Lisa Montgomery Suffered Years of Abuse and Trauma. The United States Killed Her Anyway
We talked with defense lawyer Kelley Henry about her client’s death, and the future of the capital punishment
Read this excellent article that appeared in The Rolling Stone
The Supreme Court Was Complicit In Donald Trump’s Execution Spree
Instead of acting as a safeguard, SCOTUS rubber-stamped the administration’s killings, sidestepping issues fundamental to the legality of the death penalty.
Huffington Post article…
A $6,300 Bus. A $33 Last Meal. What New Documents Tell Us About Trump’s Execution Spree
Feds spent millions to restart the death penalty and in the process revealed much about how they do it.
Read the article on The Marshall Project….
The Death Penalty: How many countries have it.
Definitely NOT a proud and respectful list to be on.
Read the facts from the BBC
Countries that have abolished the death penalty since 1976.
Now, this is the list we could be proud to be a part of!
See the chart.
More than 70% of the world’s countries have abolished capital punishment in law or practice.
The U.S. is an outlier among its close allies in its continued use of the death penalty.
Learn more on the Death Penalty Information Center.
How could bloodthirsty execution of Lisa Montgomery ever amount to justice?
Did Attorney General William Barr, only recently honored at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast for his “Christlike behavior,” even flinch when ordering that a Kansas woman will be murdered in our name on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception?
Read Melinda Henneberger’s article in the Kansas City Star
Kansan Lisa Montgomery will soon be executed. She ‘never had a chance’ — or a friend
Another of Melinda Henneberger’s thought provoking writing…
The Tortured Life And Tragic Crime Of The Only Woman On Death Row
In Trump’s final days in office, Lisa Montgomery — a mentally ill victim of sex trafficking — is set to be the first woman the U.S. executes in 70 years.
Read the article in Huffington Post