According to Salt Lake Tribune, “– A dog thought to be dead from a lethal injection started to wake up after being put into the crematorium at the Ogden Animal Shelter. “ If you don’t believe me, you can read it for youreself in Salt Lake Tribune’s website!
Patrick Williams of DallasObserver published a story titled Does death row offer door prizes? about the growing support for a moratorium on execution and the news of new voices calling for a moratorium! Here is part of the story… That last one comes from the Texas Moratorium Network, a statewide anti-death penalty group that says…read more
Three major medical groups condemn most forms of participation in the execution process!source: PBS NOW with David BrancaccioAmerican Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)Doctors should not help put inmates to death by lethal injection, the president of the ASA wrote in a message to colleagues last month. “The legal system has painted itself into a corner and…read more
As reported by TMN blog, we will soon be announcing a major development in our campaign to convince policymakers to support a moratorium on executions in Texas. An important new voice is about to be raised in support of a moratorium in Texas. The announcement could come next week. Two Executions in Texas this Week…read more
Charles Terrell, the former Chair of the Texas Department of Corrections (as the Texas Department of Criminal Justice was formerly named), in a letter to Dallas Morning News has called for a review of cases following the Chicago Tribune’s series on Carlos DeLuna. ——- Re: “Justice Without Doubt – Questionable death cases call for review,”…read more
During the past spring break season, students from high schools and colleges came to Austin March 13-17 for a week of activism andeducation against the death penalty as part of the 2006 Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break. The students were not only fromTexas, but from several other states, including as far away as Oregon and…read more
Anniversary of 1976 Supreme Court decision reinstating capital punishment brings students, activists together to speak out, educate public 7/3/06 By Behnaz Abolmaali A small group of anti-death penalty activists convened at the front of the state Capitol Saturday for a day of fasting in observance of the 30th anniversary of the reinstatement of capital punishment…read more
Robert Hoelscher, Murder Victim Families for Reconciliation Robert Hoelscher’s father, a convenience store manager, was murdered during a robbery in 1961 when Robert was seven years old. Just two days after the murder, Robert’s mother called the parents of the offender, a 17 year-old teenager with mental health problems. The offender’s father was the real…read more