Why I’ve withdrawn my support for the death penalty.

Originally posted on Vancitydissident's Blog:
For nearly the first forty-five years of my life, I believed in the death penalty. Some things—child rape, premeditated murder, terrorism, serial rape and the trafficking of certain drugs in massive quantities—were simply so horrible and corrosive to society that only death was a fitting punishment. In fact, it’s…

North Carolina brothers pardoned, including one on death row for 3 decades

Originally posted on myfox8.com:
RALEIGH, N.C. — Two brothers, one of whom spent three decades on death row, were pardoned Thursday in the 1983 rape and killing of a girl, clearing the way for them to receive $750,000 in compensation from the state. Gov. Pat McCrory’s pardons for Henry McCollum and his half-brother Leon…

Scalia’s perfect capital-punishment case falls apart | MSNBC

Originally posted on digger666:
via Scalia’s perfect capital-punishment case falls apart | MSNBC. The lethal injection chamber of the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls on Oct. 9, 2012. Photo by Amber Hunt/AP ? ? Scalia’s perfect capital-punishment case falls apart 06/05/15 By Steve Benen A little over two decades ago, Supreme Court Justice Antonin…

Undertaker describes tending to bodies of executed people

Originally posted on Nutrition for Your Daily Knowledge:
Suhendro Putro. Photo source: Daily Telegraph How did I feel? Of course I was sad … we and they knew what day it was going to happen, only not the time. We were all sad, but what could we do? – Undertaker Suhendro Putro Cilacap (ABC News/ Louise Milligan):…