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The Woman Who Watched 300 Executions in Texas
Offbeat  (tags: Execution, USA )

Linda
- 404 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Texas has executed far more people than any other US state, and one former employee of the state has watched hundreds of executions unfold. She speaks to Ben Dirs about the profound effect that had on her.
Nurse Edith Cavell and the British World War One Propaganda Campaign
Offbeat  (tags: Nurse, Execution, WW1, Germany, UK )


- 1342 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Early news reports, which inspired a number of propaganda postcards, incorrectly said Edith Cavell had fainted after refusing to wear a blindfold at her execution
Pennsylvania Governor Imposes Death Penalty Moratorium
Offbeat  (tags: Execution, Law, death penalty, Pennsylvania, USA )


- 1582 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
The newly-elected governor of the US state Pennsylvania has imposed a moratorium on the death penaltll
âEUR~Execution of Saddam Hussein WasnâEUR(TM)t About Justice, But About US Profits âEUR~
Offbeat  (tags: Saddam Hussein, Execution, Conflict, War, Iraq, Oil, Politics, Busines, USA )


- 1585 days ago - rt.com
The former Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein was not executed as justice for crimes he committed, but for his opposition to Wall Street, political analyst Caleb Maupin told RT. The auction to sell the piece of rope he was executed with proves that, Maupin says.
Texas Executes Man Despite Intellectual Disability, IQ of 67
Offbeat  (tags: execution, disability, Texas, USA )


- 1597 days ago - rt.com
The state of Texas executed Robert Ladd on Thursday via lethal injection, after the Supreme Court rejected arguments from the American Civil liberties Union (ACLU) that he was mentally impaired and ineligible for the death penalty.
'Mentally Ill' Texas Inmate Appeals Against Execution
Offbeat  (tags: inmate, execution, mentally ill, Texas, USA )


- 1656 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Lawyers for a schizophrenic Texas inmate set to be executed this week have called on the US Supreme Court to halt the lethal injection.
Georgia Carries Out First US Execution Since Botched Attempt
Offbeat  (tags: execution, Georgia, USA )


- 1822 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The US state of Georgia has carried out the first execution in the US since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April. Marcus Wellons, who raped and killed a 15-year-old in 1989, died by injection of a single drug late on Tuesday.
Oklahoma Lawmaker: I Don't Care If Death Row Inmates Are 'Fed To Lions'
Offbeat  (tags: Republican Rep. Mike Christian, fed to lions, execution, USA, Oklahoma, Lockett )

Sheryl
- 1866 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Oklahoma state Rep. Mike Christian (R), however, apparently sees no problem with Lockett's slow and painful death. Christian said that he doesn't care if inmates are killed by lethal injection, electrocution, a firing squad, guillotine, or fed to lions.
   

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