Monthly Archives: February 28, 2011

Execution Watch: Timothy Adams

RADIO PROGRAM PREVIEW   EXECUTION WATCHFeb. 22, 2011, Tuesday, 6-7 PM CT Listen in Houston: KPFT 90.1 FM LIsten worldwide: > “Listen,” or > HD1 TEXAS PLANS TO EXECUTE:   TIMOTHY ADAMS, 42, condemned in the 2002 shooting death of his infant son in Houston following a standoff with police after his wife threatened to divorce him. A jury…read more

February 22, 2011 is "Texas for Illinois Day" to Repeal the Death Penalty!

Call Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and urge him to sign the bill to end the death penalty.Chicago Office: 312-814-2121. Springfield Office: 217-782-0244 Texans are planning to help convince Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to abolish the death penalty in Illinois. On Tuesday, February 22, 2011, Texans will be calling the Governor of Illinois to urge him…read more

Death Penalty Focus: Student Essay Contest

2nd Annual Essay Contest Sponsored by THE INLAND VALLEY CHAPTER of Death Penalty Focus Execute Justice, Not PeopleWhy California Must Find an Alternative to the Death Penalty “In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.” -Thurgood Marshall The Fine Print… 1. You must be a Middle School, High School,…read more

Rob Will: Egypt and Life on Death-Row

                                “All art worthy of the name is a reminder, in one way                                or another, that to be true to ourselves, we must transcend                                our human nature. The traditional painter thus depicts                                the face of a man with human features subtly but distinctly                                transfigured; and in a parallel way, at the hands of a                                traditional…read more

Execution Watch: Texas Budget Crisis Won't Stop Executions

By Elizabeth Stein Producer, Execution Watch Texas is contemplating slashing vital services to its most vulnerable citizens to close a budget gap estimated at up to $27 billion, but it still plans to go through Tuesday with an execution that represents an expenditure of $2.3 million above what it would have cost to imprison Michael Wayne Hall…read more

NAACP LDF Joins Mumia Abu-Jamal Defense Team

A “Free Mumia” protester outside the NAACP’s 2009 convention(Photo: Bud Korotzer / NLN) The following is the press release issued by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund: 2/07/11 Related Case or Issue:  Abu-Jamal v. Beard LDF Joins Mumia Abu-Jamal Defense Team (New York, NY) –On January 28, 2011, Mumia Abu-Jamal retained the NAACP Legal Defense and…read more

Grievance Filed Against Sharon Keller with State Bar of Texas

From the San Antonio Express-News: A civil rights group is asking the state to revoke the law license of a judge who has been a lightning rod in debates over the death penalty.The Austin-based Texas Civil Rights Project filed a grievance Wednesday with the State Bar of Texas against Justice Sharon Keller, the presiding judge of the Court…read more

New Hell Hole News #27

Sunday January 30th, 2011 Hey y’all. Well, we had oral arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court on October 13th, 2010. So one way or another we’re making history, here. When I sat down and figured out how to file this civil rights suit against D.A. Switzer (and, let me say right here too, I did not do all the figuring; my…read more