"In Arkansas, a Tempered Victory for Death Penalty Opponents"


"Barely a dozen hours had passed since a pair of execution warrants had expired. The two men the State of Arkansas had wanted to put to death on Monday night remained alive. And near the State Capitol here on Tuesday afternoon, one of their lawyers was in his office, working on a court filing that he hoped would save the five men who still face execution this month." More after the flip.

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Execution Drop Makes Some Think That It Is Fading Away



"Is the death penalty in America gradually dying? There have been just two executions since May 1 and the total for 2016 probably will hit a 25-year low." Read more from the Seattle Times after the flip.

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"Life Requires More From Us Than Death"


From The Huffington Post--"The United States of America was born in violence. The brutality, severity, and ubiquity of violence during slavery preceded and followed our country’s founding. It was, indeed, inscribed and fundamentally baked into the parchment of our constitution. For many of us this is a difficult and disturbing truth to face, but one we know too well." Link after the flip. 

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