New Eyes On Alabama Death Row Case After Integrity Review Raises Questions

Toforest Johnson was 25 years old when he was sentenced to death in 1998 for the killing of a sheriff’s deputy outside Birmingham, Ala. His oldest daughter, Shanaye Poole, now 29, remembers being in the courtroom. “I just wanted to talk to him. He looked so handsome. He had a suit on. And of course,… Continue reading New Eyes On Alabama Death Row Case After Integrity Review Raises Questions

Biden calls ambush of LA deputies ‘unconscionable,’ Trump floats death penalty if officers die

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden called the shooting of two sheriff’s deputies in Los Angeles “unconscionable” while President Trump called for a “fast trial” with the possibility of the death penalty on Sunday. “This cold-blooded shooting is unconscionable and the perpetrator must be brought to justice,” Biden wrote on Twitter after the Saturday shooting. “Violence of any… Continue reading Biden calls ambush of LA deputies ‘unconscionable,’ Trump floats death penalty if officers die

Barr: US will not seek death penalty against British IS execution squad members

Attorney General William Barr has told the United Kingdom he won’t seek the death penalty against two members of the British Islamic State “execution squad,” if they are extradited to the U.S. El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Amon Kotey, from a group nicknamed “The Beatles” for their British accents, are accused of holding more than… Continue reading Barr: US will not seek death penalty against British IS execution squad members

Pop Smoke’s Alleged Killers Charged With Murder, Possibly Face Death Penalty

Four people have been charged in the February shooting death of rapper Pop Smoke, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday. Pop Smoke, whose real name is Bashar Barakah Jackson, was killed at a home in the Hollywood Hills during a robbery, according to the DA’s office. Corey Walker, 19, and Keandre Rodgers,… Continue reading Pop Smoke’s Alleged Killers Charged With Murder, Possibly Face Death Penalty