Monthly Archives: February 28, 2007

International Death Penalty Abolition Day

“DEATH PENALTY FOUNDATIONS CRUMBLING” Celebrating 160 Years Without Death Penalty With judicial, legislative or executive moratoriums on executions in place in at least eight states, March 1st, 2007, International Death Penalty Abolition Day, brings with it not only a celebration of the past but an indicator of the future. The death penalty in the UnitedStates…read more

Maryland vs. Texas

Kudos to Gov. O’Malley of Maryland and shame on Rep. Aaron Pena and the Texas House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence While Texas republicans debated expanding the death penalty to repeat child molesters, the Maryland governor, Martin O’Malley testified in support of the Death penalty Abolition bill. According to the Washington Post: The issue, one of…read more

Moratorium Now!

If you live in Texas, please contact your state senator and state representative and ask them to support a moratorium on executions. You can use our automatic email system (only for Texas residents), or you can find out who your Texas representatives are, and write them from their own websites or call them on the…read more

Death Penalty discussion

Click on Image for Color Flyer/Map For more info contact Dave Atwood Sam Milsap, fomer Bexar county Prosecutor Clarence Brandley, exonerated Texas DR prisoner Deloyd Parker, SHAPE Center Nicole Casarez, UST Innocence Project Coordinator Brandon Dudley, Chief of Staff for Sen. Ellis Presented by KPFT Radio, SHAPE Center, & Houston Peace & Justice Center FREE…read more

Donate to the 2007 Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break

Help us put on the 2007 Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break in Texas March 12-16, 2007. There will be five days of activism, training and education against the death penalty. It is aimed at high school and college students, but the workshops and activities are open to the general public. There will be a Death…read more

Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ speaks at the UCC

Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ, author of Dead Man Walking and The Death of Innocents, an internationally known opponent of the death penalty has accepted Bishop Aymond’s invitation to speak in Austin on Wednesday, February 14, 2007. Sr. Helen will be at the University Catholic Center, at 2010 University Ave. (corner of University and 21st adjacent…read more

Stop Execution of Joseph Nichols

By Nancy L. Bailey, TCADP board member Joseph Nichols is scheduled for execution by the State of Texas on March 7, 2007. His only hope is that the Parole Board and Governor’s office grant him clemency. In 1980, Joseph Nichols and Willie Williams were convicted of capital murder for the death of Claude Schaffer. Joseph…read more

Death Penalty Debate at UT-Austin

This is video of the debate between the UT Austin Chapter of Campaign to End the Death Penalty and Young Conservatives of Texas on January 29. The debate was in the Oxford style, with alternating speakers from each side debating a resolution that the death penalty be abolished. Each side also had a “questioner” who…read more

Do Not Execute James Jackson!

James Jackson is scheduled to be executed by Texas on Feb. 7. He was convicted in the April 1997 murders of his wife and two stepdaughters in Harris County. The state of Texas should not execute James Jackson. Executing Jackson would constitute the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment. Furthermore, during the sentencing phase of…read more

Quote of the week

All creatures kill — there seems to be no exception. But of the whole list man is the only one that kills for fun; he is the only one that kills in malice; the only one that kills for revenge. — Mark Twain