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In the Bible Belt, Christmas Isn’t Coming to Death Row

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When it comes to the death penalty, guilt or innocence shouldn’t really matter to Christians.  

NASHVILLE — Until August, Tennessee had not put a prisoner to death in nearly a decade. Last Thursday, it performed its third execution in four months.
This was not a surprising turn of events. In each case, recourse to the courts had been exhausted. In each case Gov. Bill Haslam, a Republican, declined to intervene, though there were many reasons to justify intervening. Billy Ray Irick suffered from psychotic breaks that raised profound doubts about his ability to distinguish right from wrong. Edmund Zagorksi’s behavior in prison was so exemplary that even the warden pleaded for his life. David Earl Miller also suffered from mental illness and was a survivor of child abuse so horrific that he tried to kill himself when he was 6 years old.
Questions about the humanity of Tennessee’s lethal-injection protocol were so pervasive following the execution of Mr. Irick that both Mr. Zagorski and M…

Iraq executes 6 convicted with terrorism charges

December 1, 2011: Iraqi Ministry of Justice announced that 6 detainees, convicted with terrorism charges, were executed following the declaration of their final rule.

“The death penalty sentence of 6 convicted was executed this morning by virtue of article 4 of Anti-Terrorism Law,” the ministry reported in a statement which Alsumarianews received a copy of.

“Death penalty was executed after declaring the final rule of the sentence,” the ministry added.

Is considered a terrorist act every violence or threat of sectarian discord and civil war through citizens’ arming as well as their instigation and financing to arm each other, according to Article 4 of 2005’s Anti-Terrorism Law.

Iraqi presidency had approved, on October 20, the execution of 53 convicted including 5 foreigners, an Iraqi official declared.

Justice Minister Hassan Al Shammari reported, on September 5, that his ministry received 40 presidential decrees of death penalty. 5 out of the 40 decrees are ready to be executed, he announced explaining that the execution of the other sentences awaits their ratification.

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani appointed his first deputy Khudair Al Khuzai, on June 13, as well as his second deputy Tarek Al Hashimi, on July 19, to sign death penalty sentences.

Source: Alsumaria.tv, December 1, 2011

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