As Arizona’s push to revive Nazi-era gas executions shows, the death penalty is barbaric.
By making drugs ever more valuable, increasingly punitive prohibition policies have only amplified the motivational feedback loop of the very people lawmakers are trying to stop.
A Politics and Prose DC book launch with a conversation between IPS’ and WPFW’s Netfa Freeman and the book’s editor and close friend of Mumia, Johanna Fernández who is a Baruch College Professor, former Fulbright Scholar, and a coordinator of the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home.
Philadelphia prosecutors threw in the towel on Dec. 7.
Reggie Clemons is seeking clemency for a crime he may not have committed, just as Troy Davis did until his last breath.
As Justice Marshall once said, “the scandalous state of our present system of capital punishment will cast a pall of shame over our society for years to come.”
RIP, Troy Davis.
Governments kill on our behalf. This arrangement is a form of social contract, which means that governments are basically contract killers.
Attorneys trying to prevent the cruelty of a botched execution are challenging states’ efforts to conduct experiments on their clients with new execution drugs.
It would be an outrage if Georgia were to execute Troy Davis.
An exonerated former prisoner shares his story so that the United States may one day join the rest of the civilized world in abolishing the death penalty.
His rule was a travesty of justice. And so was his demise.