Monthly Archives: July 18, 2008

Maryland State Police spied on Campaign to end the Death Penalty

American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland through a lawsuit has obtained 46 pages of documents from the Maryland State Police, revealing how undercover police officers infiltrated local anti-death penalty and anti-war groups. You can watch the video coverage at WBALTV’s website. According to Washington Post, Maryland State Police officers conducted surveillance on local peace activists…read more

News: International Court of Justice Press Release

PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Katharine Huffman: 202-360-1991 July 16, 2008 INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE ISSUES PROVISIONAL MEASURES TO PREVENT IMMINENT VIOLATION OF U.S. TREATY OBLIGATIONS U.S. International Relations and Safety of Americans Abroad at Risk As Execution Date Approaches THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS – The International Court of Justice (ICJ) today determined that the…read more

Howard County Joins Public Defender Task Force

Here is News West 9′s report: by Victor LopezNewsWest 9 HOWARD COUNTY– It cost them nothing to join, but it could save thousands of tax dollars. Howard County Commissioners said yes, Monday morning, to joining the Public Defender Task Force, all to cut the cost of paying for a public defender in a death penalty…read more

Drop All the Charges in the Yogurt Shop Case NOW!

DNA EXONORATES SCOTT AND SPRINGSTEEN! Picket and Press Event at Yogurt Shop hearing:Tuesday, July 15th at 12:30PMTravis County Courthouse Plaza, off Guadalupe between 10th and 11th. Things are heating up in the Yogurt Shop case! As many of you may know, long time CEDP member Jeannine Scott is fighting for her husband Michael Scott, who…read more

China refuses to consider 250,000-strong petition

A World Coalition delegation found the door closed on June 16 when they attempted to handover to the Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong a petition urging for changes in the death penalty system in China. Stopped at the outside door of the building, it was refused the chance to be met by any official…read more

Lonnie Earl Johnson Foundation

PRESS RELEASE Lonnie Johnson was unlawfully executed on July 24, 2007 for killing two teenage boys on August 15, 1990. Six weeks prior to his death, his defense team found police reports hidden in Mr. Johnson’s prosecuting attorney’s file at the District Attorney’s office. The prosecuting attorney was then assistant District Attorney, Chuck Rosenthal. The…read more

Sanders: Another troubling Dallas case

Thats the title of Bob Ray Sander’s column in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram against the execution of Carlton Akee Turner. The case of Carlton Akee Turner, who is scheduled for the Texas death chamber Thursday evening, presents the state and its noble citizens a whole set of conundrums: What really should be done with troubled…read more

Pakistan’s parliament bans the death penalty

Asia News is reporting that Pakistan’s parliament has abolished the death penalty. Now the bill awaits Musharraf’s signature in order to become law. by Qaiser FelixThe bill launched by the premier to commemorate Benazir Bhutto was ratified by the government and now awaits President Musharraf’s signature. Welcomed by human rights groups, who are demanding improved…read more

Jester Leroy’s execution stayed

Fort Worth Star-Telegram has the earliest update on the case. BY TIM MADIGAN A state judge in Sherman has postponed the July 22 execution date of Lester Leroy Bower Jr. and plans to hold hearings that could involve the Arlington man’s claims of innocence. Bower’s stay of execution, signed late Monday by Judge Jim Fallon,…read more

Paul House will be released today

This is the great news from Tennessee. According to the Tennessean, Paul House will be released today. TCASK will probably have some more updates soon. Paul Gregory House will celebrate the Fourth of July at home this Friday thanks to an anonymous donor who sent his mother the $10,000 bail needed for his release from…read more

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