The deliberations on the Tsarnaev case bring new, heightened attention to the death-penalty debate in the United States. The time for a moratorium on executions is now.
On Sept. 21 at 7 p.m., Troy Anthony Davis was scheduled to die. I was reporting live from outside Georgia's death row in Jackson, awaiting news about whether the Supreme Court would spare his life.
Death brings cheers these days in America. That is why challenging the death sentence to be carried out against Troy Davis by the state of Georgia on Sept. 21 is so important.
Amnesty International recently issued its annual report on the death penalty. The U.S. remains among the world's leading executioners, along with China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and North Korea.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is asking the USDA to approve a pilot program that would prevent his city’s residents from buying sugar-sweetened soda with food stamps.