Insane Fact: The Death Penalty Costs More than Life in Prison

It would seem like a really obvious thing that an inmate that is executed costs the State less than an inmate that lives out the rest of his life in jail. In what might be one of the more puzzling realities of the modern justice system, this is actually not the case. At all: It’s true that the actual execution costs taxpayers fairly little: while most states remain mum on the cost of lethal injections because of privacy concerns from pharmaceutical companies, it’s estimated that the drugs run Read more […]

Man Faces Death Penalty for Defending Himself Against Cops in No-Knock Raid

It was back in May of this year that police officers broke into this guy’s house around 5:30 in the morning. Actually, they don’t call it a break-in when it’s police. They call it “serving a search warrant.” They choose the worst time of day (or night) to conduct their search. They do it at a time when most people would be taken by surprise. This isn’t such a good idea, especially in a state like Texas, where so many residents are armed with guns. So, this almost-50-year-old Marvin Read more […]

Oh Boo Hoo! It Took a Murdering Rapist 26 Minutes to Die

Anti-death penalty people are all up in arms over the execution of Dennis McGuire last week in Ohio.  A new cocktail of drugs took 26 minutes before they snuffed the life from McGuire.  The old cocktail of drugs they usually used only took 15 minutes.  Liberal bleeding hearts are crying that McGuire’s death was cruel and tortuous and that it took far too long.  They are using his example of why the death penalty should be repealed.  After all, they say, we’re far too sophisticated to stoop Read more […]