Tag Archives: Governor Kasich

A Time of Elevated Torture

Robert Van Hook has been on Ohio’s death row longer than Jeffrey Wogenstahl. The state plans to kill Van Hook on Wednesday, July 18. He has extended family and friends who will mourn his death; they are the unintended victims … Continue reading

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Governor Kasich Knows

Raymond Tibbetts is due to be executed by the state of Ohio on February 13. Tibbetts suffered “toxic stress” during a traumatic and chaotic childhood, which “negatively affected the development of [his] brain, leading it to become wired in very … Continue reading

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More Victims and More Grieving Families

September 13, 2017 was to have been Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s day of execution. Following a rescheduling, the date has been reallocated to Gary Otte.[i] Otte differs from Jeff in having no claim of innocence. Nonetheless, Otte’s case highlights many concerns about … Continue reading

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Ronald Phillips: Breakdown of Criminal Justice

A ruling by a federal court makes it more likely that executions will resume in Ohio on July 26, despite warnings that the state’s drug protocol could cause immense pain. The first person due to face this pain is Ronald Phillips.[i] Phillips … Continue reading

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Tell Governor Kasich to stay executions.

Ohio has only paid lip service to the 56 recommendations of the Ohio Supreme Court’s Joint Task Force to Review the Administration of Ohio’s Death Penalty. A recent report found: “The death penalty in Ohio remains plagued by the very same … Continue reading

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A Critical Turning Point

Last week the pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, announced it was prohibiting the use of its chemicals as execution drugs. It thus brought the US death penalty to a new juncture. As the human rights organisation, Reprieve, commented:  “This is a critical turning … Continue reading

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Governor Kasich’s Duty

Pope Francis made a personal appeal to Catholic leaders worldwide last month: he asked them to make “a courageous and exemplary gesture” by not carrying out executions during the Church’s current “Holy Year of Mercy”. The Pope wants all people – … Continue reading

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A Shameful List of Scheduled Barbarity

Ohio now has execution dates for 24 people, which is more than any other state. The dates stretch ahead far into 2019, a shameful list of scheduled barbarity. In setting execution dates long in advance Ohio piles on the torture, forcing inmates to … Continue reading

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Death Penalty Victims

The Governor of Ohio, Governor Kasich, supports the death penalty because he feels that it provides justice and closure to the grieving families of murder victims.* Perhaps he should talk to Melinda Dawson†, whose mother was brutally murdered in Barberton, … Continue reading

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