In "Case in Point," Andrew Cohen examines a single case or character that sheds light on the criminal justice system. An audio version of Case in Point is broadcast with The Takeaway, a public radio show from WNYC, Public Radio International, The New York Times, and WGBH-Boston Public Radio. Pretend for a moment that you are an 18-year-old black Leggi Tutto
The semitruck driver who transported dozens of immigrants in his sweltering trailer this summer from Laredo to San Antonio — where police arrested him in a Walmart parking lot and later charged him in the deaths of 10 of the immigrants — pleaded guilty Monday to smuggling.James Matthew Bradley
CPAG, Child Poverty Action Group, two-child limit, judicial review, “Anyone with an ounce of humanity can see how toxic and ill thought out this policy is.”Permission has just been granted for the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) to apply for judicial review of the two-child limit and the case will now go forward to a full hearing.On 6 April 2017, new rules
An Iranian 21-year-old has been sentenced to death after 'insulting the prophet' of Islam on an instant messaging app.Sina Dehghan was 19 when he was arrested by the Iranian revolutionary guard at a military barracks in Tehran in October 2015 for insulting the national religion on the messaging
(CN) – Three liberal justices dissented Monday from the U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of a challenge to Florida’s death-sentencing procedures, saying the high court should have decided whether jurors being told their verdict was merely advisory diminished their sense of responsibility.In March
A federal court granted a stay of execution for Alabama death row inmate Torrey Twane McNabb, who was scheduled to die by lethal injection on Thursday.The order was issued on Monday by Chief U.S. District Judge W. Keith Watkins of the Middle District of Alabama Northern Division.The state has
Human rights groups have re-launched their bid to have the death penalty abolished in Zimbabwe.The country is 1 of 3 southern African nations still upholding the harsh penalty.As Zimbabwe commemorated the World Day Against the Death Penalty last week, Veritas, Amnesty International and the
IraqThe Islamic State group once drew recruits from near and far with promises of paradise but now bodies of jihadists lie in mass graves or at the mercy of wild dogs as its "caliphate" collapses.Flies buzz around human remains poking through the dusty earth in the Iraqi town of Dhuluiyah, 90 Leggi
Rally against LGBT in IndonesiaAltogether, more than 180 alleged homosexuals have been arrested in the three largely Muslim countries.The U.N. has issued a stern rebuke against the recent harassment and arrests of LGBT people in three largely Muslim countries.“We are deeply concerned by a wave of arrests in Azerbaijan, Egypt
2017 Texas Journey of Hope from violence to healingA coalition of death row survivors and murder victim family members is kicking off a two-week tour in Texas opposing capital punishment.Dubbed the Texas Journey of Hope from Violence to Healing, the effort opens Saturday in Houston with a 7 p.m. screening Leggi Tutto
Thomas "Bart" WhitakerThe U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider an appeal by a suburban Houston man on Texas death row for arranging the killings of his mother and brother in 2003.HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday to consider an appeal from a suburban Houston man on Texas Leggi Tutto
Screenshot from "Apprentice" by Junfeng Boo, 2016.An Iranian, who is facing the death penalty, filed an application for a stay of execution in the Federal Court pending an amendment to Section 39B of Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, to include provisions on sentences other than the death sentence.Hamidreza Farahmand Hassan, who was Leggi Tutto
Over 50 Zimbabwean job-seekers have applied for the hangman's post which had remained vacant since 2005, a top official in the Justice ministry has said. Justice ministry secretary Virginia Mabhiza said her office would soon go through the applications, but would not give a timeline as to when
Youth Stop Aids, Global Justice Now, access to medicines, UK speaking tour, The Treatment Action Campaign Currently the public pay twice – first for the research and then in high prices.In spite of medical advances, millions of people around the world suffer and die from treatable conditions because they cannot afford to pay for expensive medicine.Drug companies can charge runaway prices because
It is not easy to abolish the death penalty in Thailand, the director-general of the Rights and Liberties Protection Department says.Department chief Pitikarn Pitikarn Sithidej told a meeting held on Tuesday to consider the possibility of abolishing the capital punishment. Also present was Colin
Fairfax County prosecutors will pursue the death penalty against the man accused in the high-profile killing of a 17-year-old Muslim girl, who was abducted as she walked to her mosque over the summer, authorities said.Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Raymond F. Morrogh (D) made the
On 21 September 1792, the fall of the monarchy was officially declared and the National Convention became the governing body of the French Republic. The royal family name was downgraded to the non-royal "Capets". Preparations began for the trial of the king in a court of law.Charged with
ALGIERS, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- An Algerian court on Sunday sentenced in absentia running away senior terrorist, Mokhtar Belmokhtar, alias Belaouar, to death penalty, APS news agency reported.The sentence has been pronounced by the prosecutor of the Criminal Court of Oran, western Algeria, as
Public execution, IranIran Human Rights (Oct 15 2017): A prisoner was executed on murder charges at Rasht Central Prison (Lakan).According to a close source, on the morning of Saturday October 14, a prisoner was executed at Rasht Central Prison.The prisoner, Hamidreza Khoshbakht, was sentenced to death on murder
Judicial amputation of a hand carried out in public, Iran (file photo)NCRI - Iranian attorney general in the Khorasan Razavi province , Gholam Ali Sadeghi, announced the hand-amputation of a person charged with theft, Sadeghi stated: this man had stolen jewelry six years ago, when he was 25 years old in Leggi Tutto
Yusef SalaamRALEIGH - When President Donald Trump told media in August that he did not immediately condemn hate groups after the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville because he did not “know all the facts,” Yusef Salaam bristled at the words.Salaam, a former New Yorker who is speaking at an awards
Jury boxHector Medina was sentenced to death in 2008 after killing his two young children. Now, he's getting a new sentencing trial because his lawyer refused to present evidence to persuade jurors to opt for the lesser sentence of life without parole.The lawyer of a man sentenced to death for killing his
13 people sentenced to death for drug trafficking in ChinaChina has launched a pilot program to ensure every criminal defendant has access to a defense lawyer for their trial.The Supreme People's Court and the Ministry of Justice jointly released a document Wednesday which stipulates that if a defendant has not retained Leggi Tutto
Advocates for abolishing Utah’s death penalty system say they plan to push lawmakers to end capital punishment in the 2018 legislative session.Legislators came close to stopping the punishment in 2016 — but the bill never reached the House floor before the midnight deadline on the last night of
Plea in Supreme Court wants execution by hanging to be judged against global opinion and evolving standards of human decencyThe last execution carried out by the state was that of Yakub Memon, in 2015. Convicted for his role in the 1993 Bombay blasts case, the charted accountant was hanged at the
An Iranian 21-year-old has been sentenced to death after 'insulting the prophet' of Islam on an instant messaging app.Sina Dehghan was 19 when he was arrested by the Iranian revolutionary guard at a military barracks in Tehran in October 2015 for insulting the national religion on the messaging
Prime Minister, letter, invitation, Inverness, Universal Credit, chaos ‘From pilot to roll out, there has been no attempt to acknowledge or fix the problems that hurt so many.’SNP MP Drew Hendry has written to the prime minister Theresa May about the “devastation” being caused Universal Credit (UC) – which has been piloted in his constituency of Inverness Nairn
PETALING JAYA, Oct 11 — Malaysia should abolish the mandatory death penalty for drug cases at the next Parliament sitting as a pledge to improve human rights here, Amnesty International (AI) said today after the government announced its plans to allow judges a choice in sentencing.AI Malaysia
Pakistan flagISLAMABAD - Pakistan has initiated the process to review punishment in 27 crimes carrying death sentence to narrow down the scope of death penalty, The Nation has learnt.The decision has been taken in the wake of the ‘scathing criticism on the excessive use of this penalty’ by UN Human Rights
Indonesian flagExecuting death row inmates is currently not a top priority as Indonesia faces the urgency of solving economic, political and social gap issues.Jakarta, GIVnews.com – A total of 153 convicted death row inmates are yet to be executed in Indonesia, facing undetermined execution timeline. Even
Public execution, IranThe Iranian authorities must urgently stop the execution of a 17-year-old boy who was convicted of murder and rape, and commute his death sentence to imprisonment, said Amnesty International.Amirhossein Pourjafar is scheduled to be executed in a prison in Tehran on 19 October 2017. He was detained
Sabir Masih Kala Shah Kaku, Pakistan - Malak al-Maut (the angel of death) was once, it is said by Islamic theologists, one of God's favoured angels; a loyal servant who was entrusted with separating people's souls from their bodies, when their time came.To the righteous, it is said, the angel of Leggi Tutto
Robert Pruett, Polunsky Unit, Texas, 2013Update: Robert Pruett was executed by lethal injection on Thursday.Robert Pruett is scheduled to be executed by the State of Texas Thursday. He has never had a chance to live outside a prison as an adult. Taking his life is a senseless wrong that shows how Leggi Tutto
Sister Helen PrejeanIn a major speech on Wednesday Oct. 11 Pope Francis said in blunt terms that the death penalty is contrary to Gospel teaching.Given the setting and context of the talk - a celebration marking the 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church - Vatican observers speculated Leggi Tutto