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Human Dignity vs. Dehumanization: Determining Mental Culpability

Posted by Alice Hugh Brown on Dec 6, 2022 9:06:36 AM

Richard Stephen Fairchild  (November 17, 1959 – November 17, 2022)

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Topics: justice, Catholic social teaching, death penalty, Dignity and the Death Penalty, mental incompetence, mental health

Human Dignity vs Dehumanization: Mental Incompetence

Posted by Alice Hugh Brown on Nov 9, 2022 11:47:59 AM

Benjamin Robert Cole, Sr.            

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Topics: justice, mercy, Catholic social teaching, death penalty, Dignity and the Death Penalty, mental incompetence

Human Dignity vs Dehumanization

Posted by Alice Hugh Brown on Aug 25, 2022 5:21:42 PM

So many injustices exist in our world that it challenges us to notice all of them. Some get overlooked or forgotten. Not so the dignity-of-life issue that has been raised by the State of Oklahoma and is getting national attention. Following a seven-year moratorium on the death penalty, the state, with the August 25 execution of James Coddintgon, has begun its intent to execute 25 of its 43 prisoners on death row between August 25, 2022 and December 24, 2024. Why? Because the state is “catching up” with executions delayed by the moratorium resulting from botched lethal injections administered in 2015.

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Topics: justice, death penalty, dignity of each person

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