Monthly Archives: June 17, 2008

Headline: Stay the execution of Charles Dean Hood

Thats title of today’s Dallas Morning News editorial about Texas Court of Criminal Appeals’ ruling against a stay of execution for Charles Dean Hood. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals failed to uphold the integrity of the justice system yesterday by refusing to stay the execution of murderer Charles Dean Hood. There is no hint…read more

Report from the Texas Democratic Convention

by Barbara AcunaThe last two days have been a roller coaster ride for everyone at the TX State Democratic Convention with the Resolution to Abolish the Death Penalty in Texas. Sitting in the Resolutions Committee meeting, the anticipation of what was about to happen had us on the edge of our seats. Would we be…read more

The Barack Obama I know

By Jennifer Bishop Jenkins from Northfield, Illinois “I did not know Senator Barack Obama at all, but like many others here in Illinois became completely convinced about his leadership abilities after I had the opportunity to watch him deftly help guide our state through a crisis in our criminal justice system. I can say from…read more

Karl Chamberlain Executed in Texas

The Houston Chronicle is reporting that Texas has executed convicted killer Karl Eugene Chamberlain for the rape-slaying of a woman in Dallas 17 years ago, making him the first Texas prisoner in nearly nine months to be put to death in the nation’s most active death penalty state. Chamberlain, 37, died by injection Wednesday night…read more

Austinites Protest the Resumption of Texas Executions:

“STOP THE EXECUTION OF KARL CHAMBERLAIN” Austin, TX – June 10, 2008 – Members of the Campaign to END the Death Penalty and opponents of Capital Punishment will rally in downtown Austin Wednesday, June 11 to protest the execution of Karl Chamberlain and the resumption of executions in Texas after an eight-month hiatus. Demonstrators will…read more