Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Today On The Signorile Show

3:35pm ET - Conservative provocateur and gotcha-filmmaker James O’Keefe who is perhaps best known as the undercover pimp, who wrongfully targeted the community organizing group ACORN, is at it again, and this time he has created a fake LGBT group to ‘Expose’ Voter Fraud in Colorado.  Joining us today to discuss his latest antics is Zack Ford the editor of ThinkProgress LGBT at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. You can also follow Zack on twitter.

4:35pm ET - Last April the nation was shocked at the news of the painful and protracted death of Clayton D. Lockett who was executed in Oklahoma by means of lethal injection.  This botched execution raised many questions about how and why we as a society deem it necessary to kill people in our quest for justice.  Since 2007, six states have abolished the death penalty, bringing the current total of states without capital punishment to 18, and in past rulings the Supreme Court has banned the execution of juveniles and people with intellectual disabilities.  The court also has ruled that the Constitution forbids executing the severely mentally ill, however according to Stephanie Mencimer of Mother Jones the justices have been wary of laying down guidelines to determine, in effect, how crazy is too crazy.  Stephanie joins us today to discuss the use of capital punishment on the mentally ill and explains the troubling case of Scott Panetti in Texas. You can also follow Stephanie on twitter.

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