Jesus on the cross is best viewed as what that event concretely was, an
imperial execution," says Mark Lewis Taylor in The Executed God.
Convicted murderer and gang leader Stanley "Tookie" Williams has been
nominated for the 2001 Nobel Prize for Peace.
For the past 25 years, executions have taken place somewhere in America almost every week. They happened in the dead of night.
Finding himself in agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union and at odds with Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson said "a moratorium [on executions] would indeed be very appropriate..."
Ninety-eight people were executed in the United States last year30 more than in
1998 and the most since 1951.
The Supreme Court upheld the death penalty in June, but that didn’t deter the Abolitionist Action Committee from holding its sixth annual Fast and Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty
"The hardest part in this is seeing the pain, not only the pain of those I love,
but the pain of everybody involved.
I am going to begin this story, in a sense, where it ended, and where it will never end.
A nationwide rise in vindictive activity toward death row prisoners and their advocates seems to confirm a trend of opinion about the death penalty in the last two decades.