This Nov. 18, 2011 file photo shows the execution room at the Oregon State Penitentiary, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Terry Williams: A Life In The Balance

Human life is sacred. Throughout its history, U.S. policy scored it. It shows horrifically in one war after another. It’s no different at home at the federal, state or local levels. Policy makes human life cheap. Black and brown people suffer most. Institutionalized racism denigrates them. In capital crime cases, most have virtually no chance, […]