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.
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
A top rights body ruled on Wednesday that France was in violation of a European treaty because it did not fully ban the smacking of children. The Strasbourg-based Council of Europe said France’s laws on corporal punishment for child... Read Post