Death Penalty

Jon Queally, staff writer
Police officers gather to remove activists during an anti-death penalty protest in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
"This is not justice," said the liberal Justice after the state murder of Dustin John Higgs as she excoriated the court's conservative majority for essentially rubber-stamping the administration's rushed death penalties.
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Bloomington, Indiana anti-death-penalty activist Glenda Breeden holds a lamp on Jan. 12, 2021 while protesting against the then-pending execution of Lisa Montgomery, and two others, at Terre Haute Federal Prison this week. Montgomery was to be put to death on Wednesday.
Corey Johnson—who was Black, Covid-19 positive, and had an intellectual...
Jake Johnson, staff writer
"We should recognize Lisa Montgomery's execution for what it was: the vicious, unlawful, and unnecessary exercise of authoritarian power. We cannot let this happen again," said Kelley Henry, one of Lisa Montgomery's attorneys.
"Our Constitution forbids the execution of a person who is unable to rationally...

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A jury has sentenced neo-Nazi James Alex Fields Jr. to life plus 419 years for killing Heather Heyer and injuring 35 others when he rammed his car into a crowd at the 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. The sentencing of Fields, convicted last week of first degree murder, came after emotional testimony from his victims. "Heather was full of love, justice, and fairness," said her mother Susan Bro. "Mr. Fields tried to silence her. I refuse to allow that."

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