The Coronavirus Pandemic has caused trials to be put on hold in Florida and elsewhere in the country, as efforts to “slow the spread” prohibit groups of people to enter courthouses either as jurors, defense attorneys, prosecutors, or judges.

For the Florida Supreme Court Order suspending criminal proceedings beginning March 16, 2020, including

Lethal injection is the most common method of execution in the United States, albeit more and more alternative methods are being used as concerns grow over the use of intravenous drugs as a killing tool.

The Coronavirus Pandemic has shed a different kind of light on these lethal injection drugs, particularly the following:  midazolam; vecuronium

Mannie Ponoc of UK’s Alamo Pictures shared this recent documentary podcast with us where Professor Vivien Miller of the University of Nottingham discusses the history of capital punishment in America, using visuals from the BBC’s “Life and Death Row – The Mass Execution” as she delves into various aspects of the death penalty in our

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Recently the Orlando Sentinel Editorial Board changed the paper’s official stance on the death penalty in Florida in an editorial entitled “It’s time for Florida to get rid of the death penalty,” and published on November 22, 2019.

Part of their argument includes a

The federal government has announced it will begin executions again this year using a single drug, pentobarbital, as its lethal injection method.  The source of that pentobarbital is not known, but many assume it will come from a supplier being used by many other states for their lethal injection protocols:  the “compounding pharmacy.”  For details,

There may be some who are offended a bit by John Oliver’s discourse in this video (it’s HBO, after all), but his discussion of the current lethal injection method of execution in this country is so important that hopefully, those folk will still watch through to the very end.

He’s right on point about this: