Mar 11, 2015 · The death penalty in the United ..
Historical Timeline History of the Death ..
“His case is a poster child for the saying that ‘the death penalty is a luxury we can no longer afford.’”
As a sign of changeable standards of decency, the Supreme Court ruled in 2004 in Atkins v.
of the American Revolution, the death penalty was used in ..
On February 15, ninety-four-year-old Viva Leroy Nash died in the Arizona state prison complex at Florence, having been incarcerated nearly his entire adult life.
At the time of Nash’s death by natural causes, Arizona prosecutors had petitioned the Supreme Court in opposition to a federal district court ruling that found Nash mentally incapable of assisting in his defense at a new trial for the fatal shooting of a store clerk after his escape from a Utah prison.
First American death penalty ..
Tison v. Arizona 481 U.S. 137 (1987) -- [The] Court upheld Arizona'sdeath penalty for major participation in a felony with "reckless indifferenceto human life."
There are 31 states in the US where the death penalty is ..
In recent years more and more has been done to deprive the inmates of their constitutional right to a fair appeal or review of their case, and in some states not even new evidence of innocence is enough to cancel their appointment with the executioner.
For those inmates who are not so lucky to get off the death row the time until their execution is a life like human garbage where they are deprived of the most fundamental human rights and being subject to brutal treatment, no matter how humane it seems .
And to fulfill this degradation of human life many states invite the relatives of the victim - whom many politicians and prosecutors try to convey the delusion that - to come and witness and celebrate the execution, a perversion which the USA shares only with countries like China and a few Arabic nations.
As mentioned above it seems like the politicians find that promising people more killings and tougher penalties is the best way of earning votes.
But if the problem is the violence in society and murders one would think that finding solutions to these problems would be better for a political campaign.
"But you cannot be elected for anything in the USA if you do not support the death penalty", is a common statement.
Maybe this is right, but the fact is that polls show that there is a majority against the death penalty among the American population if they get the option of LWOP instead.
It is a small majority, but it is there, and apparently it is growing.