Death Penalty

Jake Johnson, staff writer
Police officers gather to remove activists during an anti death penalty protest in front of the US Supreme Court January 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
"There's enough violence in the world. The government shouldn't add to it," said the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.
Jake Johnson, staff writer
"The defendant's crimes were so horrendous—and the maiming of innocents so...
Jake Johnson, staff writer
"I condemn, in the strongest terms, the deliberate, concerted, and sustained...

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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."