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Bipartisan Death Penalty Report Calls For End To Death Penalty ‘Cocktail’

Cathy Reisenwitz
Associate, Young Voices
              FILE - In this Nov. 2005 file photo, public information director Larry Greene is shown in the death chamber at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio.  Ohio prison officials said Friday, Oct. 4, 2013,  they are keeping their primary lethal injection drug in place despite the state's supply expiring, but they've added a second drug option for executioners to address the shortage.  Prisons spokeswoman JoEllen Smith said the powerful sedative pentobarbital will remain Ohio's primary method of administering the death penalty. A policy posted to the prisons department's website listed a combination of midazolam and hydromorphone as an alternative if sufficient pentobarbital isn't available or if the existing supply

A bipartisan panel of criminal justice system experts has released a comprehensive review of the administration of the death penalty in the United States. The report offers 39 recommendations to courts and policymakers from a committee of death penalty supporters and opponents.

New Amnesty International report calls for legalizing sex work

1:12 PM 01/31/2014

It just couldn’t be clearer. “Amnesty International is opposed to the criminalization or punishment of activities related to the buying or selling of consensual sex between adults.” Thus begins a recently leaked document from the famed human rights organization calling for an end to prohibitions on sex work. Ironically perhaps, the most important, and controversial portion of this document may be the definitions section.

Why Obenshain’s defeat is great news for the GOP

11:13 AM 12/26/2013
Wake up and drop the social conservatism, demographics demand it.

Of course white students used speech restrictions to censor their black professor

9:49 AM 12/06/2013

It appears that American colleges’ speech-censoring chickens have come home to roost, in the form of three dickish white bros. The students filed a racial discrimination complaint after their black, female professor dared try to teach them about structural racism.

Police brutality in America: These are not isolated incidents

6:54 PM 08/28/2013

Just last week, several police officers in Stockton, California beat a mentally disturbed man during an arrest, one officer putting a knee on his head and another pulling him by his braids. Earlier this month a police officer beat an Iowa shoplifter so brutally that she was carried to the hospital in a stretcher and left her with sustained vision impairment. The beating happened in front of her daughter. The Minneapolis Police Department is currently facing 61 lawsuits regarding allegations that officers used excessive force that led to injuries.

The case against funding more gun-safety studies

1:35 PM 01/19/2013

The New Yorker’s John Cassidy calls for fact-based gun policies in his latest column: “Let’s Get the Facts to Reduce Gun Violence.” President Obama might want to try this approach instead of trotting out letter-reading third graders to make his case for more gun-control legislation.