RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina has long been considered a pro-death penalty state, but a first-of-its-kind poll found voters overwhelmingly believe the death penalty is error-prone and racially biased. And a majority say it should be replaced with alternative punishments.  David Weiss is a capital defense attorney at the Center for Death Penalty Litigation. He said the poll findings Leggi Tutto
On Valentine's Day of last year, a 19-year-old armed with a military-style assault rifle walked into his old high school in Parkland, Florida and slaughtered 17 people.That spasm in America's epidemic of gun violence gave new impetus the debate on controlling firearms, prompting marches across
Sri Lankan prison authorities are recruiting two hangmen after the president pledged to end a 43-year moratorium on capital punishment and execute condemned drug traffickers amid alarm over drug-related crime in this Indian Ocean island nation.Interviews of the candidates will be conducted next
A 70-year-old corrections officer died by suicide Monday after shooting himself with his service weapon at a Huntsville prison, officials said.Authorities did not release the man's name, but said that fellow officers found him around 1 a.m. sitting outside the guard picket at the Wynne Unit.He
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) – An Iraqi criminal court has sentenced six brothers to death by hanging for joining the Islamic State (IS) terror group.The six were found guilty of launching armed and car bomb attacks against security forces and civilians in Al Khasfa and Hamam Al Alil districts in
A man charged with the fatal shooting of five women at a bank in central Florida could face the death penalty if convicted, prosecutors have said. Zephen Xaver, 21, burst into a SunTrust bank branch in Sebring on 23 January, according to an affidavit released last month.He then made the five
If the worth of a public policy is its ability to achieve policy objectives, then capital punishment is a failure. It hasn't been shown to deter crime. It's not cost-effective. It's unevenly applied. It needs to be abolished.Colorado abolished the death penalty in 1897 for four years, but
WASHINGTON - Pivotal votes cast by U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts in abortion and death penalty cases have underscored his new standing as the Supreme Court’s ideological center and the outsize role he may play in major rulings for years to come.Roberts, a genial 64-year-old conservative
Top government ministers are demanding that the courts finally invoke Israel's underutilized death penalty.What's got the whole nation in a uproar is the savage murder last Thursday in Jerusalem of a teenage Jewish girl by a knife-wielding Palestinian man.Ori Ansbacher, 19, was taking a stroll in
Govt Removes 34 From Death Row To Life Imprisonment As Death Sentence Phases OutGovernment has shown its commitment towards abolishing the death penalty in line with international human rights obligations after it commuted sentences of 34 inmates on death row to life terms, a Cabinet minister has
ISIS executes 3 brothers after kidnapping in Iraq’s SalahuddinIslamic State militants on Friday killed 3 brothers after kidnapping them in the north of Salahuddin Province, a local security source has confirmed.The 3 brothers were abducted 3 days ago while reportedly picking truffles on Makhoul
“Public execution is an even more grotesque violation of human rights, particularly in a country where the ability of the accused to obtain adequate legal representation and the coverage of the process is highly limited.” -- Human Rights Watch director Sarah Leah WhitsonTWO  paedophiles have been
Three men detained after complaints from Syrian regime prisoners who fled to GermanyPolice in Germany and France have detained three former members of Syria’s intelligence service in the first arrests by western authorities of suspected torturers from Bashar Al Assad’s regime.Germany, which has
A Tanzanian citizen traveling from Doha to Bali was arrested by Ngurah Rai customs officers and Bali Police after an X-ray scan revealed that he was carrying 1.1 kilograms of methamphetamine inside his stomach.Speaking at a press conference today, Untung Basuki, the head of the Directorate
Arafat Irfayia, charged in the shocking slaughter of Israeli teenager Ori Ansbacher, appeared smiling in court on Monday.The prime suspect in the brutal rape and death of 19-year-old Ori Ansbacher, of blessed memory, was arraigned in a Jerusalem court on Monday and charged with murder. Arafat
A year after Nikolas Cruz massacred 17 people and injured 17 others at his former high school in Florida, the question is not whether he’s guilty — he’s confessed on video. It’s does he live or die?His defense team has offered a guilty plea in exchange for life in prison without the possibility
SINGAPORE — The apex court on Monday (Feb 11) ruled a drug trafficker to be merely a courier, but the Singaporean man still faces the gallows as he was not given a certificate of substantive assistance by the Public Prosecutor.Delivering the three-judge Court of Appeal’s decision, Chief Justice
A Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan has been transferred from a secret location near the capital to another in Karachi, but is still unable to leave the country to join her daughters in Canada, a friend said Saturday.Aman Ullah, who spoke
The Palembang District Court in South Sumatra sentenced nine people to death on Thursday after finding them guilty of transporting 80 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine.According to the hearings of the trial, the convicts, all of whom originally come from Surabaya, East Java, were caught
The State Security Court on Sunday announced its second and final ruling regarding the Karak terrorist attack in southern Jordan which happened in December 18, 2016, sentencing the two accused brothers, Khalid and Hamza Nayel al-Majali, to death by hanging.The second verdict came after the Court
TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisian authorities gave seven suspects life in prison and handed out other sentences Saturday in a trial for two 2015 attacks in Tunisia that killed 60 people, mainly tourists.Samir Ben Amor, the lawyer for one of the 44 defendants, said the verdicts were handed down for the
At the coroner’s office in Dayton, Ohio, Dr. Mark Edgar stood over the body of Robert Van Hook. The deceased 58-year-old weighed 228 pounds; he wore blue pants, a white shirt, and identification tags around his ankles. Edgar, a professor of pathology at Emory University School of Medicine, had
ATMORE, ALA. -- A Muslim inmate who filed a legal challenge because Alabama wouldn't let his Islamic spiritual adviser be present in the execution chamber was put to death Thursday after the nation's highest court cleared the way.Domineque Ray, 42, was pronounced dead at 10:12 p.m. of a lethal
An Australian man facing the death penalty in Lebanon over an alleged plot to blow up a passenger jet has asked a military tribunal to free him, saying investigators forced him to sign a false confession.Amer Khayat was questioned over a statement bearing his signature that said he knew he was
KUALA LUMPUR: There might be a mass protest by Malaysians from all walks of life, if the government decides not to take heed of those against its plans to abolish the death penalty, says Malay-Muslim NGO Ummah [Muslim Community] secretariat head Aminuddin Yahya.According to Aminuddin, the
By the end of February, the students at Manatee School for the Arts in Palmetto, Fla., will see two former combat veterans in body armor roaming the grounds, each carrying a 9-millimeter Glock handgun and a semiautomatic rifle with a 17-inch barrel.If an armed intruder were to enter the campus
On June 19, 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed for conspiracy to commit espionage under the U.S. Espionage Act of 1917. Members of the Communist Party, the Rosenbergs had been convicted of passing secret information in 1945 about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. Their case remains
Applications have been sought for the hangman’s job with President Maithripala Sirisena saying he hopes to implement the death penalty soon.The Department of Prisons has called for applications from today to recruit two new hangmen.President Maithripala Sirisena told Parliament last week that the
BAGHDAD - Their home countries don’t want them and holding trials in Syria isn’t an option. Now suspected foreign jihadis could end up facing tough justice over the border in Iraq.Both countries have suffered for years at the hands of the Islamic State group and Iraqi courts have already meted
Two years before he lined his schoolmates up against a classroom wall and executed them one by one, the student, who would become the gunman, tried to show his English teacher something important.He had quietly slid up his sleeves to reveal the cut marks running down his arms. The teacher
2 Death Sentences Issued in Gaza within 1 Week, PCHR Condemns and Calls for Adhering to the Protocol Aiming at Abolition of Death PenaltyOn Sunday, 03 February 2019, The First Instance Court in Deir al-Balah issued a death sentence by hanging ‘A. F. (32), from al-Nussairat refugee camp after
A Tunisian court was holding final hearings on Friday in 2 trials over jihadist attacks in 2015 on a museum and a tourist resort that left dozens dead, lawyers told AFP.21 defendants, including 2 women, appeared in the Tunis courtroom for a closed hearing on the March 18, 2015 shooting at the
An international rights group on Friday said Egypt executed 3 Muslim Brotherhood members sentenced to death following torture and beatings to extract confessions.Human Rights Watch said in a statement the families of the men were notified of their hanging on Thursday and asked to come to the
As far as the Idaho Department of Correction is concerned, there is nothing public about a public execution.What it does not want you to learn about capital punishment, it will not disclose — unless, of course, someone such as University of Idaho law professor Aliza Cover insists.Given how