Category Archives: Justice

Innocents: One Man, Two Death Sentences

Death Row Ford

This is an ongoing series telling the stories of wrongful convictions in North America. To read more of these stories, please click here. If you have a story of someone wrongfully convicted, or you were yourself and want to talk about it, please email me at mommy@godlessmom.com. See my two previous series on the American

Innocents: David Keaton of the Quincy Five

david keaton

This is an ongoing series telling the stories of wrongful convictions in North America. To read more of these stories, please click here. If you have a story of someone wrongfully convicted, or you were yourself and want to talk about it, please email me at mommy@godlessmom.com. See my two previous series on the American

Guest Post: Do Prisons Work? (A UK Perspective)

Wormwood Scrubs

GM is helping Godless Dad at work this week and will be posting guest posts until next week. If you want to see yours posted this week, click here to submit it. This post is from David Kelly, a humanist campaigning in North London about everything from faith school admissions to bogus health claims. He blogs at Humanism in Barnet

Innocents: Death Row Exoneree #138

Death row exoneree Anthony Graves

This is an ongoing series telling the stories of wrongful convictions in North America. To read more of these stories, please click here. If you have a story of someone wrongfully convicted, or you were yourself and want to talk about it, please email me at mommy@godlessmom.com. See my two previous series on the American

Every Atheist Needs: Sword and Scale

Sword and Scale

I’m a total podcast junkie. I listen while I paint and while I clean and while I’m out in the garden. I listen to a lot of podcasts and later this week, I’m going to upload a video listing my top ten faves. For now, though, I want you to check out my favourite podcast…

The Ultimate Punishment Part 6: Irrational Capital Punishment & Conclusion

noose

In this series debunking the reasons to support the death penalty, we’ve looked at: The Ultimate Punishment Part 5: Closure The Ultimate Punishment Part 4: A Humane Way To Kill The Ultimate Punishment Part 3: The High Cost Of The Death Penalty The Ultimate Punishment Part 2: The Death Penalty As A Deterrent The Ultimate

The Ultimate Punishment Part 5: Closure

funeral

This is part 5 in a series debunking the arguments for the death penalty. Read the other parts here. Arnie was in sixth grade when his father told him his beloved grandfather had been murdered. Little by little, Arnie discovered the details. His grandfather had gone to his own hardware store late at night to

The Ultimate Punishment Part 4: A Humane Way To Kill

Lethal Injection

This is part 4 in a series attempting to debunk the arguments for the death penalty. Read the other parts here. In January, 2014, in Ohio, Dennis McGuire gasped, his stomach heaved violently and his fists clenched through 25 minutes of a botched execution. In horror, an audience and a team of executioners watched a

The Ultimate Punishment Part 3: The High Cost Of The Death Penalty

Lethal Injection

This is part 3 in a series attempting to debunk the arguments for the death penalty. Read the other parts here. In 2014, Washington State saw an unprecedented 3 capital cases being tried at the same time. Christopher Monfort was being tried for the murder of a police officer. The state shelled out more than

The Ultimate Punishment Part 2: The Death Penalty As A Deterrent

Electric Chair

This is part two in a series designed to debunk the arguments for capital punishment. Read part one here. Picture a young David Berkowitz, perhaps 14 or 15 years old. Not yet nicknamed The Son of Sam. He’s just come in from trick or treating on Halloween night. The spooky sights and sounds lit a