capital punishment

Weigh the pros, cons and controversies surrounding the grave issue of capital punishment; should the death penalty be allowed?

  • Sian Toyne
    Published about 3 hours ago
    The Crimes of Velma Barfield

    The Crimes of Velma Barfield

    Margie Velma Bullard was born on October 29, 1932, in rural South Carolina. She was the second child born to a farmer, Murphy, and his wife, Lillian. When she was a child, her family moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina, where all accounts suggest that Velma had a difficult life. She was allegedly abused by her father, and her mother apparently did not intervene when he inflicted his abuse.
  • Something Complicated
    Published 24 days ago
    The Death Penalty

    The Death Penalty

    In the US, according to a recent report, blacks are overrepresented on death row, and blacks are twice as likely to face the death penalty as white people. The Death Penalty Information Centre report is a comprehensive look at the justice system in America and how discrimination permeates the entire criminal system.
  • Marc Hoover
    Published 3 months ago
    The eyes of a killer

    The eyes of a killer

    According to Shakespeare, “Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” Today, those infamous words still apply. The world is full of evil monsters. If you don’t believe me, then pick up a newspaper or do a Google search and you will find it all over the planet. Since the dawn of time, people have committed heinous acts against one another for the sake of greed, lust and many other reasons. Most people, however, will spend their entire life without knowing anyone on death row.
  • Purity Ezenwa
    Published 3 months ago
    China’s state intelligence bureau, stole terabytes of data from high-technology companies, around the world including the United States

    China’s state intelligence bureau, stole terabytes of data from high-technology companies, around the world including the United States

    U.S. prosecutors have charged two wanted Chinese nationals linked to Beijing for their alleged involvement in a global hacking operation that targeted hundreds of companies and governments for more than a decade, stealing sensitive information.
  • Marc Hoover
    Published 4 months ago
    The survivor: George H.W. Bush

    The survivor: George H.W. Bush

    During WWII, American and Japanese forces battle over many tiny islands throughout the South Pacific. On September 2, 1944, the U.S. Navy had engaged in a bombing raid over Chichi-Jima Island, which is 700 miles away from Tokyo.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 4 months ago
    Reason First: Is This a Case of a ‘Privileged’ Black Male?

    Reason First: Is This a Case of a ‘Privileged’ Black Male?

    The reality of the package deal is apparent. What the package deal means is that some truth may provide a veneer but lies get smuggled into the idea that damn whatever’s true. What’s valid about white privilege is the fact that bigotry and racism are involved in it. The lie(s) include the idea that color of skin and hair texture determine character and that every white person is evil. Let’s consider Charles Brooks, Jr, who actually led a vicious existence.
  • Frank Talaber
    Published 4 months ago
    A Lion Prowls Tonight

    A Lion Prowls Tonight

    A Lion Prowls Tonight One enters the lion’s den with great trepidation. Even confined behind bars, in manacles, this remorseless killing machine was a sight to behold. Restless, he padded back and forth as I entered his territory, his space, and worst of all, his rules.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 6 months ago
    Reason First: William Kemmler’s Electric Ride

    Reason First: William Kemmler’s Electric Ride

    A hatchet sliced into Tillie Ziegler on March 29, 1889. The man holding the bloody murder weapon stood as William Kemmler. A jury found him guilty. A sentence stated that he should be put to death. As an uneducated swindler, Kemmler held onto bits and pieces of rage. For his crime, he would see that fury silenced as the first man to die from the electric chair.
  • Ahmad Issa
    Published 7 months ago
          Death Row

    Death Row

    My name is Ahmad Issa, and this is my true story about me and the justice system in the United States of America. This my story:
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 7 months ago
    Reason First: Bring back the Total Death Penalty in Delaware

    Reason First: Bring back the Total Death Penalty in Delaware

    A gurney with a body rolls into the forensics laboratory. It has only expired a few minutes ago. It is the corpse of a monster. A male convicted of multiple counts of rape perished behind prison walls. Good riddance. The evil man had died at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Delaware. He succumbed due to his cancer. For the rapes, the state sentenced him to life in prison with an additional twenty years. Fortunately, science silenced this brute. It’s only right that he should die behind bars rather than reach a parole date which would have been extremely difficult with his sentence.
  • Lauryl Sandman
    Published 7 months ago
    Unpopular Opinion:The Death Penalty Needs to be Suspended

    Unpopular Opinion:The Death Penalty Needs to be Suspended

    What began as a public event soon became more private as executions were moved from outdoor gathering spaces to within prison walls. The death penalty has been in use in the United States since the mid-1600s. Early criminals were often put to death in front of jeering crowds who celebrated the act of execution. But the morbid desire to see people being killed was not diminished once executions were removed from public spaces. Crowds of people still clamored to gain entry to the exclusive events. The more publicized the crime, the more well-attended the execution.
  • Daniel da Chao Samico
    Published 9 months ago
    DEATH PENALTY, MY LAW.

    DEATH PENALTY, MY LAW.

    First of all lets make clear that these are my views and only mine, also I warn that they require the correct attention and understanding otherwise I may come across as some kind of self-appointed king.