Monthly Archives: January 31, 2012

Former Death Row prisoner Tim McKinney has a new trial date – April 9, 2012

  The struggle to stop the execution of Troy Davis last fall showed the brutal reality of innocent, African-American men on death rows across this country. Now we face yet another urgent case: the time is now to stand with Tim McKinney. Tim McKinney is an innocent man who was on Tennessee’s death row for over a decade.  He is…read more

Execution Watch Jan. 26: Rodrigo Hernandez

Rodrigo Hernandez By Execution Watch After a hiatus of more than two months, Texas will gear up its death machine Thursday for the state killing of Rodrigo Hernandez. Execution Watch will provide live coverage and commentary on KPFT FM-Houston, starting at 6 p.m. Central Time. The show may be heard online at > Listen….read more

14 Arrested In Death Penalty Protest at Supreme Court

Inside, the Supreme Court was hearing arguments in a dusty federal tax case. Outside, police were arresting 14 death penalty protesters who unfurled a 30-foot wide banner with the message “STOP EXECUTIONS!” on the Court’s marble plaza. One by one this morning, the demonstrators were escorted or dragged away for violating the federal law (40…read more

Case for a Second Chance

The case for a second chanceSocialist WorkerJanuary 17, 2012 Marlene Martin of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty reports on the case of Robert Gattis–and what the fight to save him says about the criminal justice system. ROBERT GATTIS, who faces an execution date on Friday, January 20, has won the first pardons board…read more

Delaware News Journal: Pardons Board Is Right to Recommend Clemency

Today, for the first time in the paper’s history, the Delaware News Journal has published an editorial in support of clemency in a death penalty case. Delaware’s Board of Pardons has recommended that condemned prisoner Robert Gattis be allowed to live. The decision came this weekend in a thoughtful, judicious recommendation to the governor. Mr. Gattis was condemned to…read more

Civil Disobedience Planned to Mark 35th Anniversary of Executions At U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                                                         CONTACT: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                  SCOTT LANGLEY 16 January 2012                                                                                                      518-249-8094 (mobile)          Civil Disobedience Planned to Mark 35th Anniversary of ExecutionsAt U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC 9:45 am Wednesday – Press briefing at the United Methodist Building, Location: 100 Maryland Avenue, NE (next to U.S. Supreme Court) WASHINGTON —…read more

Coretta Scott King on the Death Penalty

Coretta Scott King, the widow of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., died in 2006 at the age of 78. She is remembered for many brave and selfless acts, including her steady opposition to capital punishment. The widow of one of the nation’s most famous murder victims frequently voiced her opposition to the…read more


The most significant death-penalty stories of 2011 have been named by Execution Watch, a news program on Pacifica Radio Network’s KPFT FM 90.1 that broadcasts and streams live whenever Texas puts a prisoner to death: 1.      Troy Davis is executed in Georgia despite lingering doubts about his guilt. The rush to execution was not as…read more