Donald Trump Orders Mass Execution of Inmates on Death Roll

Date: 10-12-2020 1:56 pm (3 years ago) | Author: kacy lee
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Donald Trump has ordered series of federal executions even as his days in the White House come to an end.


The Trump administration together with the Justice Department, has scheduled five prisoner executions before President-elect Joe Biden's 20th January inauguration, breaking the 130-year-old precedent of halting prisoner executions during a presidential transition.


And if all executions take place, Trump will be the country's most prolific execution president in more than a century, overseeing the executions of 13 death row inmates since 2020 July.


According to the Justice Department, the five executions are to begin this week, starting with 40-year-old Brandon Bernard and 56-year-old Alfred Bourgeois. They are both scheduled to be put to death at a penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana.

The move by the Trump admin has been criticized by Democrats as worrying as it comes just weeks before Biden - who has said he will seek to end the death penalty - takes office.


Trump appointed Attorney General, William Barr has said his justice department is simply upholding existing law.


In July 2019, Barr announced the scheduled executions of five death row prisoners.

 

"Congress has expressly authorised the death penalty," the country's top legal official said in a statement at the time. "The justice department upholds the rule of law - and we owe it to the victims and their families to carry forward the sentence imposed by our justice system."


Earlier in December, the Justice department relased a memo detailing the crimes committed by the prisoners on death row.


The selected inmates had been convicted of murdering or molesting children and the elderly,  Barr said.

 

Since the federal death penalty was reinstated by the US Supreme Court in 1988, federal executions in the US rarely happen.


Before Trump took office, only three federal executions had taken place since 1988, all carried out under Republican President George W Bush.

 

Since 2003, there have been no federal executions at all as multiple states in the US frown at the policy.

 

If the executions of Brandon Bernard and Alfred Bourgeois go ahead as scheduled, the 10 inmates executed in 2020 will bring a single-year total unmatched in modern history.

"We'd have to go back to 1896 to find another year where there were 10 or more executions," said Ngozi Ndulue, director of research at the non-partisan Death Penalty Information Center.

In an interview with the Associated Press, Mr Barr defended the post-election executions, and said he would likely schedule more before he leaves the justice department.

"I think the way to stop the death penalty is to repeal the death penalty," he said.

"But if you ask juries to impose it, then it should be carried out."


The inmates facing execution Brandon Bernard was convicted in the 1999 kidnapping and murder of two youth ministers, Todd and Stacie Bagley. He is scheduled for execution today, Thursday, 10 December.

 



Alfred Bourgeois is on death row for torturing and beating his two-year-old daughter to death. He is scheduled for execution on 11 December.

Lisa Montgomery strangled a pregnant woman in Missouri before cutting out and kidnapping the baby in 2004. She is scheduled for execution on 12 January, 2021.

She will be the first woman to face execution in the US since 1953.

Cory Johnson was convicted for the murder of seven people, related to his involvement with the drug trade in Richmond, Virginia. His execution is scheduled for 14 January.

Dustin John Higgs was convicted in the 1996 kidnapping and murder of three young women in the Washington, DC area. Higgs did not kill any of his victims. His co-defendant Willis Haynes did, after being instructed to by Higgs.

Higgs is scheduled for execution on 15 January.


Posted: at 10-12-2020 01:56 PM (3 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- Edwarddy at 10-12-2020 02:44 PM (3 years ago)
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have mercy on them oga trump
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- jema79 at 10-12-2020 02:46 PM (3 years ago)
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Black Guys Hmmmmm...Lord save our fathers,our husbands,our sons please God..
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- gogoman at 10-12-2020 03:36 PM (3 years ago)
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Posted: at 10-12-2020 03:36 PM (3 years ago) | Grande Master
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- FloJoJo at 10-12-2020 04:40 PM (3 years ago)
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Oh! I thought the delusional Evangelicals churches says Trump is pro-life and his now rushing to take people's life. Being pro-life should go across the board even if these criminals deserved it or not. All you fake prophets that says this con-artist is a man of God were all prophet of doom (not excluding Naija pastors). Your days are numbered! Continue.
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- Fedchara at 10-12-2020 06:03 PM (3 years ago)
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Quote from: FloJoJo on 10-12-2020 04:40 PM
Oh! I thought the delusional Evangelicals churches says Trump is pro-life and his now rushing to take people's life. Being pro-life should go across the board even if these criminals deserved it or not. All you fake prophets that says this con-artist is a man of God were all prophet of doom (not excluding Naija pastors). Your days are numbered! Continue.
Dont get it twisted, PRO-LIFE is about ANTI-ABORTION,
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- FloJoJo at 10-12-2020 06:35 PM (3 years ago)
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Quote from: Fedchara on 10-12-2020 06:03 PM
Dont get it twisted, PRO-LIFE is about ANTI-ABORTION,

Yes, I know the pro-life was for anti-abortion but the meaning of pro-life in generally meaning "support of human existence" which ironically to these planned executions. It should be pro-life for ALL irrespective of their crimes.. these criminals can rot in jail for life though. As a Christian, I think death sentence is inhumane.
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- smart61 at 10-12-2020 08:53 PM (3 years ago)
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Quote from: FloJoJo on 10-12-2020 06:35 PM
Yes, I know the pro-life was for anti-abortion but the meaning of pro-life in generally meaning "support of human existence" which ironically to these planned executions. It should be pro-life for ALL irrespective of their crimes.. these criminals can rot in jail for life though. As a Christian, I think death sentence is inhumane.
. HE WHO KILLS BY SWORD MUST DIE BY SWORD. THEY CAUSED ENDLESS PAIN TO THEIR FAMILIES. THEY HAD NO PITY ON THEIR VICTIMS WHEN THEY WERE KILLED. NO ONE SHOULD HAVE PITY ON THEM AT ALL. IT HAD BEEN SO MANY YEARS SINCE THEY WERE SENTENCED TO DEATH. THEY HAVE ENJOYED ENOUGH PITY ALREADY BY NOT KILLING THEM IMMEDIATELY. SO, NO MAN SHOULD FEEL SORRY FOR THEM. NON OF THEM IS HUMAN BUT MONSTERS WHO DESERVE NO PLACE AMONG THE LIVING.
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- Prinss at 11-12-2020 01:26 AM (3 years ago)
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Hallo Poster
Your Declaration on quote is very wrong. I hate feeding ppl with wrong Information.
Karla Faye Tucker (November 18, 1959 – February 3, 1998) was an American woman sentenced to death for killing two people with a pickaxe during a burglary. She was the first woman to be executed in the United States since Velma Barfield in 1984 in North Carolina, and the first in Texas since Chipita Rodriguez in 1863.
Died: February 3, 1998 (aged 38); Huntsville, ...‎
Criminal penalty: Death by lethal injection‎ ...‎
Cause of death: Execution by lethal injection‎
State(s): Texas, US.

 """""Lisa Montgomery strangled a pregnant woman in Missouri before cutting out and kidnapping the baby in 2004. She is scheduled for execution on 12 January, 2021.
She will be the first woman to face execution in the US since 1953.''''''
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- Haso112 at 11-12-2020 07:21 AM (3 years ago)
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Quote from: FloJoJo on 10-12-2020 04:40 PM
Oh! I thought the delusional Evangelicals churches says Trump is pro-life and his now rushing to take people's life. Being pro-life should go across the board even if these criminals deserved it or not. All you fake prophets that says this con-artist is a man of God were all prophet of doom (not excluding Naija pastors). Your days are numbered! Continue.

FINALLY... SOMETHING I STRONGLY AGREE WITH YOU ON...! VERY ON POINT...! SOMEONE TWEETED SOMETHING SIMILAR...


''So much for “pro-life.” They are just “pro-birth” and pro subjugation''

Posted: at 11-12-2020 07:21 AM (3 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Haso112 at 11-12-2020 07:22 AM (3 years ago)
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Quote from: FloJoJo on 10-12-2020 04:40 PM
Oh! I thought the delusional Evangelicals churches says Trump is pro-life and his now rushing to take people's life. Being pro-life should go across the board even if these criminals deserved it or not. All you fake prophets that says this con-artist is a man of God were all prophet of doom (not excluding Naija pastors). Your days are numbered! Continue.
Posted: at 11-12-2020 07:22 AM (3 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- edetedu5 at 13-01-2021 04:12 PM (3 years ago)
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The evil that men do live after them
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