Saturday, May 3, 2014

Reconsidering the Death Penalty

    “We do have to, as a society, ask ourselves some difficult and profound questions.”
                           - President Obama
  • Obama calls for death penalty review after botched execution.

  • No Humane way to carry out the death penalty

    "When I read about the crimes Lockett committed, I wish I could support capital punishment. When I read about what Warner did, I want to strangle him with my own hands. But revenge is not the same thing as justice, and karmic retribution is not a power I trust government to exercise. The death penalty has no place in a civilized society."

  • Oklahoma botched Execution

    "What went wrong Tuesday in Oklahoma "will not only cause officials in that state to review carefully their execution procedures and methods," said Richard W. Garnett, a former Supreme Court law clerk who now teaches criminal and constitutional law at the University of Notre Dame, "it will also almost prompt many Americans across the country to rethink the wisdom, and the morality, of capital punishment."

  • Doctors in the death chamber

    "Physicians have to break both their Hippocratic Oath and American Medical Association ethical code to participate in executions."

  • Reconsideration of the Death Penalty in Ohio