Monthly Archives: January 21, 2009

2 Days Left to Join In Time to Help Us Help Some Death Row Families

With just five minutes of your time, you can help us win a contest that would allow us to help some families of people on death row, as well as fight the death penalty. Please help, so we can help some families of people on death row. the “Abolish the Death Penalty Project” on…read more

Campus Progress Southern Regional Conference

Atlanta, Georgia Friday, February 6, 2009 – Sunday, February 8, 2009 Campus Progress is hosting our first ever Southern Regional Conference at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia from February 6-8, 2009! In addition to our summer national conference held each year in Washington, DC, we are adding an annual regional conference for both journalists and…read more

Execution Watch Jan 22 – Frank Moore

Wednesday’s show on the execution in Huntsville, Texas, of Frank Moore is still scheduled. The next day, Thursday, we will cover the second execution in as many days, that of REGINALD PERKINS. Details below. Spread the word. *** *** *** *** *** “Shining a Spotlight on Texas’s Badge of Shame Through Live Coverage of Executions.”…read more

World Court Says US Defied Order in Death Row Case

Associated Press is reporting that the International Court of Justice has ruled that the United States defied it’s order last year, when Texas executed Jose Medellin, a Mexican national. The U.N.’s highest court said the U.S. is still obliged to review the cases of about 50 other Mexicans on death row because they were denied…read more

Letter to Board of Pardons and Paroles regarding Frank Moore

Below is a letter sent to us by Frank Moore’s wife, Danielle. She asks that interested people copy it, make your own modifications to express your own ideas in your own words and mail it or fax your letter to the Board of Pardons and Paroles. Rissie OwensPresiding Officer, Board of Pardons and ParolesExecutive Clemency…read more

Re: Texas death row inmate pulls out eye, eats it

The following is the letter to the editor by Stefanie Collins of Austin CEDP about Andre Thomas, the death row inmate who recently pulled out his remaining eye. I have corresponded with Andre Thomas, the young man on Texas’ death row who recently tore out his remaining eye, for over a year. The trial record…read more

CCA denies another appeal by Rodney Reed

Chuck Lindell of Austin-American Statesman is reporting that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has denied a request for new trial by Rodney Reed. The state’s highest criminal court today refused to grant a new trial to Rodney Reed, sentenced to death a decade ago in the Bastrop County murder and sexual assault of Stacey…read more

When local governments have to pay for wrongful convictions

Scott Cobb of TMN mentions the 2003 case where the Austin City Council settled lawsuits for more than 14 million dollars in the cases of two men wrongfully convicted of murder. According to Cobb, If Texas city councils do not start considering the broken death penalty system a matter for local governments, then more and…read more

AP: Death row inmate pulls out eye, eats it

Associated Press is reporting that Andre Thomas, a Texas death row inmate pulled out his only good eye and told officers he ate it. He had already pulled out his other eye in 2004 while awaiting trial in Sherman. He was ruled competent to stand trial. This is a disturbing case of Texas’ incompetence in…read more