capital punishment

Doubts About Lethal Injection Drugs Reignite Capital Punishment Debate

Nebraska and South Carolina now stand out as the latest examples in America of states that don’t want to give up their capital punishment power — despite a lack of lethal injection drug availability. South Carolina lawmakers recently opted for firing squads, and Nebraska still sentences people to death even if there is no functional way to carry out the sentence.

Death Penalty Abolished in Virginia

Virginia’s new Democratic majority, in full control of the General Assembly for a second year, pushed the repeal effort, arguing that the death penalty has been applied disproportionately to people of color, the mentally ill and the indigent.