Weigh the pros, cons and controversies surrounding the grave issue of capital punishment; should the death penalty be allowed?
Wrath of the Kentucky cannibal
Since childhood, I have been a fan of old westerns. I enjoyed classics like Bonanza, Gunsmoke and anything with Clint Eastwood, John Wayne or James Stewart. The old westerns were called “Spaghetti Westerns” because they were often filmed in Italy. There are also legendary gunfighters that remain forever in old folklore.
5 People who Survived Their Executions
The death penalty is the harshest punishment for crime, given to those convicted of heinous, unthinkable acts. Most people sentenced to death have been a part of murder or took another person’s life. There is no coming back from death. The following people lived to tell their story of death row and the death penalty.
Difference Between Criminal And State Charges
If you have been charged with a crime, it could be either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on its severity. It can also be classified as a state or federal charge. Congress defines what acts constitute federal crimes and the penalties for each.
CRC proceeding between a bank and appellant surety
In a proceeding between a bank and appellant surety, the surety filed a second petition for a rehearing. He had been held liable on a certain guaranty. In seeking a rehearing, California rules of court 3.110 the surety relied on a state supreme court case that was handed down after the decision in the instant case.
Upon opening unit 27s door Jay is greeted to an empty dark and ambiguous room. It smelled of dust with a handful of exceptional spider webs randomly arranged in the unit. There was a black folding chair in the very back of the unit with something on the seat. With no light in the unit Jay scrambles and reaches in his left pocket pulling out his phone dropping the note he found in his car. Overlooking the note, he mishandled Jay turns on his phones flashlight and approaches the chair and mysterious object. With every step, creeping closer and closer the black folding chair reminds him of family cookouts from his childhood. Reminiscing about squirt guns and water balloons in the summers of Detroit he notices what's sitting on the chair. It's a napkin. A napkin covering a 4-inch droplet bottle with a note with bold letters screaming "HANDLE WITH CARE". Examining the droplet bottle, it was filled with a slimy substance. Glue- like in appearance but it was more of a liquid then a solid. On the side of the bottle was a red label which read "Substance M". Wrapping Substance M in the napkin for safe keeping he tucks the bottle in his right jacket pocket. Turning to leave the unit and continue on with the operation, he leaves the note from his car behind. He goes into the trunk of his car and pulls out a black oversized hoodie, sweatpants and a black ski mask. He covers what clothes he was already wearing with the loose-fitting hoodie and sweatpants to attempt to hide his identity and starts his journey in pursuit of the final step of this mischievous arrangement.
A little over 60 years ago, Ruth Ellis became the last woman hanged for murder in the UK. Since then, she’s become the subject of television and radio dramas, movies, plays, and books. Why should we bother telling a story of a woman executed over six decades ago?
Who Shot ya?
If any one of you is old enough to be a '90s Hip-Hop/rap fan, the title here would have caught your attention for different reasons, But, unfortunately no, we are not going to talk about the famous (and rather controversial at that time) Notorious B.I.G. song on Tupac Shakur.
The Death Penalty
Unpleasant sight, isn't it? Being strapped down for the lethal injection is the not best way to go out in this life, but unfortunately in several states like Texas this is not an uncommon form of punishment.
The man who loved his mother to death
It’s probably not a stretch to suggest that most people love their mothers. They are the tender women who wipe away tears, put band aids on our scraped knees, and listen to us grumble about our troubles. However, John “Jack” Gilbert Graham didn’t love his mother. He was born in Denver, Colorado, in 1932.
A Familiar Word
How he hated the rancid smell of this place. Prison Block D of Indiana State Correctional Facility must surely be the foulest smelling place in the world, thought Charles to himself. And yet he surprised himself when just moments later he realized that in a scant 24 hours he would give anything to be back in its damp miasma, to experience again the squalid familiarity of his cot on the steel bedframe and the raucous yells of his still-living prison-mates. Over the course of his 20-year tenure in what the guards cheerfully referred to as the “gloomatorium”, his disposition toward his living arrangements had steadily shifted from quiet tolerance to veiled aggravation to outright disgust. It was a strange and unsettling thought that he was actually capable of missing this wretched place.
James Dowland stepped out of his cell into the inner courtyard of Newgate prison. A shaft of light from a skylight above hit him in the eye, causing artifacts of purple to bloom across his field of vision. The under-sheriff roughly grabbed his hands to inspect his handcuffs. Satisfied that they were securely fastened, he led James and another condemned man through a door and down a narrow corridor to the chaplain’s office. There they found the clergyman sat at his desk, reading a bible against the slanting light from the window. He looked up with a placid expression and gestured for them to sit.
On June 26, 1937, sisters Melba Marie Everett, Madeline Everett and a friend named Jeanette Stephens were playing at Centinela Park in Inglewood, California. The three girls were all under ten. Although there were many people at the park on that Saturday, something horrific would happen. The girls approached a pool attendant and asked for a rope because a man named “Eddie the sailor” wanted to show them a rope trick. He also showed the girls he could bend his hands behind his wrists.