GOP Sen. Rubio calls Durham report potentially one ‘greatest political scandals in American history’
A Republican from Florida compared a federal investigation into alleged political espionage to a national embarrassment. Sen. Marco Rubio believes more Americans should feel outraged about Special Counsel John Durham's finding that Hillary Clinton's campaign counsel paid contractor Fusion GPS to "infiltrate" Donald Trump's computer servers and monitor his cellphone data. "If ...
Trump: media ignoring alleged spying on election, White House is ‘beginning of communism’
A former president compared a news blackout on Democrat-linked spying revelations to America's first step towards becoming a dictatorship. Donald Trump is disappointed about the lack of media coverage on Special Counsel John Durham's discovery that Hillary Clinton supporters falsified evidence to link the Trump campaign to Russian espionage in the ...
Execution methods to be expanded as DOJ rushes through new ruling: Meanwhile 3-star General calls for martial law
Not much notice has been given to a rule being rushed through the White House, but it may have enormous consequences. Included in the Trump administration's last-minute rule-making is a rule proposing to reintroduce electrocutions and the firing squad for federal executions. It will allow the government more options for administering capital ...
William Barr defends police, speeds legislation against mass shooters
Attorney General William Barr at the Fraternal Order of Police conference in New Orleans, on Monday, Aug. 12, defended law enforcement officers and promised to speed up new legislation against convicted mass murderers in response to the two shootings earlier this month that left scores dead in Texas and Ohio. In ...
Death penalty and execution information 1976-Present
Criminal executions have been on the decline for decades in the United States, but the U.S. has not abolished executions. Currently, there are 57 countries that retain the death penalty for ordinary crimes. And there are 105 countries have abolished executions. Death Penalty Information Center Yesterday, Attorney General William Barr reinstated the ...
Attorney general reinstates the death penalty
In a statement from the Justice Department, Attorney General William Barr reinstated the death penalty for the most horrific crimes. After nearly a 20-year postponement, the Department of Justice has reinstated the death penalty. Barr also directed acting Director of Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Hugh Hurwitz to schedule executions for ...
Death penalty trial set for dad charged with killing 5 kids
A father who police said killed his five young children in their South Carolina home and then drove their bodies around for more than a week is about to stand trial for his life. Jury selection is set to begin Monday in Lexington County in the death penalty case of Timothy ...
UN rights chief urges Brunei to scrap new penal code
People would be executed for offenses such as rape, adultery, homosexual relations, robbery and insult to the Prophet Mohammed under the new code
UN watchdog blasts Vietnam over repression, abuses
UN experts express alarm over dramatic spike in crackdowns against human rights defenders
Trump not ‘thrilled’ with California plan to halt executions
President Donald Trump says he's not "thrilled" with California's plan to halt death penalty executions. California Gov. Gavin Newsom planned to sign an executive order Wednesday giving a reprieve to the 737 inmates on his state's death row. Trump tweeted Wednesday that voters don't support Newsom's decision on behalf of the "737 ...
Five men sentenced to death in Somalia rape case
The sentences, in a country where sexual violence is widespread and if anyone is punished, it's often the victim, may be a sign of change.
Amnesty urges moratorium on S. Sudan executions
Rights group says at least seven men were put to death in February, equal to the total for all of 2018
South Sudan executed 7 people in February
All the victims were men, three were from the same family, and all were hanged
UN urges Egypt to stop executions based on forced confessions
Fifteen people executed in Egypt this month have claimed their confessions were extracted under torture
High court won’t hear anti-death penalty Arkansas judge suit
The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision dismissing a lawsuit filed by a judge in Arkansas who was barred from overseeing execution-related cases after he participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration. The justices said Tuesday that they wouldn't get involved in the lawsuit filed by Pulaski County Circuit Judge ...
EU states mixed on Trump demand to take back IS fighters
U.S. President Donald Trump's demand that European countries take back their citizens fighting in Syria is receiving a mixed reaction, as nations pondered how to bring home-grown Islamic State extremists to trial. The question of such foreign fighters has been a conundrum for the Europeans for several years. Islamic State prisoners ...
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