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Death Penalty Costs CA $4 Billion

A new research paper conducted over three years by a senior California judge and a law professor, finds that the death penalty has cost California 4 billion ...
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U.S. Death Penalty Facts

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Information on US death penalty costs, trends, statistics and other facts from Amnesty International. Join the campaign to end capital punishment!

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Death penalty: pro or con?

Although the death penalty has been abolished by more than two thirds of the world, over two thousand people were executed last year. Web journalist Lori The...
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Should the Death Penalty be abolished or should it not? What is your opinion?

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Anti-Death Penalty Activists Target Pharmacists Association

Anti-Death Penalty Activists Target Pharmacists Association | Death Penalty | Scoop.it
An online petition focused on changing the American Pharmacists Association's code of ethics regarding the death penalty is gaining steam.

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Mateo Gómez's curator insight, May 13, 2014 11:18 AM

This is a very useful source because it states reasons why Death Penalties that use drugs and injections to kill people should stop in the US and any other part in the world. It also gives many quotes from specialists that oppose pharmacists to create drugs used in Death Penalties without the author stating his/her opinion and using facts instead. It is also easy to understand and it uses the names of places they got the information where readers can find out more about the topic. 

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American Legal System Is Corrupt Beyond Recognition, Judge Tells Harvard Law School

American Legal System Is Corrupt Beyond Recognition, Judge Tells Harvard Law School | Death Penalty | Scoop.it

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Death Penalty Statistics 2010

http://www.amnestyusa.org/death-penalty Countries which continue to use the death penalty are being left increasingly isolated following a decade of progress...
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Speak out against the death penalty

No matter where you live, speak out against the death penalty by signing this open letter to Maryland state legislators urging them to vote for repeal in Maryland.

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Why Police Officers Lie Under Oath

Why Police Officers Lie Under Oath | Death Penalty | Scoop.it

THOUSANDS of people plead guilty to crimes every year in the United States because they know that the odds of a jury’s believing their word over a police officer’s are slim to none. As a juror, whom are you likely to believe: the alleged criminal in an orange jumpsuit or two well-groomed police officers in uniforms who just swore to God they’re telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but? As one of my colleagues recently put it, “Everyone knows you have to be crazy to accuse the police of lying.”

 

But are police officers necessarily more trustworthy than alleged criminals? I think not. Not just because the police have a special inclination toward confabulation, but because, disturbingly, they have an incentive to lie. In this era of mass incarceration, the police shouldn’t be trusted any more than any other witness, perhaps less so.

 

That may sound harsh, but numerous law enforcement officials have put the matter more bluntly.  Peter Keane, a former San Francisco Police commissioner, wrote an article in The San Francisco Chronicle decrying a police culture that treats lying as the norm: “Police officer perjury in court to justify illegal dope searches is commonplace. One of the dirty little not-so-secret secrets of the criminal justice system is undercover narcotics officers intentionally lying under oath. It is a perversion of the American justice system that strikes directly at the rule of law. Yet it is the routine way of doing business in courtrooms everywhere in America.”

The New York City Police Department is not exempt from this critique. In 2011, hundreds of drug cases were dismissed after several police officers were accused of mishandling evidence. That year, Justice Gustin L. Reichbach of the State Supreme Court in Brooklyn condemned a widespread culture of lying and corruption in the department’s drug enforcement units. “I thought I was not naïve,” he said when announcing a guilty verdict involving a police detective who had planted crack cocaine on a pair of suspects. “But even this court was shocked, not only by the seeming pervasive scope of misconduct but even more distressingly by the seeming casualness by which such conduct is employed.”

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