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List of people executed in Connecticut This is a list of individuals executed in Connecticut, prior to the abolition of the death penalty on April 25, 2012. [1] List[edit] Notes: On this occasion, two executions took place.On this occasion, three executions took place.This is what the chart claimed in 2005, but contrary to popular belief, Adonijah Bailey was not the oldest person executed at age 79 in 1824; instead, he was tried and sentenced to death at age 80 in January 1825 for the murder of Jeremiah W. Summary[edit] See also[edit] References[edit] External links[edit]

Internet Legal Research Group - Law, Lawyer, Lawyers, Attorney, Attorneys and Legal Resources Women and the Death Penalty Facts and Figures Background State Breakdown of Death Sentences for Females Current Female Death Row Inmates List of Females Executed from 1900-Present Articles and Resources News and Developments - Current Year News and Developments - Previous Years As of January 1, 2016 there were 55 women on death row. In general, both the death sentencing rate and the death row population remain very small for women in comparison to that for men. Sixteen female offenders have been executed since 1976. Velma Barfield in North Carolina on November 2, 1984 - She was in a relationship with Stuart Taylor who was a widower. Karla Faye Tucker in Texas on February 3, 1998 - When she was 13, she began traveling with the Allman Brothers Band. Judy Buenoano in Florida on March 30, 1998 - Buenoano executed for the 1971 murder of her husband James Goodyear. Betty Lou Beets in Texas on February 24, 2000 - She was convicted of shooting her fifth husband Jimmy Don Beets. Howarth, Joan W.

Capital punishment in Connecticut Capital punishment in Connecticut formerly existed as an available sanction for a criminal defendant upon conviction for the commission of a capital offense. Since the 1976 United States Supreme Court decision in Gregg v. Georgia until Connecticut repealed capital punishment in 2012, Connecticut executed one individual, although the law allows executions to proceed for those still on death row and convicted under the previous law. Death row inmates are placed in the Connecticut Department of Correction system. The state's death row for men currently houses ten male inmates, who are incarcerated at Northern Correctional Institution in the town of Somers. History[edit] Between 1639 and 2005, Connecticut performed 126 executions. Current status[edit] After Furman v. Repeal[edit] On April 11, 2012, the Connecticut House of Representatives voted to repeal capital punishment for future cases (leaving past death sentences in place). Executions[edit] Notable executions[edit] Death row[edit]

Sociology From New World Encyclopedia Sociology is an academic and applied discipline that studies society and human social interaction. Sociological research ranges from the analysis of short contacts between anonymous individuals on the street to the study of global social processes. Numerous fields within the discipline focus on how and why people are organized in society, either as individuals or as members of associations, groups, and institutions. As an academic discipline, sociology is typically considered a social science. Sociological research provides educators, planners, lawmakers, administrators, developers, business leaders, and people interested in resolving social problems and formulating public policy with rationales for the actions that they take. Terminology Sociology comes from Latin: Socius, "companion;" and the suffix -ology, "the study of," from Greek λόγος, lógos, "knowledge." The field of social anthropology has considerable similarities to sociology. History Max Weber

Fatal NYS Prison 'Shower Bath' Example of Waterboarding 1858 Style? The fall 2007 U. S. Senate confirmation hearings on the nomination of Judge Michael B. Mukasey to become the Attorney General focused considerable attention on the issue of waterboarding as an interrogation technique against suspected terrorists. The use, abuse and eventual banning of the so-called “shower bath” as a disciplinary practice at New York State penitentiaries has been detailed in both images and texts displayed for several years on this New York Correction History Society (NYCHS) web site. NYCHS has now added to its texts and images about “shower baths” an illustrated 1858 article about the death of an Auburn inmate as a result of undergoing a “shower bath.” This addition was made possible by Bill Hecht who has contributed a long line of high-density digital scans to our web site. “We need no longer, it seems, travel to China or Japan for illustrations of torture. “A year ago we published an account of the poor-houses of this State. “The convict, More, was a negro. “Mr. Notes:

Pope's Statement While the vast majority of U.S. Catholics support capital punishment, Pope John Paul II has declared the Church's near total opposition to the death penalty. In his encyclical "Evangelium Vitae" (The Gospel of Life) issued March 25, 1995 after four years of consultations with the world's Roman Catholic bishops, John Paul II wrote that execution is only appropriate "in cases of absolute necessity, in other words, when it would not be possible otherwise to defend society. From Para. 56 of Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life), an encyclical letter on various threats to human life which Pope John Paul II issued on March 25, 1995. "This is the context in which to place the problem of the death penalty. (46) Catechism of the Catholic Church, No. 2266 (47) Cf. ibid. Click here to read Pope John Paul II's full encyclical letter, Evangelium Vitae.

Black Lives Matter Fall 2016 Syllabus – Black Lives Matter Syllabus Permissions Agreement Disclaimer Black Lives Matter Syllabus is the intellectual property of instructor Frank Leon Roberts. This means that material compiled in this syllabus should not be duplicated without proper citation and attribution. Duplicating this syllabus verbatim or nearly-verbatim (i.e. its description, subject headings, weekly topics, or configuration of reading material) without proper attribution is an act of intellectual dishonestly. If you are planning on adopting this syllabus for a course of your own: Be sure to include the following disclaimer statement at the top of your syllabus: “This syllabus is an adoption of the course, “Black Lives Matter” designed by Frank Leon Roberts ( at” University instructors who attempt to adopt this course without proper attribution should expect to be contacted and reported to their Provost and/or the Department Chair at their home institution. MLA Citation: Roberts, Frank Leon Roberts.

Message Supporting a Global Moratorium on the Death Penalty In general, death is something none of us wants, in fact it is something we don’t even like to think about. When death takes place naturally, it is a process beyond our control to stop, but where death is willfully and deliberately brought about, it is very unfortunate. Of course, within our legal systems there […] In general, death is something none of us wants, in fact it is something we don’t even like to think about. Harmful actions and their tragic consequences all have their origin in disturbing emotions and negative thoughts, and these are a state of mind, whose potential we find within all human beings. What is deemed criminal can vary greatly from country to country. The death penalty fulfills a preventive function, but it is also very clearly a form of revenge. My overriding belief is that it is always possible for criminals to improve and that by its very finality the death penalty contradicts this. I believe human beings are not violent by nature.

KING: Police brutality fix needs change in systems racial makeup Today kicks off Part 1 in a 5 week, 25-part series exploring solutions for police brutality in America. The problem is actually deeply entrenched and amazingly complicated. It has no quick fixes. No one solution will solve the problem. It's hard not to be reactionary with police brutality. Police brutality in America is a constant, everyday fact of life. The daily stream of brutality has an unintended consequence — it makes seeing the deeper sources of the problem difficult. KING: Black Lives Matter opposes police brutality, not police For two straight years, since the summer of 2014, America has been engulfed by police brutality and the necessary protests that have followed. Seared into our minds is a roll call of victims, each case haunting and traumatizing us. While we were protesting the police killing of Eric Garner, John Crawford was killed. Of course we reacted to each of those cases, and hundreds like them. KING: Introducing a 25-part series on reducing police brutality Tags:

May 11, 2001 ~ Capital Punishment: Retribution or Justice? | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly BOB ABERNETHY (anchor): The fate of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh has triggered a national debate over the death penalty in the religious communities. This week, more than 65 American religious leaders asked President Bush not to execute McVeigh and to impose a moratorium on all Federal executions. Leaders of the Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church USA, the United Church of Christ, Catholics Against Capital Punishment, the Quakers, and the Union of American Hebrew Congregations signed a letter stating the pain of McVeigh’s victims, of their community, and of the nation “cannot be healed through the retribution of capital punishment or by vengeance.” Last week, speaking for the U.S. Catholic Bishops, Cardinals Roger Mahony of Los Angeles and William Keeler of Baltimore reiterated the Catholic Church’s longtime opposition to capital punishment, saying executing McVeigh will not bring healing or closure. At the same time, many religious leaders support McVeigh’s execution. REV.

Required reading if you’re trying to understand what it’s like to be Black in America – Medium Writer’s Note: This post is being continuously updated. The latest update comes just after the release of footage of the fatal shooting of Terrence Crutcher. As a Trinidadian immigrant, I’m sometimes hesitant to speak about issues in the U.S. because I’m not American and I didn’t grow up here. I have had tearful conversations with dear friends and written painful letters to family about what that’s like. Understanding has been a journey for me, too. So much has been said, far, far more eloquently than I could ever express. Many of these I’ve shared on social media, but here’s a round up of some of the pieces I’ve found most impactful. Please read. On the Black experience “Walking While Black”: A powerful essay by journalist Garnette Cadogan on otherness, on race, on home, on being a Caribbean immigrant in America and learning to navigate new, unwelcome spaces. When we first learn to walk, the world around us threatens to crash into us. Think about the human beings you are judging. People.

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