death penalty

Death to Death: June turn-out could help
Published on May 16th, 2013
0 comments By David Swanson Most of the world's governments no longer use the death penalty. Among wealthy nations there is one exception remaining. The United States is among the top five killers in the world...
Deaton: Candidate calls for moratorium on death penalty prosecutions
Published on Mar 20th, 2013
4 comments Calling the death penalty "barbaric," Steve Deaton, candidate for commonwealth's attorney in Charlottesville, wants a moratorium on prosecutions that could lead to death row. "It's something I've...
Disturbing legacy: Race still affects Virginia's death penalty
Published on Aug 26th, 2012
7 comments By King Salim Khalfani and Stephen A. Northup According to the most recent polling data, public support for the death penalty is at its lowest level in decades. Four states have ended capital...
Snap: Death penalty protest on High Street
Published on May 24th, 2010
11 comments Protesters gathered Thursday in front of the Charlottesville Circuit Courthouse. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Citizens unhappy about the then-impending execution of convicted murderer Darick Walker...
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