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The Oberlin Review

Ohio Must End Death Penalty, Torture

Editorial Board
April 7, 2017
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Editor’s Note: This article discusses the death penalty, rape, and murder. The last time the state of Ohio ended a life with capital punishment, Dennis McGuire choked, gasped for air and writhed in agony for 26 minutes before finally dying. Unable to procure reliable lethal execution drugs — the ...

Fair Executions Impossible to Achieve

Josh Ashkinaze, Columnist
September 18, 2015
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

At the end of his inspiring Convocation talk, Brian Stevenson was asked, “Are there people who deserve to die?” And he answered something like, “Personally, I do not think so.” We are not our worst action. But it wouldn’t matter if there were people who deserve to die. Does the criminal just...

Tsarnaev’s Sentencing Provokes Moral Questions Surrounding Death Penalty

Editorial Board
May 1, 2015
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Content Warning: This editorial contains discussion of the death penalty and execution. Two years after the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has reached the sentencing phase of his trial, but most of Massachusetts opposes the death penalty for him. Convicted on all 30 counts brough...

Ohio’s New Lethal Injection Raises Concerns

Louis Krauss, News Editor
February 8, 2014
Filed under Community News, NEWS

The Ohio State Correctional Facility’s experimentation with a never-before-used combination of lethal chemicals in January has led the Deparment of Correction to reanalyze its use of chemical poisons. Charles McGuire, who was convicted for the rape and murder of a pregnant woman in 1994, received...

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