Executions in the US Lowest in 25 Years

Executions in the US Lowest in 25 Years

A recent study indicates that the numbers of executions in the United States have decreased and are lower in 2016 than in the last 25 years. One reason may be due to the drastic reduction in death sentences, according to Reuters on Dec. 20. There were 20 death row inmates executed in 2016, which is […]

Terry McAuliffe Fighting to Save the Lethal Injection

Terry McAuliffe Fighting to Save the Lethal Injection

Gov. Terry McAuliffe amended a state bill in an attempt to save lethal injection as the preferred method of capital punishment in Virginia. Critics fighting execution as a form of punishment have put pressure on companies that manufacture the drugs necessary to take a life. McAuliffe introduced his plan on April 10, 2016, and the […]

Death Penalty for Boston Bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev Is Not Guaranteed

Death Penalty for Boston Bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev Is Not Guaranteed

Death penalty for convicted Boston Bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev is not guaranteed. Despite a federal jury on Friday, May 15 condemning the younger of the Tsarnaev brothers to death for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing attack, his execution is not assured as many years of appeals likely lie ahead. The jury found that capital […]

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