firing squad

Vice News Tonight

Should firing squads replace lethal injections?

VICE News Tonight explores the debate over firing squad executions as states face shortages of lethal injection drugs.
Antonia Hylton
New music

Let Power Trip's Ass-Kicking of a Single, "Firing Squad," Galvanize You in These Trying Times

Their appropriately-titled album 'Nightmare Logic' is coming soon.
Phil Witmer
asia & pacific

Indonesia executed four convicted drug offenders by firing squad

10 other people who were going to be shot on Friday got a reprieve, and 16 more are scheduled to be killed this year by the government of President Joko Widodo.
Kayla Ruble
crime & drugs

Indonesia Is Preparing to Execute More than a Dozen People for Drug Crimes

Last year, the government executed 12 foreign citizens and two Indonesians for drug crimes, sparking international outcry and leading several countries to withdraw their ambassadors from Jakarta.
Samuel Oakford

Meet the Irish Catholic Priest Who Ministers to Inmates on Indonesia's Death Row

Father Charlie Burrows is often the last man people speak to before they face a firing squad.
Denham Sadler
asia & pacific

France Is Stepping Up Efforts to Overturn the Death Sentence Of Serge Atlaoui in Indonesia

The Frenchman, who has spent the last 10 years in jail, was removed from Indonesia’s execution list this week pending a legal appeal.
Melodie Bouchaud
crime & drugs

Indonesia Executed All But One of Nine Convicted Drug Smugglers, Sparing Filipino Woman

Indonesia reportedly executed eight convicted drug smugglers by firing squad, unexpectedly granting a last-minute reprieve to a domestic worker from the Philippines.
Scott Mitchell
crime & drugs

Indonesia Says Foreign Drug Smugglers Will Face Firing Squad Despite Global Outcry

Indonesian officials said nine convicted drug traffickers from Australia, France, Brazil, and other nations could be executed as early as Tuesday.
Colleen Curry
the people speak

Should There Be a Death Penalty? - The People Speak

In this episode of 'The People Speak,' VICE News traveled around the world to ask people about the the death penalty.

Utah Firing Squad Proposal Points to Death Penalty Crisis

Utah's proposal to bring back firing squads is the latest attempt to continue executions despite the absence of safe drugs.
Colleen Curry

Jokowi's Motives are Being Questioned as Chan and Sukumaran Transfer for Execution

Indonesian president Joko Widodo has been accused of selectively choosing drug death statistics that have the greatest impact to serve his political aims.
Paul Gregoire
crime & drugs

Wyoming Is the Latest State to Consider Bringing Back Firing Squads

Lawmakers across the country are considering alternatives to lethal injection after a spate of botched executions that involved untested drugs.
Liz Fields