The execution of Ronald Smith last week took far longer than it should have, 34 minutes, during which time he was almost certainly awake when the prison administered the agonizing drugs, whose administration without sedation is an open and shut violation of the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.
The U.N. advisor on the prevention of genocide, Adama Dieng, issued a dire warning last month that the fledgling new country of South Sudan is “on the brink” of a genocide comparable to what happened in Rwanda over two decades ago.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, have been reported between November 9 and November 16, in the wake of Donald Trump’s surprise election victory on Novemner 8. The SPLC collected reports from news articles, social media, and direct submissions from their #ReportHate intake page.
A disturbing trend has been occurring in recent months on the ground at Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota: Journalists are being assaulted, arrested, jailed, and threatened with excessive criminal charges for the unspeakable crime of attempting journalism.
On Monday, November 1, 2016, a roughly 4-minute long video began to circulate around social media and on YouTube, in which stunning revelations were revealed in regard to the recent dramatic unfolding of events only a week prior to Election Day, upon which Americans are scheduled to cast their ballots in what is possibly the most heated and controversial presidential election the country has ever known.
A state supreme court has now ruled black men have every reason to run from the cops — and their fleeing cannot be considered a suspicious act.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled 7-2 on Friday, August 19 to halt the execution of Jeffrey Lee Wood, a death row inmate awaiting an ostensibly unconstitutional execution by lethal injection for a murder he did not commit nor intend to commit. He was sentenced to death under Texas’ “law of parties” for his involvement in a 1996 convenience store robbery that led to the shooting death of his friend Kriss Keeran, who worked at the store as a clerk.
An explosive new documentary based on Peter Schweizer’s bestselling book of the same name, Clinton Cash, details how Bill and Hillary Clinton used their positions of power and influence to raise millions for themselves and billions for their “charitable” foundation.