News Update 2.12.07

In North Carolina

Some fast facts on lethal injection and how some say the protocol can be improved.

On pain and the machinery of death.

How will capital punishment play into the 2008 Governor’s race?

The Daily Tar Heel on opposing viewpoints about the moratorium.

Editorials supporting a moratorium can be read
here, here, and here.


A Los Angeles police officer on why he opposes the death penalty.

Tennessee Corrections Commissioner says that human error is to blame for confusing execution manual, but that human error does not occur in the executions themselves.

Federal jury rejects death penalty, noting that exeuction would not even have been on the table had the case been brought in state court.

For New York Times Select subscribers, a great article on the problems seen with lethal injection nationwide.

Slate notes that American support for the death penalty is diminishing – except on the Supreme Court.

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