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Ditch Death Penalty 'Cocktail,' Bipartisan Justice Panel Says

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan panel of justice experts recommends states stop using a drug "cocktail" for death penalty lethal injections.<p>"States are urged to adopt a one-drug protocol that achieves death by an overdose of a single anesthetic or barbiturate, as opposed to the three-drug method," The …

Former Teenage Criminal Natalie Atkinson, Who Has More Than 50 Convictions, Just Got A First in Criminology

A 25-year-old woman who racked up more than 50 convictions and lived at 25 different addresses between the ages of 13 and 18 will graduate with a …

When justice is 'merciful' in child abuse cases

Shanesha Taylor walked out of a job interview on March 20 at a Scottsdale, Arizona, insurance company feeling like her luck was about to change.<p>After months of fruitless job searching and moving her three children from one home to another, she was optimistic that she had found not just a job, but a …

Killing Jesus and Claiming Justice: The Execution of Willie Trottie

<i>Willie Trottie/Texas Department of Criminal Justice</i><p>"...I was in prison, and you visited me." Jesus doesn't say, "I was not guilty in prison, and you came to me." Jesus binds his flesh with the flesh of those who have no hope. Willie Trottie is left with little hope. Tonight, the State of Texas will …

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Justice Department opens criminal probe into journalist's beheading

The<p>FBIand federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into the Islamic State beheading of American journalistJames Foley, with Atty. Gen.Eric H. Holder Jr.vowing Thursday that those responsible for the videotaped slaying will be held responsible.<p>“We have an open criminal …

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