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Weekly News Round-Up: 12/15/14 - 12/19/14

Weekly News Round-Up: 12/15/14 - 12/19/14

 

Report: Executions Down Nationwide… More Gruesome Details Revealed In Clayton Lockett Execution in Oklahoma…Ohio Legislature Passes Lethal Injection Secrecy Bill...Tn State Supreme Court Hearing Arguments To Release Executioners’ Identities… Tx Judge Rules State Must Reveal Execution Drug Makers… Death Penalty’s High Cost Stopping Executions

And don’t miss our “OUTRAGE OF THE CENTURY!” and “Quote of the Week”

REPORT: EXECUTIONS DOWN NATIONWIDE

OK: MORE GRUESOME DETAILS REVEALED IN CLAYTON LOCKETT EXECUTION

OH: LEGISLATURE PASSES LETHAL INJECTION SECRECY BILL…

….TN: STATE SUPREME COURT HEARS ARUGMENTS TO RELEASE EXECUTIONERS’ IDENTITIES…

…WHILE TX JUDGE RULES STATE MUST REVEAL EXECUTION DRUG MAKERS

TX: Judge ruled that name of lethal injection drug compounding source in Texas is public record and ordered it released. Texas used to release the names but changed course in May. However, since the ruling is expected to be appealed, names are not expected to be released soon. [AP, 12/12/14]

DEATH PENALTY’S HIGH COST STOPPING EXECUTIONS

OUTRAGE OF THE CENTURY!

Judge throws out teen’s murder conviction 70 years after his execution at age 14 – was so small, had to sit on book for his electrocution. According to the Washington Post, “When George Stinney Jr. was executed for the killings of two white girls in 1944, he was so small that the straps of South Carolina’s electric chair didn’t fit him properly, and he had to sit on a book for his electrocution. Stinney was just 14 years old at the time and became the youngest person put to death in the United States in the 20th century. But Wednesday, 70 years after the fact, Circuit Judge Carmen Mullen tossed out his conviction, which was reached after a trial that didn’t even last a full day and was never appealed.” [Washington Post, 12/17/14]

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“No matter where you look, you’re going to find more and more failures with the death penalty…This is not a system that many people want to support when they find out really how broken and really disgusting it can be.” - Marc Hyden, Advocacy Coordinator, Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty [MSNBC, 12/18/14]

 

Tags: #Botched, #Clayton Lockett , #Conservatives, #HaltAllExecutions, #Innocence, #Ohio, #Oklahoma, #Secrecy, #Tennessee

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