- js reader version
- view hidden posts
- tags and related articles
by Distributed by Squeaky Wheel Productions http
Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010 at 12:49 AM
firstname.lastname@example.org BETWEEN THE LINES c/o WPKN Radio 89.5 FM Bridgeport, Connecticut
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
After 30 Years, Architects of Death Penalty Guidelines Withdraw Their Support
Interview with Richard Dieter, executive director of the death Penalty Information Center, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
In early January, the legal institute responsible for creating a framework for the death penalty and believing 30 years ago that it would create a fair application of capital punishment statutes, withdrew its support while not coming out forcefully for repeal.
In 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty was carried out arbitrarily by states, was cruel and unusual punishment and therefore unconstitutional. At that point, the American Law Institute, made up of the nation's most respected lawyers, judges and legal scholars, developed guidelines to help determine which individuals convicted of murder should face the death penalty. They included consideration of aggravating circumstances, such as multiple victims, death of a police officer, and the victim's age. They also considered mitigating circumstances, such as the conditions under which the perpetrator was raised, abuse he or she may have suffered, and mental incompetence. The Supreme Court relied heavily on these guidelines in determining whether states could re-institute their death penalties beginning in 1976.
Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, about the Law Institute's withdrawal of support for its own capital punishment guidelines and what this could mean for efforts to abolish the death penalty in the U.S.
Contact the Death Penalty Information Center at (202) 289-2275 or visit their website at www.deathpenalty.org
LISTEN to this week's half-hour program of Between The Lines by clicking on one of the links below:
DOWNLOAD the MP3 by visiting:
VIEW the Between the Lines website by clicking on the link below:
"Between The Lines" is a half-hour syndicated radio news magazine that each week features a summary of under-reported news stories and interviews with activists and journalists who offer progressive perspectives on international, national and regional political, economic and social issues. Because "Between The Lines" is independent of all publications, media networks or political parties, we are able to bring a diversity of voices to the airwaves generally ignored or marginalized by the major media. For more information on this week's topics and to check out our text archive listing topics and guests presented in previous programs visit: http://www.btlonline.org
Scott Harris is executive producer of Between The Lines, which can be heard on more than 45 radio stations and in RealAudio and MP3 on our website at www.btlonline.org. This interview excerpt was featured on the award-winning, syndicated weekly radio newsmagazine.
To get details on subscribing to the radio program or to publish this column in print or online media, contact us at (203) 268-8446.
For an email subscription of "Between The Lines Weekly Summary" which features a RealAudio link to the week's program for Between The Lines, send an email to email@example.com
For an email subscription of "Between The Lines Q&A" which features a RealAudio link and weekly transcript to one of the interviews featured on Between The Lines, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To donate to Between The Lines, please send your tax-deductible check made payable to our tax-exempt fiscal sponsor "The Global Center" and mail to:
Squeaky Wheel Productions
P.O. Box 110176
Trumbull, CT 06611
Distributed by Squeaky Wheel Productions
(c) Copyright 2010 Squeaky Wheel Productions. All rights reserved.
BETWEEN THE LINES c/o WPKN Radio 89.5 FM Bridgeport, Conn...
Report this post as:
GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE
lausd whistle blower
Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images
UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light
Change Links April 2018
Nuclear Shutdown News March 2018
Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018!
Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018!
Spring 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert!
Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Shows Shocking Eviction Trends in L.A.
Steve Mnuchin video at UCLA released
Actress and Philanthropist Tanna Frederick Hosts Project Save Our Surf Beach Clean Ups
After Being Told He's 'Full of Sh*t' at School Event, Mnuchin Demands UCLA Suppress Video
Resolution of the Rent Strike in Boyle Heights
What Big Brother Knows About You and What You Can Do About It
Step Up As LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Steps Down
Our House Grief Support Center Hosts 9th Annual Run For Hope, April 29
Don’t let this LA County Probation Department overhaul proposal sit on the shelf
Echo Park Residents Sue LA Over Controversial Development
Former Signal Hill police officer pleads guilty in road-rage incident in Irvine
Calif. Police Accused of 'Collusion' With Neo-Nazis After Release of Court Documents
Center for the Study of Political Graphics exhibit on Police Abuse posters
City Agrees to Settle Lawsuit Claiming Pasadena Police Officer Had His Sister Falsely Arre
Professor's Study Highlights Health Risks of Urban Oil Drilling
Claims paid involving Pasadena Police Department 2014 to present
Pasadenans - get your license plate reader records from police
LA Times Homicide Report
More Local News...
What does the Quran Say About Islamic Dress??
Biodiversité ou la nature privatisée
The Market is a Universal Totalitarian Religion
Book Available about Hispanics and US Civil War by National Park Service
The Shortwave Report 04/20/18 Listen Globally!
The Republican 'Prolife' Party Is the Party of War, Execution, and Bear Cub Murder
Paraphysique de la dictature étatique
Book Review: "The New Bonapartists"
The West Must Take the First Steps to Russia
Théorie générale de la révolution ou hommage à feu Mikhaïl Bakounine
The Shortwave Report 04/13/18 Listen Globally!
“Lost in a Dream” Singing Competition Winner to Be Chosen on April 15 for ,000 Prize!
The World Dependent on Central Banks
Ohio Governor Race: Dennis Kucinich & Richard Cordray Run Against Mike DeWine
March 2018 Honduras Coup Again Update
Apologie du zadisme insurrectionnel
ICE contract with license plate reader company
Black Portraiture(S) IV: The Color of Silence...Cuba No...Cambridge Yes
Prohibiting Micro-Second Betting on the Exchanges
Prosecutors treat Muslims harsher than non-Muslims for the same crimes
Amy Goodman interview on cell phone safety
Mesa, Arizona police officer kills unarmed white man
Israeli leaders should be prosecuted for war crimes
Paraphysique de l'autorité
Two Podcasts on fbi corruption
Fbi assassins assault & try to kill DAVID ATKINS
More Breaking News...