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Jul 26 2019
The federal government will begin using the death penalty for the first time in 15 years, attorney general William Barr announced Thursday. The penalty will resume with the execution of five death row inmates starting in September.
Most outlets reported similarly on this news regardless of political leanings. Some reports included detailed descriptions of the five people set forNational Review Time Magazine Associated Press
Mar 22 2020
Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, is a government-sanctioned practice whereby a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime. The sentence ordering that someone be punished in such a manner is referred to as a death sentence, whereas the act of carrying out such a sentence is known as an execution. A prisoner who has been sentenced to death and is awaitingWikipedia
Dec 16 2021
More than half of the states in the US have either abolished the death penalty or have formal suspensions in place, as the country’s use of the brutal punishment continues to wither on the vine.
When Virginia became the first southern state to scrap capital punishment in March, it raised to 23 the number of states that have abolished the practice outright. In a further three states,The Guardian
Aug 13 2020
Capital punishment is a legal penalty in the United States, currently used by 28 states, the federal government, and the military. Its existence can be traced to the beginning of the American colonies. The United States is the only developed Western nation that applies the death penalty regularly. It is one of 55 countries worldwide applying it, and was the first to developWikipedia
Aug 13 2020
We know that, together, we can end the death penalty everywhere. Every day, people are executed and sentenced to death by the state as punishment for a variety of crimes – sometimes for acts that should not be criminalized. In some countries, it can be for drug-related offences, in others it is reserved for terrorism-related acts and murder.
Some countries execute people who were underAmnesty International
May 30 2019
The New Hampshire Senate voted to pass the 'anti-death penalty' bill, overriding the Governor's veto, Thursday. The New Hampshire House had already passed the bill again to override Governor Chris Sununu's veto, however, today's motion would allow the bill to become law. The bill passed by the smallest possible margin in both chambers; sixteen to eight in the upper house, with both RepublicansThe Guardian The Hill Reason
May 24 2022
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday went after the Catholic Church for what she characterized as its hypocritical position when it comes to the politics of life and death.
Pelosi, a practicing Catholic, was recently barred by the archbishop of San Francisco from taking communion for her support of abortion rights, which the church considers to be homicide at all stages fromThe Hill
Aug 20 2015
1,188 people were executed in the US from 1977 through 2009, primarily by means of lethal injection. Most death penalty cases involve the execution of murderers although capital punishment can also be applied for treason, espionage, and other crimes.ProCon.org
Aug 13 2020
Since our nation's founding, the government -- colonial, federal, and state -- has punished a varying percentage of arbitrarily-selected murders with the ultimate sanction: death.
More than 14,000 people have been legally executed since colonial times, most of them in the early 20th Century. By the 1930s, as many as 150 people were executed each year. However, public outrage and legalACLU