The trial of Dylann Roof, who murdered nine innocent church members in Charleston, South Carolina back in 2015, has officially come to an end. Sentencing in his trial was announced today and Roof, 22, was sentenced to the death penalty. Throughout the course of the trial Dylann Roof showed absolutely no remorse when detailing his […]
Out of the 33 federal charges against Roof, the accusation that he violated the prayer group's right to freely practice religion will weigh heavy when considering the death penalty.
Dylann Roof has been charged with 33 federal hate crime and firearms charges for the shooting. The case is expected to go to trial July 11.
Pope Francis tackled issues of racial and social injustice, and abolishment of the death penalty, among other things.
Before Troy Davis became known to the country and later the world, Mumia Abu-Jamal gained international support after he was convicted of the 1981 murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner, and sentenced to death. Abu-Jamal was called the “world’s best-known death row inmate.” 1. MEANING BEHIND THE NAME Abu-Jamal was born Wesley Cook. He […]
With the scheduled execution of Troy Davis in Atlanta, Georgia today, the controversy surrounding the execution is what has the whole world up in arms. Many claim that Davis is innocent due to numerous witnesses who initially claimed Davis was the murderer, now recanting their stories. Below are other examples of executions that many in […]