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All Blog Posts Tagged 'death' (10)

Kelly Gissendaner Again Exposes the Gender Quirk in the Death Penalty


Earl Ofari Hutchinson


Just about the only time that an execution will raise more than eyebrow is when a woman is scheduled to be put to death. This was certainly the case with condemned Georgia murderer Kelly Gissendaner. Pope Francis chimed in…


Added by Earl Ofari Hutchinson on September 29, 2015 at 1:27pm — No Comments

James Holmes’s Sentence Again Makes a Farce of the Death Penalty



Added by Earl Ofari Hutchinson on August 8, 2015 at 10:05am — No Comments

Why Sandra Bland was in Mortal Danger

Earl Ofari Hutchinson

These facts in the death of Sandra Bland are not in dispute. She was a lone driver on her way to her alma mater Prairie View AM University to interview for a job. She was stopped for a minor traffic violation by a Texas Highway Patrol officer. She was…


Added by Earl Ofari Hutchinson on July 22, 2015 at 7:23am — No Comments

Feds Should Get Out of the Death Penalty Business


Earl Ofari Hutchinson


President Obama said he was deeply troubled by the application of the death penalty in the U.S. and said that he’d ask Attorney General Eric Holder to review the problems with it. The retort from some was that the death penalty is a…


Added by Earl Ofari Hutchinson on May 4, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Civil Rights Leaders and Alesia Thomas’s Grandmother Call for Tough Prosecution of LAPD Officer Charged in Thomas Death



Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson, other civil rights leaders, and Mrs. Ada Moses, Alesia Thomas's 91 year old, grandmother, at a press conference at the home of Mrs. Moses on Friday, October 11 called for the tough prosecution of Los…


Added by Earl Ofari Hutchinson on October 11, 2013 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Why the Death Penalty Debate for the Batman Massacre Shooter


Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Arapahoe County District Attorney Carol Chambers raised eyebrows when she told reporters that convicting alleged Batman mass shooter James Holmes is not a “slam dunk.” She raised even more eyebrows when she said that she would take weeks to decide whether to seek the death penalty against…


Added by Earl Ofari Hutchinson on July 25, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

The Tragedy, Triumph and Tragedy of Rodney King


Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Less than two weeks before his death, I was scheduled to interview Rodney King on the public stage at the annual Leimert Park Book festival in Los Angeles. I had two conflicting thoughts about the…


Added by Earl Ofari Hutchinson on June 17, 2012 at 1:01pm — No Comments

This Time President Obama Literally in Gun Toters Sights


Earl Ofari Hutchinson


The bullet riddled tee shirt of President Obama posted brazenly on Facebook by seven semi-automatic gun toting men among them a Peoria, Arizona police sergeant was much more than the by now standard non-stop litany of racist cartoons, depictions, web postings, and kooky loose talk threats against President…


Added by Earl Ofari Hutchinson on January 29, 2012 at 10:14pm — No Comments

Should President Obama have spoken out on the Troy Davis Execution?


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The instant the Georgia Pardons…


Added by Earl Ofari Hutchinson on September 22, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Will Troy Davis Be Another Horrific Example of America Executing a Possibly Innocent Man?

Barring a last minute stay of execution by the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles in a last ditch hearing scheduled for September 19, accused Savannah, Ga. cop killer Troy Anthony Davis will be executed. If the execution goes forth two compelling questions can never be answered. One is did Georgia execute an innocent man? The second is…


Added by Earl Ofari Hutchinson on September 15, 2011 at 7:54am — No Comments

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