Tag: San Quentin
Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris to challenge finding that execution delays violate Eighth Amendment.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Ramirez, the demonic serial killer who left satantic signs at murder scenes and mutilated victims’ bodies during a reign of terror in the 1980s, died early Friday in a hospital, a prison official said. Ramirez, 53, had been taken from San Quentin’s death row to a hospital where authorities said […]
(Bay City News) Hundreds of people have gathered outside San Quentin State Prison this afternoon for a protest that organizers are calling historic because they say it merges the Occupy and prisoners’ rights movements. Between 600 and 700 demonstrators were protesting peacefully outside the prison’s East Gate as of 2 p.m., according to the Marin […]
Judge Jeremy Fogel toured San Quentin’s revamped death chamber today in a fact-finding trip meant to help him determine whether to re-start executions by the state. Fogel halted executions in 2006, on grounds that the procedure, as implemented by the state, violated the constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. Among the problems the judge […]
Navy Considers Medal, 65 Years After a Heroic Act (Bay Citizen) Carl E. Clark, 94, served in World War II to defend America, not to win glory. “We just figured it was a war that had to be won,” said Mr. Clark, who lives in Menlo Park. Now the veteran, a remarkably modest man with […]