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COMMENTARY: Let’s call the whole thing off: As policy and for principle, no more executions

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher and Editor OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Mon., Jan. 28, 2019 – Over the past several years, doubts about the validity of death sentences and executions in this state, both past and pending, have increased. There is absolutely no reason to believe that there is any likely scenario in which this state […]

Susan Sharp Crow explores race and the death penalty at OK-CADP annual dinner

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Sociology professor and author, Dr. Susan Sharp Crow addressed over 100 attendees during the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty’s (OK-CADP) 27th Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner on April 21.  Her keynote speech explored the serious concerns about race and the death penalty. The organization’s 2018 primary fundraiser was held […]

COMMENTARY – Oklahoma, executions and democratic choice – Ending the death penalty for our time, and for all time

by Patrick B. McGuigan October 17, 2016 OKLAHOMA CITY – A few days ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the state of Oklahoma, requiring further judicial review in the case of a man convicted of killing a mother and her two children. The High Court said state judges erred in allowing the testimony of […]

Watch-Out, One: His gut says no indictments in death penalty probe, as Joe Allbaugh tackles Corrections reform

by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Joe Allbaugh, interim director at the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, said “my gut tells me” there will not be any indictments forthcoming as a result of a current multi-county grand jury investigation of the state’s death penalty process. Referring to this reporter Albaugh said, “Pat, I have no […]

More than the Richard Glossip case: For the Constitution, for social justice, for reasons pragmatic and humane, put the death penalty into mothballs

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor Oklahoma City – The execution of Richard Glossip, a resident of death row at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester for 18 years, has been delayed four times. He ordered three “final meals,” and ate two of them, each time awaiting his date with lethal injection. After nearly two decades […]

Letter to the Editor: Abolish the Death Penalty in Oklahoma

  To the Editor: I am thankful for Gov. Fallin’s executive order that grants an indefinite stay for Richard Glossip. I disagree with her contention, however, that justice has been delayed. The purpose of the criminal justice system should be public safety; that goal is served when violent offenders are segregated from society. Justin Sneed […]

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