“what has been believed everywhere, always, and by all”). Like God who does not change His mind, the Magisterium cannot reverse itself...
  • Pope: Catholic Guide Needs Updating on Death Penalty Issue

    10/11/2017 5:58:05 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 46 replies
    AP ^ | 10/10/17 | Nicole Winfield
    <p>VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis marked the 25th anniversary of a landmark compilation of Catholic teaching by saying Wednesday it should be changed to address an issue close to his heart: the death penalty.</p> <p>During an anniversary ceremony at the Vatican, Francis repeated his insistence that capital punishment is “inadmissible” under any circumstance. He said the death penalty violates the Gospel and amounts to the voluntary killing of a human life, which “is always sacred in the eyes of the creator.”</p>
  • The Latest: Ohio high court denies condemned killer appeal (10 AM execution)

    09/13/2017 6:27:16 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 26 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 9/13/17 | Star Tribune
    LUCASVILLE, Ohio — The Latest on the scheduled execution of a contemned Ohio killer (all times local): 8:55 a.m. The Ohio Supreme Court says it won't hear an appeal from a condemned killer who argues he shouldn't be put to death because of his age at the time of the crime. The court declined to halt a scheduled 10 a.m. Wednesday execution in a decision released about two hours before. Lawyers for death row inmate Gary Otte (OH'-tee) wanted the court to apply the ruling of a Kentucky court last month that found the death penalty unconstitutional for people who...
  • Mass Shooter....Spared Death Penalty as Judge Rules on Fallout From O.C. Jail Informant Scandal

    08/19/2017 9:35:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    ktla ^ | August 18, 2017 | Los Angeles Times and Chip Yost
    The so-called snitch scandal has led to the retrial of several convicted killers, sparked criticism of Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas and Sheriff Sandra Hutchens and led to a federal investigation. The county’s beleaguered law enforcement leaders received their most stinging rebuke yet on Friday, when Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals blocked prosecutors from pursuing the death penalty against a man who confessed to slaughtering eight people in a Seal Beach salon, ruling that the county’s mishandling of information regarding informants would prevent a fair trial.
  • An Amazing (And Gratifying) Discovery

    08/10/2017 10:46:07 AM PDT · by Gay State Conservative · 11 replies
    Harvard Magazine | January 2017 | Various
    My discovery
  • Man on the street interview: Do you Agree or Disagree with the Death Penalty?

    07/24/2017 5:52:37 PM PDT · by Trumpnation · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6-24-17 | JR
    This is a pretty unbiassed array of opinions actually. I think the answer is not necessarily either/or, but hey.
  • Something 'was not right' with execution, attorney says [Robert Melson; AL]

    06/10/2017 9:43:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 83 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 9, 2017 6:30 PM EDT | Kim Chandler
    A lawyer for an Alabama inmate put to death by lethal injection said Friday she is concerned his trembling limbs and labored breathing were an indication something “was not right” with the procedure. Robert Melson, 46, was pronounced dead at 10:27 p.m. CDT Thursday at a southwest Alabama prison, authorities said. Melson’s attorneys had filed a flurry of last-minute appeals seeking to stay the execution, arguing that the state planned to use a sedative that would not reliably render Melson unconscious before other drugs stopped his longs and heart. In December, an Alabama man coughed and heaved for the first...
  • The monumental idiocy of leaker Reality Leigh Winner

    06/10/2017 2:11:02 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 53 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jun 9, 2017, 2:26 PM | Becket Adams
    The online news outlet that unwittingly outed the Georgia woman who has since admitted to providing them with classified National Security Agency documents may not be the dumbest entity in this story. Reality Winner, 25, whose top-secret clearance gave her access to the now-leaked NSA information, has been coaching family members via jailhouse phone calls, which are monitored, on how to manipulate investigators and the press, according to prosecutors. Her plan, they said, is to portray herself as some sort of scared, doe-eyed neophyte.
  • 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 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 ^ | 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....