Death Penalty

Capital punishment or the death penalty is a legal process whereby a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime. The judicial decree that someone be punished in this manner is a death sentence, while the actual enforcement is an execution. Crimes that can result in a death penalty are known as capital crimes or capital offenses. The term capital originates from the Latin capitalis, literally "regarding the head" (referring to execution by beheading).Capital punishment has, in the past, been practiced by most societies, as a punishment for criminals, and political or religious dissidents.
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  • Degrees of Felonies and the Consequences

    …; 9) improper relations between teacher-educator and student; 9) intoxication manslaughter; 10) possession of between 50 pounds to 2,000 pounds of marijuana; 11) sexual assault; 12) stalking (second offense); and 13) human trafficking (any age). Examples of a third-degree felony include: 1) deadly action with a firearm; 2) aggravated perjury; 3…

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  • Degrees of Felonies and the Consequences

    … extremely serious to least serious. Felony in the first degree is the second highest felony and most serious felony of the degree classification. Examples of first degree felonies are theft of property valued at $200,000 or higher and aggravated sexual assault. Aggravated sexual assault occurs when a person knowingly or intentionally penetrates…

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  • What Are the Harshest Legal Punishments in Texas?

    … include the death penalty. Each punishment category applies to corresponding offenses. Misdemeanors Misdemeanors are among the least severe criminal acts in the state of Texas. They are more serious than a parking ticket but not severe enough to be punished with a prison sentence. They range from petty offenses to burglary or simple assault. Some…

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  • Competing DP Referendums May Be On the Ballot in 2016

    … Lawrence Bittaker, one of over seven hundred convicted murders who might benefit at the ballot box in 2016 California voters may face competing death penalty measures on the 2016 ballot – one that aims to have those on death row executed faster and another that would scrap it for life without parole. Both initiatives would require current…

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  • Are Murder and Homicide the Same Thing?

    … Are Murder and Homicide the Same Thing? Posted by Matthew Sharp under Murder, Violent Crime January 20, 2016 Murder vs Homicide in Texas Most people are familiar with the terms murder and homicide. These terms are frequently used in criminal cases as well as in regular, day-to-day speech. But do these terms refer to the same action or do…

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  • Virginia Exposes Ridiculous California Capital Punishment Dishonesty

    … District Courts and the Ninth Circuit Court. Because Virginia actually imposes capital punishment, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger agreed to Prieto’s extradition. Rachel Raver Fulton had been shot in the back, the medical examiner found, and he theorized that Raver, forced to disrobe, then ran terrified through the dark bramble until she was shot…

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  • Why Isn’t Judge Terry Hatter Front Page News?

    … Federal District Court Judge Terry Hatter Recently, a media firestorm and legal uproar resulted from Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis’ refusal to provide marriage licenses to her constituents. The ACLU, major media outlets and legal pundits have, for the most part, denounced Kim Davis as behaving egregiously in violation of due process…

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  • The Legal Future of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    … Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. He’s the first person given a federal death sentence since Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh in 1997. The Tsarnaev decision came after the sentencing phase of the federal death penalty trial, in which 63 witnesses gave often emotional testimony over three weeks. During this phase…

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  • Boston Marathon Bomber’s Mother’s Bizarre Rant

    … PEOPLE, DON’T CARE ABOUT THIS AND THEY SLEEP KNOWING AND SEEING THIS AND CAN PEACEFULLY LIVE, EVEN GOING THROUGH THEIR DAILY GRIND, AS LONG AS IT DOESN’T CONCERN THEM! ;(;(;; BUT MY SONS WERE NOT PART OF THE NUMBER OF SUCH UNEMOTIONAL AND BRAINLESS ANIMALS AND THE PAIN OF THE MOTHERS AND FATHERS, SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF ISLAM TORMENTED THEM, DAY…

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  • Georgia Execution Stay Is Now Called a “Botched” Execution

    … are asking a federal court to stay her death sentence in the wake of a botched attempt to carry it out. Kelly Gissendaner’s planned execution has been postponed twice over the past two weeks: first in late February due to a winter storm, then in the first week of March because the drug that was to be used for her execution looked unusually cloudy. Her…

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