Judicial override, mental illness, and lethal injection were just a few of the issues states were grappling with in the last few weeks in their death penalty debates.
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Shakeel Syed helped found a Muslim-Latino Collaborative as a defense against the racism of the new Administration.
The verdict was not a surprise, but it did leave many wondering what would be achieved by executing a clearly disturbed young man.
California’s new lethal injection protocol was rejected by a state regulatory agency that cited several problems with the proposal.