Monthly Archives: February 9, 2009

Timothy Cole Exonerated of 1985 Rape

Last week Judge Charlie Baird exonerated Timothy Cole of the 1985 Lubbock rape that sent him to prison. But sadly he was not present during the court hearing to celebrate his exoneration. Because he died in prison 10 years ago. This is the first posthumous exoneration in Texas. Steven Kreytak of Austin American-Statesman reports In…read more

The Eye & Tooth Project

With support from Amnesty International–Houston / Local Group #23 And performance space offered by Rude Mechs and The Off Center How can citizens lobby more effectively for abolition of the death penalty in Texas? How can we hone our ability to dialogue with multiple audiences on the injustice of capital punishment, particularly when others disagree…read more

About to be killed by the state of Georgia

Indie rock group State Radio has joined forces with Amnesty International to produce a short, hard-hitting animated Web video about the plight of death row inmate Troy Davis. Davis has been on death row for 18 years and has received three stays of execution, twice coming within 24 hours of his death, despite a strong…read more

Register for Lobby Day Against the Death Penalty

Tuesday March 24, 2009Texas State Capitol11th and CongressAustin, Texas Fill out the form to register for Lobby Day!Every Texas legislative session since 2003, the anti-death penalty community in Texas has rallied at the Texas capitol to lobby legislators to end the death penalty. The picture above is from Lobby Day 2007. In 2009, there have…read more

Execution Watch: Live coverage of David Martinez’s Execution

“Shining a Spotlight on Texas’s Badge of Shame Through Live Coverage of Executions.” EXECUTION WATCHFeb. 4, 2009, 6:00–7:00 p.m. Central TimeKPFT 90.1 FM, HD-2, HoustonINTERNET: At 6 p.m. CT go to www.executionwatch.org, click on “Listen” *** If the execution is canceled, we’ll cancel the show. But only then. *** SCHEDULED FOR EXECUTION: DAVID MARTINEZ Texas…read more

SADP seeks nominations for the Youth Abolitionist of the Year Award

Students Against the Death Penalty is accepting nominations for the 2009 Youth Abolitionist of the Year Award. The Award is presented each year to a young person (or persons under the age of 25) with a deep commitment to fighting the death penalty and a proven ability to transform this commitment into effective action. The…read more

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