Monthly Archives: August 12, 2006

mtvU Spring Break 06'

MTV feaure of the 2006 Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break. Audrey Lamm: Audry is a senior at the University of Oregon. When Audrey was two years old her mother and her mothers friend were murdered in Nebraska, and Audrey was in the building when the killing took place. The killer was apprehended, tried, convicted and…read more

Breaking News: Indonesia executions put on hold

Indonesian officials have delayed the execution of three Christians sentenced to death for attacking Muslims. The three were due to executed by firing squad early on Saturday, but were given a last-minute reprieve after an appeal by Pope Benedict XVI. They were sentenced for inciting attacks during religious rioting in Central Sulawesi in 2000. read…read more

John Hallinan: Death penalty forecloses our chances to be human

By John Hallinan The Capitol Times A decade ago my sister Claire and her husband Bernie died in a hotel fire. Their three sons were with them, but managed to survive. Two others also died in the fire. This tragedy brought more grief and despair on our families than I would have thought bearable. Five…read more

Quote of the day!

“The major public housing project in this country is building prison cells.” — Ralph Nader

Breaking News: Execution date set for Hasan Shakur

Hasan Shakur (aka Derrick Frazier)Execution date set for August 31, 2006 On June 28, 2006, the Court of Criminal Appeals dismissed Hasan Shakur’s claims concerning juror misconduct. Because of this denial a new execution date has been set for August 31, 2006. The court did not believe that the statement from a witness, ‘saying she…read more

Death Penalty: 20,000 on death row across the world

In a new report on the use of the death penalty, Amnesty International has revealed that there are over 20,000 people on death row across the world waiting to be killed by their own governments. In its latest annual analysis on the use of the death penalty worldwide, Amnesty International also disclosed that at least…read more

STOP THE EXECUTION OF JUSTIN FULLER

STOP THE EXECUTION OF JUSTIN FULLER: A MOCKERY OF DUE PROCESS! Justin Fuller has been on Texas death row since 1998. He was convicted with two other suspects in the murder of Donald Whittington in Tyler, Texas in 1997. Justin has always maintained that he innocent of shooting Mr. Whittington. However, the biggest tragedy in…read more

Justice for All? Death Penalty Art Show

The following artists were selected by the jury for the exhibition at Gallery Lombardi. Many of the artists have recorded audio statements, which you can listen at deathpenaltyartshow.org If a piece of art has a price listed and you are interested in purchasing the artwork, please contact the artist directly.

San Antonio Express-News editorials

Editorial: Innocence commission needed for Texas justice State lawmakers should give serious consideration to creating an innocence commission when they convene in January … State Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, twice has unsuccessfully attempted to get legislation on an innocence commission passed. The bills met with heavy political resistance and never made it out of committee…read more

Facebook group and prizes!

We are planning to double the members of our facebook group by end of August. Therefore we are giving away a prize named after Patrick Williams. The grand prize is one new iPod loaded with anti-death penalty music. Other awards include anti-death penalty T-shirts, DVDs, bumper stickers, books and etc. Patrick Williams is the successful…read more