Capital Punishment

Virginia Becomes First Southern State To Abolish Death Penalty

Gov. Ralph Northam says "it is the moral thing to do.”
03/26/2021

Brandon Bernard Becomes Ninth Federal Prisoner Executed By Trump Administration in 2020

Even the prosecutor argued that he should live.
12/11/2020

Alabama Executes Nathaniel Woods Despite Pleas For Stay

He was executed over deaths of three cops he did not shoot
03/06/2020

This Day in Black History: March 5, 1945

Lena Baker was the first woman electrocuted in Georgia.
03/05/2013

Onetime Executioner Now Campaigns Against the Death Penalty

Jerry Givens advocates for the end of capital punishment.
02/20/2013

Texas to Execute Woman for Neighbor's Stabbing

Kimberly McCarthy is scheduled for lethal injection Tuesday.
01/29/2013

This Day in Black History: Aug. 15, 1975

Joan Little made legal defense history.
08/15/2012

Commentary: Massachusetts Fights Racially Biased Three-Strikes Law

Black leaders say that no-parole laws are unevenly enforced.
01/25/2012

Commentary: Mumia Was Spared, but a Brutal Practice Continues

Death penalty opponents cannot relax their struggle.
12/08/2011

Blacks Received 12 of the Last 13 Death Sentences in One Texas County

Racial pattern in sentencing emerges in studies.
11/15/2011