Monthly Archives: April 17, 2009

Troy Davis loses appeal by 2-1 vote

Daily Report A federal appeals court late Thursday afternoon ruled against Troy Anthony Davis, whose claims of innocence have delayed his execution for killing a Savannah police officer in 1989. Judges Joel F. Dubina and Stanley Marcuswrote that Davis failed to meet the proceduralrequirements for filing a second habeas petition in federal court. Davis has…read more

Live From Death Row Tonight

LIVE CALL IN FROM JOHN BOOTH-EL – MARYLAND DEATH ROW PRISONER,AND FROM TIMOTHY MCKINNEY – TENNESSEE DEATH ROW PRISONER. UT Austin in UTC Room 3.122 at 7 pm. (On 21st just west of Speedway.) And featuring: Sandra Reed – Mother of Texas death row prisoner Rodney ReedKenneth Foster, Sr. – Father of Kenneth Foster, Jr.,…read more

Kinky Friedman for Governor?

Kinky Friedman announced that he is running for the Democratic nomination for governor of Texas in the 2010 primary election. One of the main issues in his campaign platform is the abolition of the death penalty. In 2005, while running for the governor of Texas as an independent candidate, he was approached by a group…read more

City of Georgetown settles Jimmy Fennell civil case

Catie Beck of the News8Austin reports: The City of Georgetown last week settled the last pending case against former Georgetown police officer Jimmy Lewis Fennell Jr. Fennell was sentenced to 10 years for charges that he sexually assaulted a woman in police custody. A civil case was filed almost immediately after his conviction against the…read more

Live From Death Row – UT Austin

AUSTIN TEXAS, APRIL 15, 2009 RALLY AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY AT UT! 12 NOON ON THE WEST MALL! AND IN THE EVENING… At UT Austin in UTC Rm. 3.122 at 7 pm. (On 21st just west of Speedway.) LIVE CALL IN FROM JOHN BOOTH-EL – MARYLAND DEATH ROW PRISONER, AND FROM TIMOTHY MCKINNEY – TENNESSEE…read more

Message from Hank Skinner, April 01, 2009

Hey y’all, I’m not sure whether this would be an actual New Hell Hole News or not. Mainly it’s just a reply to y’all’s comment on my New Hell Hole News #8 and 9. I was rather shocked and appalled by some of the things y’all have said. Let me set a few things straight….read more

GOP Chairman Call for Abolition

Washington, DC — Embattled Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele lashed out at GOP infighting Tuesday and urged the party faithful – some of whom have criticized his erratic statements – to be more like him: “unconventional, unpredictable … to do from time to time the unexpected.” At a fundraiser for the Anne Arundel…read more