Death Penalty

Brett Wilkins, 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)
"The tide is turning, and now it is the responsibility of business leaders to speak up and stand together on the right side of history."
Brett Wilkins, 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. President Donald Trump's administration has sped up the execution of prisoners on death row during the last months of his presidency. (Photo: Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
"There is no time to lose with thousands of individuals on state death rows...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
President Joe Biden speaks during an event to announce new Cabinet nominations at the Queen Theatre in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
"Trump's sloppiness and incompetence has created an opening to undo some of the...


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."