Tag Archives: Death Penalty

Florida Attorney Amaris Ayala Refuses Governor Order For Death Penalty

Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala announced that her office would not take "the death penalty in any cases" after Governor Rick Scott said he wanted Markeith Loyd prosecuted for killing a police officer. Ayala, the first black female prosecutor in Florida, claimed she reviewed the case and concluded "that there is no evidence to show that imposing the death penalty imp...

Dylann Roof To Face Death Penalty For Charleston Shooting

According to a recent report by The Guardian, 22 year-old Dylann Roof, who was convicted last month for the murder of nine black church-goers in Charleston, South Carolina, has been sentenced to death. Roof is the first person in American history to face execution for a federal hate crime conviction.