By John Gramlich, Stateline.org Staff Writer An execution last month in Mississippi and another scheduled for this month in Texas have reignited a debate over whether the death penalty should be given to those who participate in killings — but do not personally carry them out. Dale Bishop was executed July 23 in Mississippi for…read more
RAMSEY CLARK 37 WEST 12TH STREET NEW YORK, N.Y. 10011 212-989-6613 212-979-1583 FAX August 12, 2008 The Honorable Rick Perry Governor, State of Texas State Capitol, Room 2S.I Austin, Texas 78701 Ms. Rissie Owens, Chair Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles 8610 Shoal Creek Boulevard Austin, Texas 78757 Re: Jeffrey Wood, TDJC No. 999256 Dear…read more
Thats the title of Washington Post editorial about the José Ernesto Medellí. THE STATE of Texas had an opportunity this week to display a victor’s grace. Instead, it rebuffed pleas by the U.S. secretary of state and the U.S. attorney general for help in resolving an international dispute and in the process gave the back…read more
Ralph Nader visited Austin a few weeks ago and during his press conference we asked about his position on the death penalty. You can also view the full video of his campaign rally here.
Thats the title of ABC News article about execution of Jeff Wood. Texas is scheduled to put a man to death this month even though he never killed anyone, in what apparently would be the first execution of its kind in more than a decade. Texas death row inmate Jeff Wood and his wife Kristin….read more
Fellow Abolitionists, Tonight, Texas again did the unthinkable—it ignored the international law that guarantees someone arrested in a foreign country the right to see a representative of their country or origin. And, not only did they thumb the nose at international law, but also at a treaty signed by the US and Honduras back in…read more
Thats the title of Bryan McCann’s article for the Socialist Worker about the execution of Jeff Wood. Bryan McCann of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty explains that Texas’ Law of Parties–under which defendants can be held responsible for murder just by being at the scene–is poised to take another life. August 5, 2008…read more
Clemency Petition for Jeff Wood to Texas Governor and Board of Pardons and Paroles – Upload a Document to Scribd Read this document on Scribd: Clemency Petition for Jeff Wood to Texas Governor and Board of Pardons and Paroles
As anti-death penalty activists, we can easily admit that it is very hard to beat the death penalty in Texas. But with the upcoming death penalty hearing in Annapolis, we might have a chance to beat the death penalty in Maryland. Click here to buy tickets!
The following video is from last Monday’s death penalty panel discussion at the Monkeywrench books in Austin. Visit Stop Executions blog for Mr. Foster’s statement that was read at the Save Jeff Wood rally in San Antonio on August 2, 2008.