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  Death Penalty Information Center
In an editorial that followed a four-part news series reviewing death penalty-eligible murder cases in Georgia between 1995 and 2004, the Atlanta Journal Constitution called on the state to abandon capital punishment because death sentences are often unfairly influenced by geography, a prosecutor's personal politics, or the victim's race.
The study, conducted by a 10-member panel of Ohio attorneys appointed by the ABA, found that the state's death penalty is prone to racial and geographic imbalances and that it meets only four of the 93 ABA recommendations to ensure a fair capital punishment system.
Death Penalty in Flux - Where the death penalty is on hold and an examination of recent legislation.
www.deathpenaltyinfo.org   (1530 words)

  
 Capital punishment; the death penalty
Most democracies in the world have abandoned the death penalty.
Widening the range of the death penalty beyond murder
Public support of and opposition to the death penalty
www.religioustolerance.org /execute.htm   (260 words)

  
  Message from the Prosecuting Attorney
However, the risk of making a mistake with the extraordinary due process applied in death penalty cases is very small, and there is no credible evidence to show that any innocent persons have been executed at least since the death penalty was reactivated in 1976.
The 100+ death row inmates "innocent", "exonerated" and released, as trumpeted by anti-death penalty activists, is a fraud.
In order for the death penalty to remain a meaningful and effective punishment, those same legislators and judges need to make necessary changes to reflect the will of the people in a democratic society.
www.clarkprosecutor.org /html/death/death.htm   (600 words)

  
 ELCA Social Statement on the Death Penalty
Advocates of the death penalty claim it to have a deterrent effect, causing would be murderers to hesitate before taking actions that could result in the loss of their own lives.
Opponents of the death penalty note from Scripture and the confessions that God ordained government for the sake of good order, and oppose a practice they believe to be violent, unjust, and, therefore, contrary to good order.
Opponents claim the state need not implement the death penalty to incapacitate safely those who threaten society, as attested by the international movement away from the death penalty and toward alternative and effective means of incapacitation.
www.elca.org /socialstatements/deathpenalty   (2322 words)

  
  Death Penalty
Death penalty critics argue that the high reversal rate in death penalty cases illustrates the fallibility of the criminal justice process.
Because of the intense scrutiny and numerous appeals applied to death penalty cases, a growing number of legal professionals have begun to oppose the death penalty for economic reasons, arguing that the costs of trial and appeals for a capital case are greater than would be the case if the death penalty were not sought.
Death penalty proponents maintain that life imprisonment without possibility of parole is still less expensive and there does not yet appear to be an academic study that has thoroughly evaluated this issue.
www.newsbatch.com /deathpenalty.htm   (1388 words)

  
 Death Penalty Paper
The death penalty debate in the U.S. is dominated by the fraudulent voice of the anti-death penalty movement.
Death penalty opponents spend millions of dollars and countless man hours fighting the legal execution of, at most, 56 of our worst human rights violators per year, when they do nothing to fight for the end of those inhumane parole and probation release policies which result in the needless injury and slaughter of the innocent.
Death Penalty opponents claim that there is a "brutalization effect" with executions, meaning, that executions show a low regard for human life and do, thereby, cause an increase in the murder rate.
www.prodeathpenalty.com /DP.html   (14713 words)

  
 Death penalty - Wex
The death penalty, or capital punishment, may be prescribed by Congress or any state legislature for murder and other capital crimes.
Georgia, 433 U.S. 584 (1977), the Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty is a grossly disproportionate punishment for the crime of rape of an adult woman.
The Supreme Court has established that for death penalty sentencing the sentencer's discretion be narrowly guided as to the circumstances that justify imposing the death penalty and that the sentencing process should be individualized.
www.law.cornell.edu /topics/death_penalty.html   (372 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Capital Punishment (Death Penalty)
Thus it was that Socrates, when his death was proposed, after trial and conviction, suggested that instead of being punished by death he ought to be entertained at public expense for the rest of his life in the Prytaneum, the palatial quarters used by the
The punishment of death is pernicious to society, from the example of barbarity it affords.
death penalty was publicly inflicted by the guillotine in France, Belgium, Denmark, Hanover, and two cantons of Switzerland.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/12565a.htm   (4100 words)

  
 The Death Penalty - Amnesty International
Amnesty International is mobilising support for the resolution, along with the World Coalition against the Death Penalty (WCADP) and other non-governmental organizations, at the UNGA 62nd session in New York in October.
The WCADP will highlight this intitiative on the annual World Day against the Death Penalty on 10 October: the slogan this year is "Stop the Death Penalty: the World Decides".
The death penalty is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment.
web.amnesty.org /pages/deathpenalty-index-eng   (338 words)

  
 American Civil Liberties Union : Death Penalty
The death penalty is the ultimate denial of civil liberties.
The project priorities include challenging racial economic and geographic discrimination in the application of the death penalty, building the case for an exemption of the death penalty to the mentally ill, improving the quality of counsel, and protecting the innocent.
On July 17, 2007, the ACLU CPP and the Office of the Tennessee Post-Conviction Defender urged the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals to reverse the conviction and death sentence of Richard Taylor, a schizophrenic, psychotic and delusional death row inmate.
www.aclu.org /DeathPenalty/DeathPenaltyMain.cfm   (796 words)

  
 Death Penalty / Capital Punishment Law - MegaLaw.com
Coalition of Arizonans to Abolish the Death Penalty
Death Penalty for Female Offenders - By Victor L. Streib, Professor of Law, The Claude W. Pettit College of Law, Ohio Northern University, 2001.
Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb - With Clarence Darrow's summation and attack on the death penalty.
www.megalaw.com /top/deathpenalty.php   (1586 words)

  
 The Death Penalty Worldwide
If death penalty was outlawed for ordinary crimes before it was outlawed in all cases, the earlier date is given.
Death penalty is permitted only for exceptional crimes, such as crimes committed under military law or in wartime.
Death penalty is sanctioned by law but has not been the practice for ten or more years.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0777460.html   (329 words)

  
 Prison Activist Resource Center: Death Penalty
The study also found that, in the four months preceding Harris' death, the average monthly number of homicides in California was 306.
Abolition Road was founded to take the message of abolition of the death penalty on the road in order to educate the people on the real picture of what the death penalty is: an arbitrarily used, irreversible state sanctioned murder that is racially and economically biased and kills innocent people.
NJustice: Opposing the death penalty in PA, giving a human face to those on the row.
www.prisonactivist.org /death-penalty   (428 words)

  
 probono.net | Death Penalty
The practice area was developed through the generosity of The Open Society Institute and the law firm of Shearman and Sterling.
The Project does not take a position on the death penalty itself; rather, our goal is to ensure that basic constitutional protections have been provided to all those sentenced to death.
He was the 205th individual executed in Texas since the reinstatement of the death penalty.
www.probono.net /deathpenalty   (930 words)

  
 USCCB - The Catholic Campaign to End the Use of the Death Penalty
While the U.S. Catholic bishops have been calling for an end to the use of the death penalty for 25 years, this new Campaign was launched in March of 2005.
To that end the bishops have written a new pastoral statement that will clarify Church teaching and assist the numerous individual bishops and state Catholic conferences have issued similar calls to end the use of the death penalty.
On March 21, the Campaign was formally launched at a press conference held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. At this event, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington and member of the bishops’ Committee on Domestic Policy, Mr.
www.usccb.org /sdwp/national/deathpenalty   (311 words)

  
 Death Penalty Focus
Please join us for the preeminent national conference on the death penalty in San José, CA from January 17-20, 2008.
Death penalty opponents from Death Penalty Focus, California People of Faith Working Against the Death Penalty, and Amnesty International USA will embark on a 800 mile Walk to Stop Executions on September 15, 2007.
The purpose of the walk is to draw attention to the issue of the death penalty, unite local activists, and to encourage the district attorney in every county along the walk route not to seek the death penalty in any case.
www.deathpenalty.org   (350 words)

  
 Abolish the Death Penalty
By working towards the abolition of the death penalty worldwide, Amnesty International USA's Program to Abolish the Death Penalty looks to end the cycle of violence created by a system riddled with economic and racial bias and tainted by human error.
He was sentenced to death in 2001 for the murder of Chester Allan Poage; he was just 18 at the time of the crime.
Around the world, the death penalty is used as a tool of political repression and a means to forever silence political opponents or eliminate politically "troublesome" individuals.
www.amnestyusa.org /abolish/index.do   (618 words)

  
 Death Penalty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Faith Traditions and the Death Penalty Transcript of a session at the conference "A Call for Reckoning: Religion and the Death Penalty," January 2002, The University of Chicago Divinity School.
Religion, Justice and the Death Penalty Transcript of a session at the conference "A Call for Reckoning: Religion and the Death Penalty," January 2002, The University of Chicago Divinity School.
Religion, Politics, and the Death Penalty Transcript of a session at the conference "A Call for Reckoning: Religion and the Death Penalty," January 2002, The University of Chicago Divinity School.
www.shc.edu /theolibrary/death.htm   (1732 words)

  
 Death Penalty: Death Penalty Blog
‘The death penalty process in the courts of New Jersey revictimizes crime victims by keeping them in the criminal justice system for as many as 20 years, with the re sult being the same: a reversal of the trial jury's death penalty ver dict.
The three-drug sequence used in lethal injections, which includes first an anesthetic, followed by a paralytic agent, and finally a drug that causes the heart to cease beating, is banned in 30 states for animal euthanasia because of its cruelty.
Walton, who was due to be put to death last night, will now receive a six month stay in order for an independent evaluation about his mental condition to be completed.
blogs.amnestyusa.org /death-penalty   (857 words)

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