Mitch Kamp

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Capital Punishment

Execution Methods<p>Several recent executions have proven that lethal injection can often be painful and prone to mishaps that lead to torture. In …

Judge Rules Florida's New Death Penalty Law Violates Its State Constitution

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Milton Hirsch (pictured) ruled on May 9 that <b>Florida's</b> new death sentencing law violates the state's constitution. Ruling in …

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ON THE afternoon of March 19th a ragtag group of protesters gathered outside the Huntsville Unit, home to America’s busiest execution chamber. At 6pm …

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The Inhumanity of the Death Penalty

In America, the history of the criminal justice—and of executions—is inseparable from white supremacy.<p>Fifteen years ago, Clayton Lockett shot Stephanie Neiman twice, then watched as his friends buried her alive. Last week, Lockett was tortured to death by the state of Oklahoma. The torture was not …

Capital Punishment: The end of the death penalty

the<p>Death<p>of the<p>Death Penalty<p>Why the era of capital punishment is ending<p>By David Von Drehle<p>The case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev absorbed Americans as no …

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5 Surprising Facts About the Death Penalty Worldwide

Amnesty International's annual report reveals downward trend.<p><b>Amnesty International released their 2012 annual report on capital punishment this week, highlighting information on the differing ways countries handle execution around the world.</b><p>Here are five of the most interesting death penalty facts …

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Florida Supreme Court weighs death penalty law

TALLAHASSEE — Florida's new death penalty law went on trial Thursday in the Supreme Court as a death row inmate asked for a life sentence, the state …

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The United States Should Abolish the Death Penalty, as Pope Francis Implores

In his recent address before Congress, Pope Francis gave his support and encouragement to the call to abolish the death penalty in the United States. …

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