Click here if you want to be notified when the site has been updated This website is dedicated to the abolition of the death penalty in the USA. It is not run by an organization, just by me, and I hope that you will find it useful and that it will provide you some food for thought, even if you are a proponent for the death penalty or you oppose it like I do. Welcome and enjoy the stay here. Niels Graverholt How would you react if somebody raped and murdered your child?
The Philippines had a club of pro-death penalty judges. Known as the Guillotine Club, the group was founded in by Quezon City judge Maximiano Asuncion for judges who handed out death sentences. The Last Words Of Leo Echegaray By his reasoning, if criminals could form syndicates to sow fear among ordinary people, then law-abiding citizens such as judges should be able to put up their own group to scare off criminals.
Asuncion himself was said to have given out seven death sentences during his career. In fact, it was Asuncion who presided over the high-profile case involving Leo Echegaray whom he subsequently sentenced to death. The Catholic church was once pro-death penalty. There used to be a time when the Catholic Church actively campaigned for the death penalty.
When the Americans were winning, he also approached them for an alliance but was rebuffed. Ultimately, even his own people in Spain rejected him—the city of Valencia once denied him entry following his appointment as its archbishop.
He resigned shortly thereafter. Of course, the democratic country with the largest death row population is none other than the United States. Since until the present, its death row convicts have averaged 3, per year. A governor nearly ended up in the electric chair.
Governor Rafael Lacson, speaking at the podeum. In what would have arguably been one of the biggest upsets against a political dynasty, one governor nearly met his end in the electric chair.
Rafael Lacson, the governor of Negros Occidental who ran the province like his own personal fiefdom from towas sentenced to the electric chair in This was after being found guilty for the murder of Moises Padilla, an opposition candidate who ran for mayor in the town of Magallon in Even after being threatened and harassed, Padilla—a war veteran who had the backing of then-Defense Secretary Ramon Magsaysay—continued his run.
Even though his candidate won the elections, Lacson ordered the apprehension of Padilla ostensibly on the grounds of sedition and illegal possession of firearms. We have executed a minor before. With the uproar nowadays over the Pangilinan Law which critics say have essentially allowed minors to commit crimes with impunity, a time occurred when the country really did—and could legally—execute a minor since they were considered adults at the time.
At the time, the law considered the legal age for men and women to be 16 and 14 respectively. Ama himself earned his sentence after leading one of the biggest jail riots in history which resulted in the deaths of nine inmates, one of them having been beheaded.
The Supreme Court imposed the death penalty after finding him guilty for stabbing to death a man named Almario Bautista during the riot.
We nearly employed the gas chamber instead of lethal injection. Only the Philippines and the US have ever used the electric chair. Via Wikimedia Commons Believe it or not, only two countries in the world have ever used the electric chair—the United States and the Philippines in fact, it is still being used in certain US states today.
The Philippines adopted electrocution after the US brought in an electric chair in The country continued to use the chair until when the firing squad replaced it as the preferred method of execution. Estrada then tried calling prison officials to stop the execution but only received fax tones and busy signals.
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Suppose one of your family members or a loved one is convicted of murder and sentenced to the death penalty. A Proposal To Change The Death Penalty. By Bruce A. Clark [email protected] I oppose the death penalty.
I am by no means an expert on the laws or the detailed history of the death penalty, but this is not an issue where such expertise is necessary.
Background. Capital punishment is the lawful infliction of death as a punishment and since ancient times it has been used for a wide variety of offences.
There is no question that the up front costs of the death penalty are significantly higher than for equivalent LWOP cases. There also appears to be no question that, over time, equivalent LWOP cases are much more expensive - from $ to $ million - than death penalty cases.
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Capital punishment is a legal penalty in timberdesignmag.com city-state had the second highest per-capita execution rate in the world between and , estimated by the United Nations to be executions annually per one million people during that period.
The highest was Turkmenistan (now an abolitionist country) with However, since the s, execution has become far less common.