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Judicial killing still used in Europe

Lest we Europeans feel smug about our supposed eradication of the barbarity that is capital punishment, it is worth noting that judicial killing (you cannot call it “murder” when it is legally sanctioned) is still practised in one enclave of the continent. More here, from a grieving mother.
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Some Call it Murder: Breaking the Law in the Name of Capital Punishment

Industries / Law : Change.org's Criminal Justice Blog (4 years ago)

The difference between murder and execution is supposed to be legality. When the state kills, it’s not really murder if it follows the letter of the law -- or so the conventional wisdom goes. But what do you call it when the state b... Read Post

US, Europe considering sanctions on Kiev leaders

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (7 months ago)

BRUSSELS (AP) — Following the deadly clashes in Ukraine's capital, the Obama administration and European governments are talking about imposing punitive sanctions, the Kremlin has blamed the West for stirring up trouble and the pope... Read Post

The conservative case for capital punishment

News : The Week: News & Opinion (5 months ago)

On Tuesday night, Oklahoma prisoner Clayton Lockett died of a heart attack after the lethal injection cocktail that was supposed to kill him didn't work. Pretty much everyone admits that the execution of this convicted murderer was ... Read Post


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