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The 21st Century Death Chamber: $100,000 for a Civilized Execution (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: U.S., Oklahoma, death chamber, death penalty, ethics, Human Rights, violence, society, death, sadness, law, rights, safety, news )

Carrie
- 68 days ago - theguardian.com
A tour of Oklahoma's state-of-the-art killing room unveils how the state spent thousands on restraints, an electric bed and medical equipment, but also how a theatre of transparency hides actual practices
Lawyers Demand Investigation of 'Horrifically Botched' Two Hour Execution in Arizona
Society & Culture  (tags: human rights, death penalty, botched execution, Joseph Wood, death, crime, ethics, humans, society, news, law, abuse, corruption )

Carrie
- 147 days ago - rawstory.com
Lawyers for a convicted double-murderer whose lethal injection in Arizona dragged on for two hours, while witnesses watched him gasping for breath and attorneys scrambled to halt the process, have called for an outside review of the "horrifically botched
Support Moratorium on the Death Penalty --- PLEASE SIGN!!
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, culture, death, ethics, law, rights, death penalty, Lockett, moratorium )

Lynn
- 223 days ago - forcechange.com
... justices to place a moratorium on the death penalty. With the recently botched execution of Clayton Lockett, the world saw how capricious and painful the execution can be.
What It Was Like Watching the Botched Oklahoma Execution (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Oklahoma, death penalty, witnesses, media, news, sadness, society, crime, ethics, government, rights )

Carrie
- 229 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The death penalty is favored by a majority of Americans, a number that has dropped significantly. But the actual act of executing people occurs far away from the population and the public eye, in small rooms and guarded facilities and witnessed by few.
Barbarians In Oklahoma
Society & Culture  (tags: Oklahoma, death penalty, botched, barbarism, Clayton Lockett, execution, execution drugs )

Angelika
- 231 days ago - esquire.com
I am saying this quite deliberately. The state of Oklahoma committed an act of fu... barbarism last night. It did so under the color of law, which makes every citizen of that benighted state complicit in the act of fu... barbarism.
Lethal Injection Leads to the Most Botched Executions
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, death penalty, lethal injection, torture, ethics, law, abuse, rights, sadness, society, safety, humans )

Carrie
- 232 days ago - thedailybeast.com
Last night the state of Oklahoma added to America's long history of botched executions when it attempted to execute Clayton Derrell Lockett by lethal injection.
Inmate Dies Following Botched Oklahoma Execution, Second Execution Delayed
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, death penalty, abuse, ethics, rights, safety, society, sadness, news, law )

Carrie
- 232 days ago - washingtonpost.com
An Oklahoma inmate who was supposed to be executed Tuesday instead died of a heart attack after the execution was botched, state officials said. Clayton Lockett's execution Tuesday night was halted about 20 minutes after it began.
Abolish the Death Penalty in New Hampshire - SIGN PLEASE !
Society & Culture  (tags: Death penalty, New Hampshire, Senate vote, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PETITION )

Angelika
- 259 days ago - takeaction.amnestyusa.org
Massive public pressure has helped end the death penalty in 18 states in recent years. You can help make New Hampshire next. Sign Amnesty's solidarity action calling for an end to the death penalty in New Hampshire.
Facing Death-Drug Shortages, State Lawmaker Considers Firing Squads
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, death penalty, society, ethics, humans, violence, politics, government, culture, death, crime )

Carrie
- 337 days ago - nationaljournal.com
Faced with shortages of death-penalty drugs, states for the past few years have explored more "creative" solutions to kill people. And now one Wyoming lawmaker is advocating for the return of the firing squad in his state.
Let's Put An End To The Executions
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, crime, ethics, death penalty, Florida, society, culture, murder, violence )

Carrie
- 338 days ago - nationalmemo.com
The execution of Thomas Knight last week is a textbook case for why Florida's dysfunctional death penalty should be scrapped.Here was a man whose guilt was never in doubt, whose crimes were cold-blooded, whose attitude remained remorseless and often...
Texas Is Running Out of Execution Drugs
Society & Culture  (tags: Texas, death penalty, phentobarbital, ethics, humans, government, society, violence, rights, law, culture, news )

Carrie
- 503 days ago - theatlanticwire.com
Texas has just one month's supply remaining of pentobarbital, the drug used in the most active death penalty chambers in the country. Whatever's left of the state's supply of the drug expires at the beginning of September.
As Many as 27 Death Penalty Convictions Based on Forensic Errors? There Could Be More to Come
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, crime, death penalty, society, FBI, sadness, rights, ethics )

Carrie
- 514 days ago - alternet.org
In an unprecedented federal review of old cases and whether or not authorities royally messed up with anything related to them, U.S. officials have said that they have uncovered as many as 27 potentially faulty death penalty convictions, mostly due...
Veto the Timely Justice Act - Please Sign
Society & Culture  (tags: Florida, Timely Justice Act, death penalty, governor Scott, human rights )

Angelika
- 557 days ago - org.salsalabs.com
Write to Florida Gov. Rick Scott today and urge him to veto the "Timely Justice Act", because Florida should not risk executing an innocent person! Like Juan Melendez, Florida had 23 more death row exonerees in the past.
URGENT - NEW CO Poll - Vote and Thank Governor Hickenlooper
Society & Culture  (tags: execution, death penalty, Denver, Colorado, Govn. Hickenlooper, clemency, reprieve, poll )

Angelika
- 573 days ago - denverpost.com
Yesterday was a historic day for death penalty repeal efforts in Colorado. Hickenlooper granted a reprieve for Nathan Dunlap, who was scheduled to be executed in August. Please show your support for the governor's actions by voting in this online poll!
URGENT Action Alert - Execution Impending
Society & Culture  (tags: execution, death penalty, Mississippi, Govn. Bryant, Dever, Colorado, Govn. Hickenlooper, clemency )

Angelika
- 594 days ago - salsa.democracyinaction.org
Last week the Mississippi Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision issued a ruling denying Willie Manning the ability to do DNA testing that could prove his innocence. Manning's execution is scheduled for May 7th.
 

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