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DPIC Releases Its Annual Report — Fewer Executions This Year than Any Year Since 1976

The Death Penalty Information Center has tallied its numbers and released its annual report on the state of Capital Punishment in America this week.  Its eight (8) page report can be downloaded and printed in a pdf format from the DPIC site at no charge.

There’s some good news here.
When you’re against the death penalty and both the federal government and a majority of states allow capital punishment, you have to find your encouragement where you can until the goal of...

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Ohio Set for Second Execution Attempt of Romell Broom Unless His Lawyers Work Fast

Romell Broom was sentenced to die for the rape and murder of Tryna Middleton by the State of Ohio and last Tuesday, Mr. Broom was strapped to a gurney and his execution by lethal injection began.

The 2+ Hour Failed Execution

Except they couldn’t find a vein in which to insert the needle.  They tried his arms.  They tried his legs.  Broom lay there, tied to the table by long leather straps covering the length of his body.  Imagine this being done to you.

Broom lay there for...

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Media Coverage Increasing On the Story of Cameron Todd Willingham - Another Innocent Man Executed

Apparently, Cy Vance’s great article in HuffPo on the tragic story of Cameron Todd Willingham (see last week’s post) was just the start.  More and more stories are appearing across the country, covering the brutal fact that a man was killed by the State of Texas for the arson murder of his children and only after his death did scientific evidence substantiate what Willingham had been claiming the whole time:  it wasn’t arson.  He didn’t commit murder. Specifically, he...

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