“…a man was sentenced to death for giving medical grade cannabis oils to patients in need.”

Malaysian Court Sentences Man to Death for Distributing Free Cannabis OilA man in Malaysia was sentenced to death after giving medical marijuana to patients in need.Published 3 weeks ago on September 4, 2018 By Nick LindseyMalaysia remains a potentially dangerous place to engage in anything related to medical marijuana. And that includes distributing it free …

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…47 persons have been put to death in Florida under an unconstitutional process

  HHarry Lee Anstead, My View 2:46 p.m. EST November 22, 2016 In January 2016, in a case called Hurst v. Florida, the United States Supreme Court held that Florida’s death penalty scheme was unconstitutional and violated the Sixth Amendment, pursuant to its decision in Ring v. Arizona. The Court held that Florida’s statutory scheme …

Nearly 100 Groups Send Letter to Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) Opposing Death Penalty for Fentanyl Bill

  Press Release | 10/18/2016 Outdated Approach Would Expose Drug Sellers to Death Penalty Legislation Repeats Worst Mistakes of the Drug War Nearly 100 groups working on criminal justice reform, including NAACP, Families Against Mandatory Minimums, and the Drug Policy Alliance today sent a letter to Representative Tom Reed (D-NY), opposing H.R. 6158, the HELP …

Mauritanian appeals court upholds death sentence for blogger

  New York, April 21, 2016-- An appeals court in Nouadhibou today upheld the death sentence for Mauritanian blogger and freelance journalist Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed, who was convicted of apostasy in 2014 for an article he wrote, according to news reports. The appeals court referred the case to Mauritania's Supreme Court, which has the …

House Judiciary Committee will vote on HB203, repealing the death penalty in Kentucky on March 9, 2016 !!

On March 9, members of the House Judiciary Committee will vote on State Rep. David Floyd's House Bill 203, a bill that repeals the death penalty and establishes life without parole as the maximum punishment for capital murder. It also calls for re-sentencing those on Kentucky's death row to life without parole. Your State Representative …

work together to end the death penalty in Kentucky!

it is important that we all work together to end the death penalty in Kentucky by clicking here and taking action now. Senator Gerald Neal has filed Senate Bill 41 in the Senate which is a bill that repeals the death penalty and keeps in place all the other options currently available to jurors in …

Why Are So Many Veterans on Death Row?

By Jeffrey Toobin The death penalty has always provided a window into the darkest corners of American life. Every pathology that infects the nation as a whole—racism, most notably—also affects our decisions about whom to execute. A new report from the Death Penalty Information Center adds a new twist to this venerable pattern. The subject …

The U.S. Supreme Court is about to re-evaluate how some states carry out lethal injections.

Next month, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case which challenges Oklahoma’s use of “liquid fire” in executions. The drug – potassium chloride – is one of a cocktail of drugs currently used in some states to carry out death sentences, a cocktail that has led to botched executions. Nancy E. Millar …

Bills to abolish the death penalty were introduced in both chambers of the Kentucky General Assembly

Bills to abolish the death penalty were introduced in both chambers of the Kentucky General Assembly on its opening day. Sen. Gerald Neal, a Democrat from Jefferson County, introduced SB 15; Rep. David Floyd, a Republican from Nelson County, introduced HB 82. Both legislators have filed similar bills in past sessions. To read the summary …

UN: Freeze Funding of Iran Counter-Narcotics Efforts

Source: Human Rights Watch Surge in Executions for Drug Trafficking (London) - The United Nations agency charged with combating illicit drug trafficking should withdraw its support for counter-narcotics police operations in Iran until the death penalty for drug offenses is abolished, six rights groups said in a letter published today. The groups made the plea …

In Kentucky, execution debate finds new footing

By BRETT BARROUQUERE Associated Press August 1, 2014 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — With a spate of botched executions across the country this year looming over their discussion, Kentucky lawmakers are revisiting some fundamental questions about the death penalty, including whether the state should keep it on the books. Along with activists on both sides, a joint …

It’s time for the US supreme court to declare a death penalty moratorium

Clayton Lockett's agonizing final minutes were the results of a failed experiment, proving states can no longer be trusted to run their laboratories. Let's stop tinkering with the machinery of death    Randall T Coyne in Norman, Oklahoma Jump to comments (367) In 1972, the supreme court issued a moratorium after determining that the death …

NCADP Online Conference Video

NCADP Online Conference Video   The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty is excited to present this live online conference exploring how communities can be safer without the death penalty. The conference will be broadcast over the web and will be approximately one hour in length. View the conference right here, on this page! …

Ky. to change execution method from 3 drugs

By BRETT BARROUQUEREAssociated Press Published: Thursday, May. 31, 2012 - 12:29 pm Kentucky will change the way it executes prisoners after a judge ordered it to rethink the current injection process that involves three drugs. The move could open the door to a switch to a single-drug execution. The Kentucky Justice Cabinet filed notice Thursday …