I hope everyone had a nice weekend! This morning the US Supreme court ruled against three death row inmates who challenged the use of a drug in executions as causing extreme pain. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/30/us/supreme-court-execution-drug.html?action=Click&contentCollection=BreakingNews&contentID=36585717&pgtype=article Here’s the high court’s opinion: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/14-7955_aplc.pdf New Yorkers living in northern New York State near the Canadian border slept more peacefully last night. The capture of David Sweat yesterday afternoon ended a 3-week manhunt for Sweat and his partner Richard Matt. Matt was shot and killed by authorities last week. The two convicted murderers escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility on June 6. This link is to a comprehensive article about Sweat’s criminal past and the murder of a deputy sheriff on July 4, 2002 that landed him in prison with a life without parole sentence. http://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/public-safety/2015/06/10/david-sweats-brutal-path-prison/71017500/ Have any of you followed the investigation into the murder of…

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