Monthly Archives: October 16, 2010

Texas Book Festival: Witness to an Execution

Witness to an Execution: Capital Punishment in America with Thomas Cahill, David R. Dow, and Robert K. Elder Date: Saturday, October 16, 2010Time: 4:00 – 5:00Location: C-SPAN/Book TV Tent As the state well-known for executing the most number of prisoners, Texas is a natural for a penetrating look at capital punishment. The writers on this…read more

Host a Viewing Party and Watch World Premiere of Documentary about Todd Willingham "Death by Fire" Oct 19

Watch the documentary “Death by Fire” on air and online beginning Tuesday, October 19th at 9 pm on PBS (check local listings) and at: You can also hold a viewing party with your friends to watch together. Contact Texas Moratorium Network for some ideas on organizing a viewing party (512-961-6389). You might see some photos…read more

International Commission Against the Death Penalty launched in Madrid

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson is one of ten Commissioners named in advance of World Day Against the Death Penalty to a new International Commission Against the Death Penalty. It has a goal of Global Moratorium by 2015. Congratulations to Prime Minister Zapatero, Governor Richardson, and the new Commission. Abolition of the Death Penalty –…read more

Here Are Some Important Upcoming Dates Concerning the Texas Death Penalty

October 6-7 — Judge Charlie Baird to convene a Court of Inquiry in case of Cameron Todd Willingham to determine if Texas wrongfully convicted and executed an innocent person. Before October 8 — The three-judge all-Republican review panel is expected to announce its decision in appeal of Judge Sharon Keller, who was given a “Public…read more