Tag Archives: capital punishment

PA to execute man who killed his sexual abuser

TweetChild advocates, former prosecutors, mental health professionals, former jury members, and the victim’s widow are asking for clemency for a survivor of child sexual abuse who killed his abuser and is scheduled to be executed October 3. Terrance “Terry” Williams was raised by a physically violent mother and was first raped at the age of 6, [...]
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Support the death penalty? Then you support executing the innocent

TweetI am vehemently, philosophically opposed to the death penalty. Even if our criminal justice system were not racist, classist, and unfair, I’d be against the death penalty. Even if we somehow had a way to ensure that we only executed people we knew were guilty, I’d be against it. But I respect the position of [...]
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Capital punishment: doesn’t work and takes place mostly in Texas

TweetThe Economist has mapped out all the executions that have taken place in the United States since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. Not surprisingly, as Think Progress points out, “[o]ver one-third of all executions during this period took place in Texas, for a total of 481 people killed by that state. Of the [...]
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A moment of silence

Tweet “Thank you for supporting me and my family I have been truly blessed by god through you all. Thank you for showing solidarity and continuing the good fight for humanity.” -Troy Davis, in an interview conducted just last weekend by Davis’ cousin E. Red. Last night, Troy Davis was executed by lethal injection at [...]
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