Monthly Archives: December 30, 2007

Holiday Greeting from kenneth Foster aka Haramia KiNassor

I just wanted to send out a Universal Greeting to all of you and let you know that I’m thinking of you all and wishing you all a VERY Blessed Holiday Season. I’m as well as can be and am thankful to have this day to share with all of you and keep on pushing…read more

Executing Democracy- A Year After Saddam’s Execution

Cross posted from DSADP blog. A tragedy occurred in Pakistan yesterday. Benazir Bhutto, the fearless ex-prime minister of Pakistan was assassinated by individuals who have since been linked to Al-Queda. Sadly, this occurred two days prior to the anniversary of yet another assassination. Saddam Hussein was hanged on December 30, 2006. At the time, most…read more

Dennis Kucinich’s position on the Death Penalty

Students Against the Death Penalty contacted all of the presidential candidates (Democrats and Republicans) asking for their position on the death penalty. So far only the Dennis Kucinich campaign has responded to our call. Here is the letter we received from him: Like most Americans, I arrived at my position on the death penalty through…read more

Lufkin Daily News calls for abolition of the death penalty

Lufkin Daily News has joined the growing list of Texas publications calling for abolition of the death penalty. …Not only has the death penalty proven ineffective as a deterrent, it has also proven to be extremely expensive. It costs much less to keep a murderer in prison for life than it does to defend a…read more

8th Annual March to Stop Executions in Houston, Texas

Saturday, October 27th, 2007Houston, Texas The March to Stop Executions has been held each October since 2000 in cooperation with several Texas and national anti-death penalty organizations, including Texas Moratorium Network, the Austin chapter of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty, the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty…read more

Follow New Jersey, repeal death penalty

Thats the title of an op-ed in Houston Chronicle by NCADP’s Diann Rust-Tierney and TCADP’s Rick Halperin. What do law enforcement officers, prosecutors, crime victims’ advocates and both Democratic and Republican state legislators have in common? Recently, all of these groups came together in New Jersey to support legislation to repeal that state’s death penalty….read more

Documentary: Step by Step A Journey of Hope

Click play to watch “Step By Step A Journey of Hope” (58 minutes) produced by Micki Dickoff. Journey of Hope…from Violence to Healing is an organization led by murder victim family members joined by death row family members, family members of the executed, the exonerated, and others with stories to tell, that conducts public education…read more

A Typical Day on Texas Death Row

December 12, 2007by Rob Will Someone suggested that I chronicle a typical day for me on Texas death row so I figured I’d go ahead and do that today. Perhaps, through detailing the events of an entire day, I can give people a better insight into this environment…. 8:24 AM: I woke up about 2.5…read more

NY Times: A Pause From Death

Thats the title of New York Times recent editorial about the death penalty. The United Nations General Assembly voted on Tuesday for a global moratorium on the death penalty. The resolution was nonbinding; its symbolic weight made barely a ripple in the news ocean of the United States, where governments’ right to kill a killer…read more

Sharon Keller is a Dallas Morning News “Texan of the Year finalist:”

Dallas Morning News has selected Sharon Keller as their #8 finalist for Texan of the Year award. Here is their new editorial about her. Texas jumps off the national map in many ways, good and not so good. Not so good includes the international notoriety of a hyperactive death chamber. Before the U.S. Supreme Court…read more