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Man Charged In Killing Memphis Officer Eligible for Death Penalty

July 6, 2011
The 22-year-old man accused of killing a police officer and his wife's ex-husband will face two charges of first-degree murder, which could bring the death penalty.

Poplawski Gets Death for Killing 3 Pittsburgh Officers

June 29, 2011
A jury gave Richard Poplawski a death sentence for the ambush killing of three Pittsburgh Police officers two years ago. The panel of seven men and five women brought in from Dauphin County announced their decision at 6:59 p.m. Tuesday.

Jurors Consider Death for Poplawski, After Guilty Verdict

June 27, 2011
Deputy District Attorney Mark V. Tranquilli urged jurors to give Richard Poplawski the death penalty for gunning down three Pittsburgh Police officers in a hail of gunfire at his home in April 2009.

Delaware Cop's Killer Gets Death

May 22, 2011
Sussex County Superior Court Judge T. Henley Graves sentenced Derrick Powell to death for the September 2009 killing on Friday.

Oregon Death Row Inmate Wants to Drop Appeals

May 10, 2011
Gary Haugen, an inmate sentenced to Oregon's death row for the 2003 killing of a fellow prisoner, is expected to waive all future appeals of his death sentence at a hearing Friday in a move that could clear the way for Oregon's first execution since 1997.

California Won't Resume Executions This Year

May 4, 2011
The request by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to delay review of newly revised lethal-injection protocols until January at the earliest follows a decision last week by Gov. Jerry Brown to scrap plans to build a new death row facility at San Quentin State Prison.

California Sentences More To Die, Executes None

December 30, 2010
The state's death chamber was idle for a fifth year, because of legal challenges of lethal injection practices and a nationwide shortage of the key drug used in the three-injection procedure.

Dealth Penalty Opponent Wins California AG Race

November 24, 2010
Steve Cooley's senior campaign adviser announced that decision in a media conference call Wednesday morning, saying the candidate lost primarily because of higher Democratic turnout and the more liberal California voters.

Supreme Court Makes Mumia Abu-Jamal Death Sentence Possible

January 20, 2010
The Supreme Court threw out a 2008 ruling by an appeals court in Philadelphia that had set aside the death sentence of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. The justices ordered the appeals court to revisit the ruling, which had said Abu-Jamal deserved a new hearing.

Convicted Texas Cop Killer Gets Death Row Reprieve

September 24, 2009
The Associated Press is reporting that the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday night stopped the scheduled execution of Texas death row inmate Kenneth Mosley a day before he was to receive lethal injection for the fatal shooting of a suburban Dallas police officer.

Texas Police Widow Struggles as Execution of Husband's Killer Nears

September 15, 2009
Sheila Moore has managed pretty well in the dozen years since her husband, Garland, Texas, police Officer Michael "David" Moore, was shot to death trying to prevent a bank robbery.

Cop Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

July 10, 2009

Much of the world sees convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal as a political prisoner. But don’t try to tell the widow of Officer Danny Faulkner that Mumia didn't murder her husband. This editorial titled "Justice Denied" was written as an accompaniment for our in-depth interview with Maureen Faulkner. It appeared in Police Magazine's May 2008 issue.

Killer of Phoenix Officer Gets Death Penalty

May 28, 2009

A Maricopa County Superior Court jury deliberated barely three hours before agreeing to the death penalty for convicted cop killer Donald Delahanty on Wednesday. It might have been a foregone conclusion. Delahanty, 22, was found guilty May 5 of first-degree murder for the shooting death of Phoenix police Officer David Uribe during a traffic stop in May 2005.

Colorado Senate Votes to Retain Death Penalty

May 7, 2009
One by one, senators at last revealed their views Wednesday on the complicated and controversial topic of the death penalty with simple ayes and nays during a roll-call vote in the waning hours of the legislative session.

NC Court Could End State Moratorium on Death Penalty

May 1, 2009
The North Carolina Supreme Court says that the N.C. Medical Board cannot bar doctors from participating in executions.

Supreme Court Rejects New Trial for Cop Killer Mumia

April 6, 2009
The Supreme Court said Monday it will not take up Abu-Jamal's claims that prosecutors improperly excluded blacks from the jury that convicted him of murdering Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner.

Cop Killer Asks Mo. Supreme Court for a New Trial

January 7, 2009
A man who received the death penalty for murdering a Kirkwood, Mo., police officer asked the Missouri Supreme Court today to give him a new trial. Kevin Johnson, now 23, was convicted of first-degree murder in November 2007 for the July 2005 shooting of Kirkwood police Sgt. William McEntee, 43.

New Hampshire Cop Killer Gets Death Penalty

December 18, 2008
Michael Addison was sentenced to death this morning for the murder of Manchester police Officer Michael Briggs, making him the first New Hampshire man to face execution in nearly 50 years.

The Young and the Arrestless

December 1, 2008

Notwithstanding the explosion of youth criminality, the court has largely continued to treat juvenile offenders in a more lenient and paternalistic fashion than adults.

Georgia Officer’s Family Angered by Execution Delay

September 25, 2008
Arm-in-arm with the Rev. Al Sharpton, Troy Davis’ exultant family and a busload of supporters sang, wept and prayed Tuesday when they learned he was granted a temporary reprieve from the U.S. Supreme Court just hours before he was to be executed.
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