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Horrific “Kill the Gays” Bill Could Be Voted on in Next 24 Hours – Take Action to Stop It

Source: AlterNet Perhaps you’ve heard of the atrocious piece of legislation nicknamed the “Kill the Gays” bill? As The Advocate reports, the conservative-backed Ugandan bill would punish citizens of the country with up to 7 years in prison for the

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Feb 15, 1933: The Death Penalty–Then and Now

Giuseppe Zangara shoots Anton Cermak, the mayor of Chicago, in Miami, Florida. Zangara’s shots missed President-elect Franklin Roosevelt, who was with Cermak at the time. Cermak was seriously wounded and died on March 6. Immediately after Mayor Cermak died from

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Feb 8, 1924: First Execution by Lethal Gas

The first execution by lethal gas in American history is carried out in Carson City, Nevada. The executed man was Tong Lee, a member of a Chinese gang who was convicted of murdering a rival gang member. Lethal gas was

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The Death Penalty and Why the Arizona Murders Should Trouble Christians

Source: The Huffington Post By: Mark Osler, Professor of Law, University of St. Thomas A troubled loner with a gun decided to kill his Democratic Congresswoman outside a Tucson grocery store, and now six people are dead. As a former

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Dec 13, 2000: Texas Seven Prison Break

On this day in 2000, seven convicts break out of a maximum-security prison in South Texas, setting off a massive six-week manhunt. The escapees, dubbed the “Texas Seven” by the media, overpowered civilian employees and prison guards in the maintenance

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