Tomorrow, Saturday (7/29), the Austin chapter of Campaign to End the Death Penalty is holding a rally for justice on behalf of Rodney Reed, an innocent man on Texas’ Death Row. You’ve been hearing about his case now for several years: stories about him have appeard in the “Austin Chronicle“; two local filmmakers produced “State…read more
A television documentary team has pieced together details surrounding the case of a 16-year-old girl, executed two years ago in Iran. On 15 August, 2004, Atefah Sahaaleh was hanged in a public square in the Iranian city of Neka. Her death sentence was imposed for “crimes against chastity”. The state-run newspaper accused her of adultery…read more
STARVIN’ FOR JUSTICE 2006 – Texas The 1st Annual Fast & Vigil to Abolish the Death Penaltyat the Texas CapitolJuly 1st – July 2nd, 2006 The purpose of this event is to maintain a presence at the Texas Capitol between the dates of the anniversaries of when the death penalty was ruled unconstitutional in practice…read more
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday ordered his case back to Smith County for the trial court to consider whether he is mentally handicapped. There will be no execution vigil today in front of Governor’s mansion! According to Associated Press, “Bridgers would have been the 17th condemned prisoner to receive lethal injection this year…read more
Death Penalty Organizing Workshop presented by Campaign to End the Death Penalty and including a showing of the 12 minute film “A Voice from Death Row” produced this year by Austin filmmaker Nathan Christ. The film features Shugaa Graham speaking at a forum CEDP held at UT, as well as scenes from the “6th Annual…read more
According to Salt Lake Tribune, “– A dog thought to be dead from a lethal injection started to wake up after being put into the crematorium at the Ogden Animal Shelter. “ If you don’t believe me, you can read it for youreself in Salt Lake Tribune’s website!
Patrick Williams of DallasObserver published a story titled Does death row offer door prizes? about the growing support for a moratorium on execution and the news of new voices calling for a moratorium! Here is part of the story… That last one comes from the Texas Moratorium Network, a statewide anti-death penalty group that says…read more
Three major medical groups condemn most forms of participation in the execution process!source: PBS NOW with David BrancaccioAmerican Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)Doctors should not help put inmates to death by lethal injection, the president of the ASA wrote in a message to colleagues last month. “The legal system has painted itself into a corner and…read more