Grammy winner Steve Earle is active in the fight against capital punishment.
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday asserted that the death penalty prevented "the most heinous crimes." During a town hall event in Grand Junction, Colorado, a man who identified himself a "the local D.A." asked
Andrew Cohen writes in The Atlantic about a particularly infuriating capital case in Alabama. As a reporter, these stories are depressing because you see prosecutors clinging to bad convictions, usually for political reasons: Another month,
Over the weekend, struggling Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson reminded MSNBC viewers that GOP frontrunner Newt Gingrich had once to called to punish some drug offenders with death. "Newt Gingrich, in 1997, proposed the death penalty
Yes, Troy Davis has been killed, after a roller coaster ride through the end stages of an execution. But he left a message behind, which said this, in part: This fight to end the death penalty is not won or lost through me but through our
Troy Davis is scheduled to be murdered by the state of Georgia tonight at 7pm EDT. I say "murdered" rather than "executed" because murder is what it really is. It is the intentional taking of another person's life by the state. There is no