Archive for the ‘Death Penalty’ Category
India’s Supreme Court has ruled that the death penalty should be used only in “the rarest of rare cases,” though what defines those cases remains highly debated. Only two people — both terrorists — have been executed in India since 2004.
Blogger Note – I would be in favor of life without the possibility of parole for these men convicted of this unbelievably horrific murder. India should not fight the rampant violence against its citizens by responding with more violence.
Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley made history, erasing a centuries-old practice with the stroke of the pen. On May 2, O’Malley signed a law repealing the death penalty, making it the eighteenth state to abolish capital punishment, and the sixth state in six years, after New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Illinois and Connecticut.
Facing the decision of whether to execute convicted murderer Nathan Dunlap for his role in 1993′s infamous Chuck E. Cheese killings, Hickenlooper used a temporary reprieve order for Dunlap to raise huge questions surrounding the death penalty itself.