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Death penalty: The state of capital punishment in the US, worldwide - The Christian Science Monitor -

from The Economist

Capital punishment: The slow death of the death penalty

Capital punishment: The slow death of the death penalty | The Economist

Capital Punishment A map of the number of executions and death row inmates by state

from latimes

Maryland poised to become 18th state to end capital punishment

Maryland poised to become the 18th state to end capital punishment. Let's get the others on board.

Death penalty states like Missouri have been treating their predominantly black death row prisoners like test subjects while protests over the worth of black life continue in Ferguson.


Secrecy Behind Executions

A 1993 article A state's attorney in Connecticut said yesterday that he had "probable cause" to prosecute Woody Allen on charges that he sexually molested his adopted daughter, but had decided to spare her the trauma of a court appearance.

Yet another reason to not support capital punishment. Death-penalty analysis reveals extent of wrongful convictions : Nature News & Comment

Obama spending binge never happened - Rex Nutting - MarketWatch

from Washington Post

Eugene Robinson: There’s no humane way to carry out the death penalty

Washington Post: May 2, 2014 - Editorial: There is no humane way to carry out capital punishment

from Washington Post

Japan frees world’s longest-serving death row inmate after more than 45 years

Washington Post: March 27, 2014 - Japan releases world's longest-serving Death Row inmate after 45 years, at age 78