« Debating the structure of post-Blakely sentencing | Main | Are federal prisons gearing up for Booker and Fanfan? »

December 5, 2004

For the death penalty historian

With great thanks to Jack Chin for this post at CrimProf Blog, I came across an amazing series of articles in the Richmond Times Dispatch looking at the history of Virginia's use of the death penalty from 1908 to 1954. The series of articles, like Virginia's use of the death penalty during this period, is dominated by race.  As the main article details, of the "the 221 men and one woman executed in that 46-year period, 191 were black" and all of the "37 men executed for rape, all 13 executed for attempted rape and all five executed for robbery were black."

The main article, which is entitled "The execution files: State's death penalty history told in personal records of the condemned," draws on letters from prisoners to spotlight the many human stories behind these statistics.  And the series includes an article on the "Martinsville Seven", a group of black defendants quickly prosecuted and executed for the rape on one woman, as well as pieces focused on the way race was built into Virginia's capital punishment laws, and the racial realities of a 1931 rape trial.

On a much lighter note, and on a history subject that has nothing to do with sentencing (unless King Tut was actually murdered), this Steve Martin op-ed in the NY Times made me laugh out loud, as did reviewing the song he is discussing.

December 5, 2004 at 10:00 AM | Permalink

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451574769e200d835410d5969e2

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference For the death penalty historian:

Comments

But,before you start signing papers with a broker, it is important to discuss fees. Brokers work on a commission basis and often receive lender fees. The broker is usually paid by the buyer or lender. You can pay the broker with cash, rebates, or proceeds from your loan. The fees are added to your total amount.

Thanks, John http://advancemagnumcash.pixieinfo.com/articles.html


Posted by: john | Oct 22, 2007 3:37:03 AM

In the US nearly 750,000 owners are in trouble – this is up about 96% for the first eight months of this year (2007). You must first asses your ability to make payments on your loan before you consider the steps that need to be made to stop foreclosure and the refinance options available to you. If you are buried in debt then you may not b able to carry the burden of even a lower payment. You must ask yourself if the lower payment is better for your budget than getting in a lower rent situation. If saving your home from foreclosure is a viable option to consider then you must make contact with the lender who is trying to foreclose on your property. It is likely that they are already in contact with you so this may be easy to do. If you are several months over due you might need to make up a payment or two to negotiate with them to stop foreclosure. You can also show proof of your progress to refinance your home and stop foreclosure. The loan company or lender you are dealing with may have private investors that can help you out. Many foreclosure investors are in constant contact with lending institutions seeking loan opportunities for foreclosure properties.

Thanks, John http://advancemagnumcash.pixieinfo.com/

Posted by: john | Oct 22, 2007 3:38:05 AM

You can offer practically any kind of service using the internet. You just have to make sure there is a market for it and that you can actually fulfill job orders. Some of the most common internet jobs involve clerical jobs such data entry, performing tasks as a virtual assistant, web development, word processing, telemarketing, book keeping and others. You can work as a copy writer, be a sales representative or even become a pro-blogger. You can set up a business that targets clients in your own town or people halfway around the globe.

Thanks, John http://advancemagnumcash.pixieinfo.com/articles.html

Posted by: john | Oct 22, 2007 3:38:53 AM

Post a comment

In the body of your email, please indicate if you are a professor, student, prosecutor, defense attorney, etc. so I can gain a sense of who is reading my blog. Thank you, DAB