On March 13, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that will halt the execution of California’s 737 inmates currently on death row. Newsom calls the death penalty system a human error and discriminatory toward defendants who are mentally ill, black and brown, or who cannot afford legal representation.
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Twelve propositions that passed on California’s ballot for 2016 included legislation on education, plastic bags, marijuana, tobacco, criminal justice and taxation.
On the ballot for next week’s election is Proposition 34, to repeal the death penalty. Perspectives both for and against the death penalty are controversial and can’t help but involve people’s personal moral and religious views.
On Sept. 21, Troy Davis, 42, was executed for the murder of officer Mark MacPhail after being on death row for 20 years. Over the course of those 20 years, Davis embarked on a legal odyssey to prove his innocence.
The death penalty is a hot topic. And now, with Stanley “Tookie” Williams scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Dec. 13, this topic is hot on my mind.
An expert in international law and human rights spoke to more than 30 University of La Verne students and faculty to explain how the global trends of abolishing capital punishment influence the United States.
I am an alumnus and was recently browsing the Campus Times Web site when I came across the article regarding the formation of a MEChA chapter at ULV.
His warm smile and easygoing demeanor seem almost to contradict the grim, though important, research to which he’s devoted so many years.
Only in America could a man convicted of killing 168 people in the deadliest bombing in U.S. history ask to have his execution televised and have his request be given consideration.
In photographs, prolific killer Javed Iqbal appears proud of himself. There is no obvious remorse on this man’s face. In fact, when Judge Allah Baksh Ranja announced that Iqbal would be executed the same way he strangled and hacked his 100 young victims, then dissolved them into acid, he only smiled.