In 2012, Number of New Death Sentences Remained Near Historic Low

By: Thursday December 20, 2012 11:42 am

(photo: Truthout.org ) A year-end report from the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) indicates the “number of new death sentences in 2012 was the second lowest since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976.” The number remained near the historic low number of death sentences in 2011. Seventy-eight people were sentenced to death in the United States. States that [...]

The State-Sanctioned Killing of Troy Davis

By: Thursday September 22, 2011 12:17 am

(photo: Truthout.org ) Was it when it was after 10 pm and the Supreme Court still hadn’t issued a decision? Was it when the Supreme Court issued a “temporary reprieve” instead of a stay of execution and left people emotionally on edge outside the prison? Or was it when there was an abrupt flurry of [...]

Troy Davis’ Scheduled Execution: Democracy Now! Broadcasts from Georgia Prison

By: Wednesday September 21, 2011 4:59 pm

Watch live streaming video from democracynow at livestream.com The Georgia Pardons & Paroles Board is set to execute Troy Davis at 7 pm ET on International Day of Peace. Troy Davis’ attorneys filed a motion for an emergency stay of execution. Lawyers wrote, according to Huffington Post, “No physical evidence has ever conclusively linked Mr. [...]

WikiLeaks Cable: UN Special Rapporteur Urged US Government to Intervene Before Troy Davis Was Executed

By: Tuesday September 20, 2011 2:23 pm

(photo: dabnotu ) (update below) *Troy Davis is to be executed at 7 pm ET today, September 21. If executed today, Georgia will have executed a man on a day recognized as the International Day of Peace. The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied Troy Davis clemency. The five-member board reviewed pleas for [...]

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