Popular on eTradeWire
- Anton R. Williams, Head of Global Missions Org, Expands Global Humanitarian and Mission Operations - 153
- Anton R. Williams, West MI Business Owner and Philanthropist, Contributes From Distinct History - 152
- Miami Dade College with Khawam Presents Crossing Borders Artists from the Middle East & the Americas - 107
- Widowed South Yorkshire Author Ric Hart releases 5th & final bereavement book for his son Hugo afte - 101
- Criminal Investigation of Trump Halted
- Practical Nursing Program at Carrington College Receives Approval from New Mexico Board of Nursing
- Green Office Partner ranked #23 on Crain's Top 100 Best Places to Work in Chicago!
- Equinox To The Rescue-How To Get Your Life Back In Balance Now
- SJVC Announces New Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management
- Youth Gun Safety Incorporated, A Responsible Way to Keep our Children Safe
Similar on eTradeWire
- Mike Huckabee, Danny Gokey to Highlight Feb. 9 Covering the World in Christ Celebration
- Montana State University Sets Hispanic Heritage Month Events!
- Special Report: Affordable Nutrition: Is Inflation Causing Starvation?
- Band Dashade Celebrates Super Model Duckie Thot's Award As Beauty Of The Month By A New Single
- Special Report: Pregnancy, Choice, And How New Relationships Are Affected In 2022
- Will The Extreme Weather Ruin Christmas Of 2022?
- As The Christmas Holiday Approaches: Will There Be Enough Products In Retail Stores?
- How To Heal After Fires, Floods, Hurricanes And Tornadoes
- Shooting Sprees May Lead To Martial Law: Are There Still Traditional Christians In Texas?
The US state of Oklahoma executed James Coddington for his 1997 murder of 73-year-old Albert Hale.
A month earlier, Coddington fronted a five-person parole board, hoping to be granted a reprieve. Coddington, the panel was told, had been exposed to drug, and alcohol abuse since he was an infant, and showed remorse for his crime. The panel recommended 3-2 that Coddington's sentence be commuted to life imprisonment without prospect of parole, but the governor — who held the decision-making power — did not agree.
The victim's son, Mitch Hale, said afterwards that Coddington "chose this path … he knew what the consequences are, he rolled the dice, and lost."
The US is one of increasingly few countries still actively practising the death penalty — only 18 countries were known to conduct executions last year, and, of them, only 11 have been persistently doing so for the last five years.
More on eTradeWire News
- Maxwell "The Night Tour" Featuring Fantasia and Joe Becomes Hurricane Ian Relief Concert in Jacksonville on Sunday, Oct. 2
- Ignite! Conference kicks off its first Annual Conference
- "Third Thursdays" harmolodic jazz series cont. w/Dave Bryant plus Raghuram, Garzone, Rivard & Leake
- NadaMoo! Launches New Bite-Sized Treats
- What Do I Do if My Logger Says "Self-Test Failed?"
As pandemic restrictions ease, executions are resuming. Singapore has hanged ten people this year, including two in the past month. In July, Iran executed three people — including a former child bride convicted of killing the man she married at 15. Death sentences in Myanmar have spiked since the military seized power in a February 2021 coup. In March, Saudi Arabia killed 81 men in what Amnesty International called an "execution spree".
Some parts of the world are taking advantage of the pandemic-enforced disruption of criminal justice processes to move away from the death penalty. Malaysia has agreed to abolish the mandatory death penalty for crimes such as drug trafficking, treason, and murder. Zambia, which maintained a moratorium on the death penalty since 1997, has pledged to take the next step and fully abolish the punishment.
Advocates for abolition see reasons to end the death penalty beyond principle. In countries with an insecure judiciary, the death penalty has the potential to be used to punish dissidents, and activists. And, even in countries with more trusted justice systems; the chance of a rare wrongful conviction leading to an innocent person's execution troubles abolitionists.
More on eTradeWire News
- Magna Imperio Systems® Closes on $45M Funding Facility
- Dr. Anderson Now Uses The Laser Gum Disease Treatment At The Anderson Periodontal Wellness Office!
- Bloomfield Hills Dental Group Now Has The Latest Dental Technology, The Laser Frenectomy!
- Panoramic Voices' 25th Anniversary Season Commences October 16
- The Columbia Center For Implants & Periodontics Are Now Using The Intraoral Digital Scanner!
For those more set on its use, the issue is whether it can be done with more humanity — as a rarely used punishment for especially grave crimes, or as an alternative sanction instead of a mandatory sentence.
As of December 2021, 144 countries had totally abolished the death penalty in law or practice, while 55 countries retained it.
There were at least 28,670 people worldwide known to be on death row at the end of 2021.
In the US, 63 people are scheduled to be executed between now, and April 2026.
- UpStart Commerce welcomes James Urbati as Chief Strategy Officer
- The Dog Gurus to Present at the Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo in Pennsylvania
- 9th Annual Demand Response & Distributed Energy Resources Forum Coming to San Diego
- Colonial Courtyard at Bedford opens new Memory Care Unit
- Top Benefits of Home Security!
- Mountain Air Cardio Is Proud to Announce Their Contribution to the Fast Talk Podcast–Check out the Episode on Altitude Tents Today!
- Children's author C. Ariane Durden to hold book signing at Nubian Bookstore
- Learn Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Poly Mailers on EcoEnclose's Ultimate Guide
- Unique Gift Ideas for Pets This Holiday Season
- Check out the Ultimate Guide to Peninsula Desks on the McDowell-Craig Website!
- Does Roadside Assistance Impact Your Auto Insurance Premium?
- ARISE Foundation Adds to its Digital Library "20 Tips for Dealing with Depression"
- Remodelers Outstanding Construction Winners Announced
- Dynamic Design Solutions Announces Best Sales Year on Record in Back-to-Back Fiscal Years
- Video based professional network and Tik-Tok for jobs Rebelliuz launches its app after 10000 users
- Pet Professional Guild Announces 2023 Summit, Invites Proposals for Academic Sessions and Skill Labs
- WPS Delivers State-of-the-Art Sound System to Rutgers University SHI Stadium
- Managecore Named as "The Best SAP Solution Provider" for 2022 by Enterprise World Magazine
- Nigerian Oil and Gas Billionaire, High Chief Emeka Agbanari, Chairman of Seaman Group Receives Global Leadership Award
- "Emi the Giant" new children's book from Otto Keller released