LAPD Intentionally burn Chris Dorner Alive "Street Justice" Waco 2.0.You can here officers on the live police scanner saying "Get the gas" and "Burn it down"
A Southern California teenager who was fatally shot while handcuffed by police last Wednesday.....
Like most death rows in the United States, the prisoners in Angola are treated as living dead things: they are going to be executed so why bother rehabilitating them? He watched as two of his fellow inmates were taken away to the death chamber, tryin
Anthony Graves was wrongly convicted and sent to death row based largely on the testimony of an alleged accomplice in the fiery murders of 6 people. The accomplice later admitted he was the lone killer. 10 years later Graves was exonerated.
Ugandan lawmakers removed the death penalty from an anti-LGBT bill set to be debated by the country’s parliament next week, the BBC reported Saturday.
then insisted on approving every new name on an expanding “kill list,” poring over terrorist suspects’ biographies on what one official calls the macabre “baseball cards” of an unconventional war. When a rare op
A North Korean army minister was executed with a mortar round for reportedly drinking and carousing during the official mourning period after Kim Jong-il's death.
Terrance Williams has spent the last 26 years on Pennsylvania's death row for the June 1984 beating death of Amos Norwood. Philadelphia Daily News reports, “Williams' defense team argued in an emergency evidentiary hearing that Norwood molested Wil
A little after 4 a.m. on July 21, 1996, Damon Thibodeaux, a deckhand on a Mississippi River workboat, cracked at the end of a nine-hour interrogation and confessed to the brutal rape and murder of his 14-year-old step-cousin, Crystal Champagne.
China sentenced the wife of fallen Politburo member Bo Xilai to death on Monday but suspended her execution, setting the stage for a possible final purge of Bo himself in a scandal that has shaken Beijing ahead of a leadership transition.
A medically diagnosed “mentally retarded” prisoner will be executed by lethal injection in Texas on Tuesday, even though it violates the US Constitution.
Convicted murderer Gary Haugen has rejected clemency of Oregon governor John Kitzhaber, and says he wants to die.
A divided Supreme Court on Monday said states may not impose on juvenile murderers mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole. The 5 to 4 ruling said such mandatory sentences offend the constitution’s prohibition of cruel and unusu
“It is evident to this court that the Legislature has abdicated its responsibility and passed to the executive branch, in this case the (Arkansas Department of Correction), the unfettered discretion to determine all protocol and procedures, most nota
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has saved Florida taxpayers a whopping $200,000 . . . by eliminating the state’s two-year-old Innocence Commission. This would be the state that has seen 12 DNA exonerations since the onset of DNA testing, and 23 exoneratio
The evidence is in: the US criminal justice system produces wrongful convictions on an industrial scale – with fatal results
The book sets out in precise and shocking detail how an innocent man was sent to his death on 8 December 1989, courtesy of the state of Texas. Los Tocayos Carlos: An Anatomy of a Wrongful Execution, is based on six years of intensive detective work b
A death penalty case long surrounded by questions has been brought to the surface again, with a new report suggesting that the 1989 execution of Carlos DeLuna killed an innocent man. DeLuna's is not the first case to raise such red flags.
Connecticut abolished the death penalty on Wednesday, but the repeal will not affect 11 people still on death row, including two men convicted over a gruesome 2007 “home invasion” attack.
Question to appear on November ballot after more than 500,000 people signed up to back the proposal.
Connecticut has become the 17th state to repeal the death penalty, with lawmakers voting 86-62 on the measure after a marathon debate that stretched into the night and revived memories of some of the state's most heinous crimes. Gov. Dannel Malloy
The year was 1978, and the California ballot bristled with initiatives for everything from banning gay teachers to cracking down on indoor smoking. Proposition 7, sailed through: expanding the state’s death penalty law to make it among the toughest a
The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that an Alabama death row inmate who missed a filing deadline thanks to a mix-up in the mailroom of a prominent New York law firm must be given another chance.
Over the weekend, struggling Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson reminded MSNBC viewers that GOP frontrunner Newt Gingrich had once to called to punish some drug offenders with death.
With the continuing collapse of the pyramidal power structure with which political systems exercise their defining monopoly on the use of violence, governments have had to scramble to reinforce their coercive authority
Florida State Rep. Brad Drake is taking heat for suggesting the state bring back the firing squad. He’s actually sort of right. But as is usually the case when a politician says something sort of sensible, he’s right in ways he didn’t really intend.
While the Troy Davis execution was awful because there were significant doubts about his guilt, and the Willingham execution because there has since been an overwhelming consensus among forensic arson experts that he was convicted with junk science,
Cory R. Maples is facing execution because his lawyers got lost in the mail. At oral argument in his case this morning, Justice Antonin Scalia found himself all alone in thinking that was OK. Yet it is Scalia who notes, toward the end of the hourlong
A Texas man imprisoned for 25 years in the beating death of his wife will walk free this week after new DNA evidence linked another man to the crime, the prosecutor told Reuters on Monday. Michael Morton was expected to be exonerated in the 1986 m
Thousands of people packed a church in Georgia on Saturday for the funeral of Troy Davis, who was executed for the murder of a police officer in a case that drew world attention because of claims by his advocates that he was innocent.