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Southern Center for Human Rights Fights for...

From her breezy tone and affable manner over the phone, you might be surprised to learn that Sara Totonchi spends most of her waking...

Arkansas Conducts First Execution Since 2005, Despite...

VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas carried out its first execution in nearly a dozen years despite a flurry of legal challenges that had spared...

Anti-Death Penalty Florida State Attorney Sues Governor...

Florida has a complicated history with capital punishment. The state leads the country in death-row exonerations and, since Florida Gov. Rick Scott has been...

This Arkansas Judge Spoke Out Against Lethal...

The Arkansas Supreme Court has banned a prominent judge from handling any case related to the death penalty Monday, April 17, after that judge...

Florida Gov. Reassigns 21 Cases from State...

A Florida State Attorney's resolute stance against the death penalty has prompted Gov. Rick Scott to reassign nearly two dozen first-degree murder cases. Scott took away...

New Florida State Attorney Refuses to Seek...

Florida's newly elected state attorney announced Thursday, March 16, her refusal to seek the death penalty under any case during her administration, sparking outcry...

Why is Alabama the Only State Allowed...

Most people in the United States believe that the death penalty is a sentence imposed by 12 members of a jury. Some may be...

Judge Rules Dylann Roof Competent to Stand...

Dylann Roof, the self-described white supremacist who gunned down members of a Charleston, South Carolina, church last summer, is fit to stand trial. According to documents obtained...

How a Philadelphia DA Who was Elected...

The case of Jimmy Dennis in Philadelphia provides evidence as to why the death penalty is part of an unfair, unjust system that is...

Dylann Roof Assaulted in Shower by Fellow...

Dylann Roof, the white supremacist facing the death penalty for killing nine Black members of a Charleston, South Carolina church last summer, was beaten in...

Prosecutors Exclude Blacks Because All-White Juries Are...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs6_olGmp9g&feature=youtu.be According to The New York Times, a study of the Caddo Parish, Louisiana, court system has revealed prosecutors often exclude Blacks from jury trials...

Lawyers for Charleston Shooter Say They Aren’t...

The lawyers for a Charleston, South Carolina shooter asked to delay his trial for the murder of nine people. Dylann Roof's legal team says the...

Georgia Man to be Executed Thanks to...

The state of Georgia will execute Kenneth Fults Tuesday after a racist juror said he'd vote for the death penalty during his trial. Fults, a Black...

KKK ‘Crossbow Killer’ is Up for Parole...

A former Ku Klux Klan leader is up for parole in North Carolina, in connection with a life sentence he received for the 1992...

Supreme Court Considering Whether Prosecutors Went Too...

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday heard oral arguments related to a Georgia case that sustained a Black man’s death sentence despite the prosecutor...

International Community Condemns U.S., Recommends End to...

America’s racist practices--including police violence and the implementation of its criminal justice system—have human rights implications and face international scrutiny.  The United Nations has...

Jury of Your Peers? Study Finds Prosecutors...

According to The New York Times, a study of the Caddo Parish, Louisiana, court system has revealed prosecutors often exclude Blacks from jury trials...

8 Ways Caucasian People’s Implicit Racial Biases...

Black People Still More Likely to Go to Jail for Illegal Drugs As the recent string of tragedies that led to the Black Lives Matter...

6 Facts That Show Racism Is Executed...

The Numbers Blacks make up around 14 percent of the population but more than 41 percent of those on death row. Whites make up 44...

2 Black Men Set for Execution Wednesday...

Two African-American men in different states are scheduled to receive lethal injections Wednesday — Missouri has already executed Earl Ringo Jr. at 12:22 a.m. local time,...

Powerful Video Shows Racial Bias in Texas...

The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund today released a new video highlighting racial discrimination in the Texas death penalty system by exploring the disturbing...