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Cruel And Unusual

Yesterday, the State of Arizona executed double-murderer Joseph Rudolph Wood. Using a new two-drug combination, State doctors sedated Wood at 1352 and then administered the death drug. 1,091 more words

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Execution in Arizona Takes 2 Hours

“‘Joe Wood is dead, but it took him two hours to die,’” Troy Hayden of Phoenix’s KSAZ-TV and an eyewitness to the execution of Joe Wood was quoted as saying in a July 23 NPR story. 404 more words

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How Egypt’s New Regime is Silencing Civil Society

Somewhere in Egypt, Hosni Mubarak must be smiling, knowing that three years after his downfall, he has won after all.

After three decades of muzzling civil society… 557 more words


End "Tinkering with the machinery of death"

Harkening back to the 1800s, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed a bill into law on May 22, 2014 that brings back the electric chair – a method of execution plainly fraught with error and considerable suffering. 1,520 more words

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Ohio death penalty task force got it right

Two years ago, in response to questions about lack of uniformity in carrying out the death penalty, Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor formed a task force to assess whether Ohio’s death penalty is being administered fairly. 848 more words

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The Return of the Electric Chair... Coming to a Death Row Near You

It’s been precisely one month since the state of Oklahoma majorly botched the execution by lethal injection of Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett, a tragic circumstance that opponents of the death penalty had already predicted months in advance. 1,224 more words