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Politics

Supreme Court to Deliberate on the Death Penalty

This November may prove pivotal in life and death, punishment and mercy. The United States Supreme Court is currently in the midst of two proceedings with the potential to uproot essential tenets for the continuation of capital punishment. The first is that of Madison v. Alabama. The case of Vernon Madison questions whether states can execute mentally-disabled inmates who no longer remember their crime. The defense argues that killing Madison would be unconstitutional as his

Feminism

Why The World Wants #JusticeForNoura

It’s heartbreaking to think that we live in a world which sentences a teenage girl to death because she killed her rapist husband; this is the story of Noura Hussein, a 19-year-old Sudanese girl that is facing, in these days, the terrible sentence the court has given her, hoping that there will be changes and that she will decide her own fate. Noura was forced into child marriage, an issue that is still, sadly, common

Asia

Watering Down the Death Penalty: Another Bad Decision By The Philippine Government

Last year, there was talk of the death penalty being reinstated back in the Philippines. The proposal was approved, but it had not been passed—until today. The initial proposal indicated 21 different crimes punishable by hanging, firing squad or lethal injection, these crimes included: treason, piracy, destructive arson, bribery, parricide, murder, plunder, infanticide, rape (depending on the situation), possession, sale, trading, administration, importation, delivery, distribution, transportation, manufacturing of dangerous drugs, cultivation of plants classified as

Race

Charleston Shooter Dylann Roof Sentenced to Death

Self-proclaimed White supremacist Dylann Roof has been unanimously sentenced to death for the massacre of nine African-American’s at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, S.C on June 17, 2015. It’s no surprise that the jury – comprised of nine white jurors and three black jurors- found him guilty, as he confessed to the killings and never claimed to be innocent. He also justified them, writing, “I have shed a tear of self-pity for

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