Monthly Archives: July 31, 2011

David Dow: Death Penalty, Still Racist and Arbitrary

The New York Timesby David Dow LAST week was the 35th anniversary of the return of the American death penalty. It remains as racist and as random as ever. Several years after the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, a University of Iowa law professor, David C. Baldus (who died last month), along with two…read more

Execution Watch: Mark Stroman

 Mark Stroman in visiting area of death row. By Elizabeth Ann SteinProducer, Execution Watch Texas plans to execute Mark Stroman Wednesday in the death of an Indian-American man during a shooting spree following 9/11. Rais Bhuiyan has other ideas. Bhuiyan survived being shot in the face by Stroman and is suing state officials in an…read more

Execution Watch: Humberto Leal, Jr.

Humberto Leal, Jr., gets visit from anti-death penalty activist Germain Corbin. By Elizabeth SteinProducer, Execution Watch Texas plans to execute a man tomorrow who’s at the eye of an international political storm. Humberto Leal, Jr., wasn’t given consular access at his arrest, as guaranteed in the Vienna Treaty on Consular Relations. Gov. Rick Perry is…read more

Early Dallas Exoneree Randall Dale Adams died in Ohio Last Year

Randall Dale Adams in 2001 Calling for a Moratorium onExecutions in Texas. Early Dallas exoneree Randall Dale Adams died in Ohio last year. Jenna, an intern with the Texas Witness to Innocence was working with me on the case of  Randall Dale Adams last month and noticed that tributes.com has listed him as passed away…read more

NYT Editorial: The D.A. Stole His Life, Justices Took His Money

John Thompson speaking at Witness to Innocence’s 2011 Spring Empowerment Gathering in Richmon, VA. The New York Times recently featured an editorial about Witness to Innocence member John Thompson and how the Supreme Court ruled against awarding him $14 Million. In an important prosecutorial-misconduct case this term, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority threw out a…read more


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