Capital Punishment

 
October 9 2009, 0 Comments
  These photos of whites torturing and lynching black men present a side of U.S. history that most history books ignore. They provide one of the many reasons why blacks (and Indians) hold a...
 
June 4 2012, 0 Comments
John "Babbacombe" Lee After three attempts to hang John Lee at Exeter Prison in Devon, England, the hanging was called off. Years later he was paroled.   by Robert Walsh  It...
 
October 9 2009, 0 Comments
The lethal-injection chamber in California's San Quentin Prison. Death-row inmates are increasingly foregoing the appeal process to hasten the date of their execution. "Volunteers" now account...
 
October 5 2009, 0 Comments
Sept. 30, 2009 Updated June 25, 2010 Caryl Chessman Convicted in 1948 as “The Red Light Bandit,” Caryl Chessman would become an internationally known “Death Row” author and make the cover of...
 
October 9 2009, 0 Comments
Jan. 30, 1999 Updated: Feb. 8, 1999 and June 25, 2001 An overview of the death penalty in this century -- with the leading arguments for and against capital punishment, and some of the leading...
 
October 9 2009, 0 Comments
October 26, 2008Entrance to HM Prison Manchester (Strangeways) where, in a special execution room, Albert Pierrepoint carried out the famous "quickest hanging" in 7 seconds. (photo credit:...

Other Voices TV: Executing Justice

November 28 2012, 0 Comments
Other Voices TV: Executing Justice from PPJC Videos on Vimeo. A conversation with J. Patrick O'Connor author of SCAPEGOAT: The Chino Hills Murders and the Framing of Kevin Cooper. Kevin Cooper...

The Man They Couldn’t Hang

June 4 2012, 0 Comments
John "Babbacombe" Lee After three attempts to hang John Lee at Exeter Prison in Devon, England, the hanging was called off. Years later he was paroled.   by Robert Walsh  It...

Ruth Ellis: Love, Lust and Death on the Gallows

February 29 2012, 0 Comments
Feb. 29, 2012 Ruth Ellis It was a time of “no sex please, we’re British.”  Women, if they had to mention the three-letter word, preferred to spell it out in a whisper. As for men, they...
Tue, 12/01/2009 - 00:37
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A coward and a megalomaniac, Ray Allen gave orders that resulted in the deaths of many people.  At age 76, he was the oldest person ever executed by the State of California.  by Randy Radic His name was Clarence Ray Allen.  Born in Blair, Oklahoma in 1930, he...
Fri, 10/09/2009 - 00:12
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Allen Lee Davis [Ed's Note: On Jan. 14, 2000, following the barrage of controversy created by the execution photos posted by Justice Shaw, Florida barred any further executions by electrocution, opting for lethal injection. On Dec. 16, 2006, then Gov. Jeb Bush suspended all...
Wed, 11/28/2012 - 13:19
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Other Voices TV: Executing Justice from PPJC Videos on Vimeo. A conversation with J. Patrick O'Connor author of SCAPEGOAT: The Chino Hills Murders and the Framing of Kevin Cooper. Kevin Cooper was convicted of the brutal murders of a Chino Hills, California family and a...
Mon, 06/04/2012 - 12:03
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John "Babbacombe" Lee After three attempts to hang John Lee at Exeter Prison in Devon, England, the hanging was called off. Years later he was paroled.   by Robert Walsh  It is February 23, 1885. The place is the coach house of Exeter Prison, Devon...
Wed, 02/29/2012 - 12:44
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Feb. 29, 2012 Ruth Ellis It was a time of “no sex please, we’re British.”  Women, if they had to mention the three-letter word, preferred to spell it out in a whisper. As for men, they hypocritically joined private men’s clubs where sex was on the menu along with beer...
Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:00
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Nov. 28, 2011 Ana Cardona There are over 3,500 inmates on death row in the United States, spread out over the 34 states that still use the death penalty.  Less than 1 percent of death row inmates are women and all 61 of them have been convicted of murder. by Amanda...
Wed, 04/27/2011 - 14:55
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  An excerpt from Mel Ayton recently published book Dark Soul of the South – The Life and Crimes of Racist Killer Joseph Paul Franklin by Mel Ayton In 2010 the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for executions to start again in Missouri when it refused to hear the...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 19:18
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Louis "Lepke" Buchalter Thomas E. Dewey built a political career around hounding the Jewish gangster Lepke. His execution in 1944 — the first of a major underworld figure – riveted the attention of a nation and was in doubt up to the last minute. by Allan May It was...
Tue, 10/13/2009 - 22:00
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March 14, 2005 Leo Frank (photograph c. 1915) Virulent anti-Semitism led directly to the arrest, prosecution, conviction, and lynching of the innocent, but Jewish, Leo Frank. Police and prosecutors fabricated evidence to win a death by hanging verdict. When the...
Fri, 10/09/2009 - 01:22
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  These photos of whites torturing and lynching black men present a side of U.S. history that most history books ignore. They provide one of the many reasons why blacks (and Indians) hold a different view of U.S. history than whites. Notice the carnival atmosphere...

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