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Looking Back: Tragedy, Invisible Killers, and the Death Penalty

POLICE has covered lessons learned, weapons of mass destruction, and capital punishment.

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Man Found Guilty of Murdering 2 CA Police Officers

A jury needed less than a day of deliberations to determine that John Hernandez Felix is guilty of first-degree murder in the 2016 shooting deaths of Officers Jose Vega and Lesley Zerebny.

Proposed MA Bill Would Impose Death Penalty for Cop Killers

According to Fox News, the proposed legislation would give judges the option of sentencing people over 18 to death for killing a police officer.

DA to Seek Death Penalty on Resentencing of Convicted Texas Cop Killer

The Harris County, TX, District Attorney is once again seeking the death penalty against a convicted cop killer who won a new punishment trial for the 1991 slaying of a Houston police officer.

South Carolina Considers Firing Squads for Death Row Inmates

Lawmakers in South Carolina are considering legislation that would add firing squads as an option for execution of individuals sentenced to the death penalty. The proposal was made when lawmakers were made aware of the fact that correctional facilities do not have enough lethal injection drugs to handle the number of inmates sentenced to death

Wife of Slain CA Officer Slams Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris for Death Penalty Decision

Asked whether she regrets not speaking to the family before announcing the death penalty would not be sought, Harris said, "I did not ask for permission to make my decision."

California Governor's Moratorium on Executions Spares Cop Killer, Serial Killers, and Child Killers

California Governor Gavin Newsom decreed by executive fiat on Wednesday that there would be a moratorium of indeterminate duration on the execution of convicted murderers sentenced to the death penalty in the Golden State.

Governor to Block California Death Row Executions

Gov. Gavin Newsom will sign an executive order on Wednesday to impose a moratorium on the death penalty in California, vowing that no prisoner in the state will be executed while he is in office.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Alabama Cop Killer on Death Row

The Supreme Court of the United States is now ordering a new state court hearing to determine whether an Alabama death row inmate is so affected by dementia that he cannot be executed.

Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty for Man Accused of Killing Arizona Officer

Prosecutors filed their intent to seek the death penalty in the case of a man accused of killing a Nogales (AZ) Police Department officer last April.