Monthly Archives: March 17, 2010

Alternative Spring Break: Lessons in activism

This is the second in a series of blog post by James Tate, a student at the University of Texas at Dallas, for the Dallas Morning News. After finishing his undergraduate degree, he plans to attend law school and pursue a career in international humanitarian law. He also volunteers for the Innocence Project. His e-mail…read more

Wednesday's Schedule for Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break

Below is the schedule of events for the second day of the 2010 Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break, Wednesday, March 17. You may come to all the events or just individual sessions. Everyone is welcome. You do not need to register, just show up for the events. It is all free. It starts at noon…read more

Alternative Spring Break: The issue becomes personal

This blog post is written by James Tate, a student at the University of Texas at Dallas, for the Dallas Morning News. After finishing his undergraduate degree, he plans to attend law school and pursue a career in international humanitarian law. He also volunteers for the Innocence Project. His e-mail address is waylontate@gmail.com. I am…read more

Tuesday's Schedule at Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break

Below is the schedule of events for the second day of the 2010 Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break, Tuesday, March 16. You may come to all the events or just individual sessions. Everyone is welcome. You do not need to register, just show up for the events. It is all free. It starts at noon…read more

Austin Chronicle Recommended Event: Anti Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break

 ANTI-DEATH PENALTY ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK Open to students and nonstudents alike, this weeklong program shows you what it takes to be an activist. You’ll attend workshops, write press releases, speak in public, and more, as well as meet former prisoners who spent time on death row, family members of murder victims, and many others. Register online. Mon.-Fri.,…read more

The Daily Texan on Judge Fine: Bad Judgement

The following is Bobby Cervantes’s piece for the Daily Texan Editorial Board. When Judge Kevin Fine, a state judge in Houston, ruled last week that the death penalty in Texas was unconstitutional, the blowback from the state‚Äôs conservative brass was swift. Statements from Gov. Rick Perry, Attorney General Greg Abbot and a slew of other…read more

Sam Milsap: DNA testing works, but not if we fail to utilize it

Former Bexar County DA, Sam Milsap’s has published the following Op-Ed in the Houston Chronicle. He is asking state of Texas to test the DNA evidence that “could remove the uncertainty about Skinner’s guilt.” Last week, Gov. Rick Perry granted the state’s first posthumous pardon to a man who was innocent of a crime for…read more


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