Monthly Archives: March 10, 2010

Galveston Newspaper Renews Call for a Moratorium on Executions

The Galveston County Daily News is renewing its call for a moratorium on executions. What caused them to write again today about the need for a moratorium is because of the Houston judge who last week ruled that the death penalty process used in Texas is unconstitutional because innocent people can be executed. This is…read more

Crime Victims Equality Act in New Hampshire

By Renny Cushing Last year I sponsored legislation (House Bill 370) to prohibit discrimination against victims of crime based upon their position on the death penalty. The bill was inspired by my experience working with other survivors of homicide victims, including some who found they experienced a loss of standing and recognition of rights as…read more

More Details on Houston Judge Declaring Texas Death Penalty Unconstituional

“Based on the moratorium (on the death penalty) in Illinois, the Innocence Project and more than 200 people being exonerated nationwide, it can only be concluded that innocent people have been executed,” state District Judge Kevin Fine said. “It’s safe to assume we execute innocent people.” From the Houston Chronicle: A Houston judge on Thursday…read more

The Death Penalty is Dying

By Mike Farrel As president of the board of Death Penalty Focus, an abolition organization, I find myself discussing executions a lot. Whether to kill a person who commits a violent crime is a thorny question for some, I know, so I don’t mind talking about it. Thoughtful consideration of the subject is actually a…read more

Victims families speak out against the death penalty

The following is a Dallas Morning News guest blog post by MVFHR’s Susannah Sheffer about the 4th World Congress Against the Death Penalty. Robert Curley On October 1, 1997 my 10-year-old son Jeffrey was kidnapped and murdered from our neighborhood in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which is right outside Boston. One of the men who murdered him…read more