Bigotry Abroad

I saw this video on a friend’s facebook page, and was horrified.  It is an exert from a documentary on the movement to make homosexuality a capital offense in Uganda.  The stupidity of this bigotry could almost be funny, if the outcome of this campaign did not threaten the lives of so many....

A Tweet of the Times

A Utah prison has conducted what will most likely be the last official execution by firing squad in the United States.  However, what should have been a story about society continuing the barbaric practice of the death penalty, has instead turned into one of on a perversion of social media.  For the first...

Government Death Camps

Jeralyn at TalkLeft: The U.S. Army has scheduled its first execution since 1961. Ronald A. Gray has been scheduled to die by lethal injection at the Federal death camp at Terre Haute on December 12. […] President Bush approved the death order. Gray was sentenced to death by a court-martial panel in...

High Court Stays Georgia Execution

Troy Anthony Davis, who was scheduled to be killed by lethal injection at 7 pm today, was granted a stay by the U.S. Supreme Court less than two hours before the execution would have taken place: It was the second time that Davis, whose claims of innocence have attracted international attention, was granted...