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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

The Ultimate Punishment Part One: Introduction

Stanley Tookie Williams

Stanley “Tookie” Williams was a founding member of the West Side Crips, one of the most notorious gangs in all of Los Angeles. Otherwise a man with a promising future in social work, Tookie’s life unraveled in gang culture. He began using hard drugs, losing opportunities because of his ties to the Crips and friends