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Martin Luther King’s son and others rally to halt Alabama execution

Activists have been lobbying for the state to stop Nathaniel Woods planned execution following confession from co-defendant The son of Martin Luther King has joined a growing list of activists and celebrities calling on Alabamas governor to stop the planned execution of an inmate over the killings of three police officers. Nathaniel Woods was convicted of capital murder in 2004 and is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Thursday night. Martin Luther King III, an activist and the son of the civil rights leader, has sent Alabama governor Kay…

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Why did this US governor pardon child rapists and brutal killers?

Matt Bevin has horrified opponents and allies alike with a slew of extreme pardons that also disproportionately benefited white offenders In May 2014, Patrick Baker and two accomplices set out to rob a house in Knox county, Kentucky. Baker knew the hardest part of the home invasion would be getting past the front door, so he devised a plan to dress up as police officers conducting a routine investigation. Once inside the Mills family home, Baker revealed his true colours. He tied up the mother of the family, ignoring the…

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Kentucky: outgoing governor pardons killer whose brother hosted fundraiser

Pardons of violent offenders, including a child rapist and a man who beheaded a female victim, provoke widespread backlash Days after leaving office, the former Kentucky governor Matt Bevin is facing widespread backlash and calls for an investigation following a number of controversial pardons of violent offenders on his way out the door. Pardons are traditional at the end of a governors term and most of the Republicans more than 400 pardons were for drug offenses. But a number of the pardons were for particularly violent crimes, like a woman…

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