U.S. executes Brandon Bernard, who was 18 at the time of his crime, despite appeals This man was 18 when an associate of his killed
Although the Death Penalty had been abolished in the UK, the British Queen, however, still possessed the power to sign Death Warrants on behalf of the Privy Council, thus confirming Death Sentences handed-down by Trinidad Courts (the British Queen similarly signed numerous Death Warrants in 1999 – thus authorising a ‘mass hanging’).
On April 29th, 1946, the Far East International Military Tribunal began the trial of 28 top-level Japanese War Criminals. On May 3rd, the Court began
n the US the Death Penalty is used in a number of States to punish those whose behaviour has been conditioned through the auspices of the bourgeois oppression they have faced since birth. Crime in capitalist societies is the exact consequence of bourgeois oppression against the masses. Those who are made desperate through hunger, poverty, race-hate, religious fundamentalism and sexual perversity manifest these bourgeois traits in their everyday behaviour. In the US it is the individual victims of capitalism that are brutally murdered by State sanctioned violence (in the execution chamber) – whilst the State continues to function unaffected by the entire duplicitous procedure.