Death penalty, also called capital punishment, is when a government or state
executes (kills) someone, usually but not always because they have committed a
May 20, 2008 ... [Editor's Note: The terms "death penalty" and "capital punishment" are frequently
used to mean the same thing. However, some people believe ...
Official international site on AI's death penalty abolition efforts. The death penalty
is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment.
This chart chronicles the United State's use of the death penalty over the past four
centuries. The chart highlights the gradual rise in use of capital punishment in ...
There are many reasons the death penalty should be abolished. It is a complex
issue and it is difficult to point to any single fact or argument as the most ...
As of April 1, 2008, the Death Penalty was authorized by 37 states, the Federal
Government, and the U.S. Military. Those jurisdictions without the Death Penalty
Congress or any state legislature may prescribe the death penalty, also known as
capital punishment, for murder and other capital crimes. The Supreme Court ...
May 15, 2015 ... Massachusetts outlawed capital punishment in 1982 and hadn't put anyone to
death since 1947. (Tsarnaev was eligible for the death penalty ...
The case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev absorbed Americans as no death-penalty drama
has in years. The saga of his crime and punishment began with the shocking ...
The American Civil Liberties Union believes the death penalty inherently violates
the constitutional ban against cruel and unusual punishment and the ...