Monday, December 5th, 2016

Really. The state of Texas is going to continue killing people and now they won’t even allow them a decent last meal? The decision came after state Sen. John Whitmire took issue with the meal ordered by Lawrence Russell Brewer, who was executed Wednesday for the infamous dragging death of James Byrd Jr., a black […]

Steve Chapman at Reason.com sees the death penalty is in decline and asks if abolition is possible. The popular impulse to put people to death is just not what it used to be. Executions have fallen by half since 1999. The number of new death sentences is about one-third what it was at the 1996 […]

The Nebraska State Supreme Court ruled the electric chair is “cruel and unusual punishment.” In the landmark ruling, the court said the Legislature may vote to have a death penalty, just not one that offends rights under the state constitution. The high court made the ruling in the case of Raymond Mata Jr., convicted for […]

The Nebraska State Supreme Court ruled the electric chair is “cruel and unusual punishment.” In the landmark ruling, the court said the Legislature may vote to have a death penalty, just not one that offends rights under the state constitution. The high court made the ruling in the case of Raymond Mata Jr., convicted for […]

Jay Bullock ventures outside of his center square to discover a congressman in Nebraska has set up his official website to block any links from Blogspot websites, like the one you are reading. Only it seems to work for my site. Hmmmm. (Update! The links only work in the pre-publishing stage.) Anyway, I’m thoroughly outraged […]

Jay Bullock ventures outside of his center square to discover a congressman in Nebraska has set up his official website to block any links from Blogspot websites, like the one you are reading. Only it seems to work for my site. Hmmmm. (Update! The links only work in the pre-publishing stage.) Anyway, I’m thoroughly outraged […]

To get around the partial-birth abortion ban, abortionists have taken to injecting the child with potassium chloride while the child is in the womb to cause the heart to stop. Potassium chloride is one of the chemicals used in lethal injection executions. As the New York Times noted in an article on the stopping of […]

To get around the partial-birth abortion ban, abortionists have taken to injecting the child with potassium chloride while the child is in the womb to cause the heart to stop. Potassium chloride is one of the chemicals used in lethal injection executions. As the New York Times noted in an article on the stopping of […]