All Articles on Death Penalty

Walter Barton News
'They Are Executing an Innocent Man!': Final Words of Walter Barton Spark Fresh Demand for End to US Death Penalty
"The only way to avoid executing an innocent person is to abolish the death penalty altogether."
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Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) News
After Alabama Executes Nathaniel Woods, Ayanna Pressley Leads Fresh Calls for US to Abolish Death Penalty
"This INJUSTICE system is racist, sexist, and xenophobic," said the Massachusetts Democrat. "We need a system that centers shared power, freedom, equality, safety, and dignity."
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Nathaniel Woods News
'Don't Look Away. This Nation Is So... Cruel': Rights Advocates Decry Execution of Nathaniel Woods by Alabama
"Not justice. Not closure. Not peace. Just more pain, more trauma, more death. Shameful."
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 As early as tonight—Thursday, March 5—a black man in Alabama, Nathaniel Woods, is scheduled to be executed for three tragic murders that another man has confessed to. (Photo: Alabama Dept. of Corrections) Views
Can Bernie Sanders or Bart Starr Jr.—or Anyone—Save Nate Woods From Execution?
Sanders probably has little, if any, influence with Gov. Ivey. But he does have the ability to bring national attention to an issue just by mentioning it.
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MLK Jr's Son Among Justice Advocates Urging Alabama Governor to Halt Execution of Nathaniel Woods
"Killing this African American man, whose case appears to have been strongly mishandled by the courts, could produce an irreversible injustice. Are you willing to allow a potentially innocent man to be executed?"
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candlelight vigil News
'Antithesis of Justice': Five Saudi Kill Squad Members Sentenced to Death for Khashoggi Murder While Crown Prince Untouched
"Bottom line: the hit-men are guilty, sentenced to death. The masterminds not only walk free. They have barely been touched by the investigation and the trial."
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Rodney Reed with his brother Rodrick, nephew Rodrick Jr., and mother Sandra Reed at the Allan B. Polunsky Unit, West Livingston, Texas in 2019. (Photo: Courtesy of the Reed Justice Initiative) News
Rodney Reed Lawyers 'Relieved and Thankful' After Stay of Execution Granted by Texas Court
"Reed's execution should not just be delayed, but canceled," said Bernie Sanders. "Real criminal justice reform must include joining every other major democracy in eliminating the death penalty."
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Amnesty International Amplifies Clemency Demand for Rodney Reed as Supreme Court Considers Taking Up Case
"Killing a person creates a murderer out of the executioner, is not justice for Stacey Stites, and deprives Rodney Reed of dignity and humanity."
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'This Must Be Stopped': Millions Call on Texas Governor to Halt Execution of Rodney Reed
"We have got to join the rest of the developed world and abolish the death penalty... A civilized society should not be involved in the murder of other Americans."
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Police officers gather to remove activists during an anti death penalty protest in front of the U.S. Supreme Court January 17, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Views
Will North Carolina's Supreme Court Allow Racism to Remain a Persistent Factor in its Death Penalty?
Data shows that racial bias in state’s death penalty is systematic—not the work of a few isolated bad actors.
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