In 2016, California voters said they wanted to fast track the death penalty. How does one of the most progressive states in the union have the largest death row population, and, apparently, a thirst for capital punishment?
Much to my dismay—and rage—the United States remains on the ignominious list of nations that continue to practice the death penalty despite social outcry, clear economic evidence against it, and common decency. California, Texas, and Florida retain the dubious honor of being the top killers when it comes to execution within the prison system, but […]
For a brief and glorious period in the United States, the death penalty was illegal. Between 1972 and 1976, this barbarous and horrific punishment was suspended under Supreme Court mandate — but once it was restored, a number of states quickly started the ball rolling on murdering people in the name of the people yet […]
The case for ending the death penalty in California is quite clear.
The United States is one of the last nations in the world to continue using the death penalty. I am strongly opposed to the death penalty, for a whole variety of reasons, and I could write a post about wrongful convictions, about the inhumanity of death row, about conditions in US prisons, about whether we […]