Tag: death penalty

Supreme Court 7 to 1 to not Execute Black man

When I heard this news on the radio this morning with a reading of Chief Justice Roberts’ decision over a 1987 case where prosecutors in Georgia kept African Americans off the jury to insure a death sentence for a black man who killed a white woman I wanted to know the score. Finally they said it…

Conservative Nebraska ends executions in veto proof vote!

“I’m sure small-town, rural Nebraska communities are furious about the repeal,” said 20-something Nebraskan Chris Spargen of the repeal of capital punishment. Indeed, what with all the manure in the air nothing makes rural Americans angrier than NOT putting people in shackles and dragging them down the way to be put to death. Perhaps we…

Bill Maher Panel Talks Death Penalty, July 25 2014

The death penalty in the United States puts is in that great club of nations who do the most of it: Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and China. You are known by the company you keep. Bill Maher, Matt Kibbe, Hogan Gidley, Amy Goodman, Hogan Gidley and Neil DeGrasse Tyson, discuss the botched Arizona execution…

New Head ripping off machine, The Onion

In response to the Christian Evangelical state of Tennessee bringing back Old Sparky to electrocute to death 11 men on Death Row, questions arose as to what to do if there were no chemicals available and there was a local brown out during an execution. The answer was found by The Onion of all places.…

Stephen Colbert Tennessee death penalty surge

It is not a matter of how we execute our citizens, but that we execute our citizens This issue is most about keeping the logistics of state executions secret in Tennessee as they now do in Oklahoma and Georgia. The who and how of it kept secret from the killing in your name. I suppose…