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A while ago, a national poll indicated that over 60 percent of those polled favored the death penalty for capital crimes.
Imprisoned in one of the deposed Shah's opulent government buildings in Tehran and accused of the capital crime of organizing a protest march, Farzin awakens one morning to the volley of a firing squad outside his cell window.
The first issues, launched with a May dateline, includes articles on: the 25th anniversary of post-Furman executions in North Carolina; search and seizure in a new world; the death penalty in Florida; classic arguments for and against the death penalty; the Eighth Amendment implication of increased procedural reliability on existing death sentences; North Carolina's death penalty for girls and women; and, sentencing considerations in capital crime.
Now we have a situation in which a duly elected councillor can be suspended from her duties for the capital crime of posting her views and opinions on the Gazette website.
In New Hampshire's private sector, killing for hire is a capital crime, punishable by death.
And if we have leaders with guts who are prepared to bring back the death penalty, then I want our lawmakers, in the same vein, to expand the definition of treason, capture it in law, and make treason also a capital crime.
The petitioner of this Supreme Court case was sentenced to death under Louisiana law, which made the rape of a child under the age of 12 a capital crime (meaning that it was punishable by death).
According to police, the actor in this capital crime is the owner of the Charlotte area's Dilworth Insurance Agency, one Michael Arthur Howell, 40, who when last we checked was being held without bond on a charge of first degree murder by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.
Justice Lewis Powell voted to vacate the sentence on the narrower rationale that ''death is disproportionate punishment for the crime of raping an adult woman,'' leaving open the possibility that rape of a child might qualify as a capital crime.
Scheck also tells us that eyewitness reports constitute the sole evidence base for successful prosecution in 78% of capital crime convictions among persons now on death row.
The New York Times averred that "the law, as so interpreted, is that it is a capital crime to be 'tantalizing, annoying and brutal' toward a woman, and that the penalty of death may legally be inflicted on the spot by the person aggrieved.
In Nigeria it's a capital crime if you commit adultery, in Malaysia if you carry drugs.
The man, you see, "wanted to exist without the responsibility of consciousness"--obviously a capital crime.
By law any person who participated in or overheard such conversations was guilty of a capital crime.
Louis Journalism Review focused attention on what was happening in Jefferson City ("A capital crime, journalists fail to uncover legislature's follies" by Don Corrigan).
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