Posts Categorized: Bob Ray Sanders

Bob Ray Sanders on the 200th Execution Under Rick Perry

Bob Ray Sanders devotes his Sunday column to the 200th execution under Governor Rick Perry. Here are a few excerpts: Last Tuesday, as the state of Texas prepared to execute Terry Lee Hankins, people gathered in several U.S. cities and on two continents to mark a milestone in Rick Perry’s tenure as governor. Hankins, by…read more

Sanders: Another troubling Dallas case

Thats the title of Bob Ray Sander’s column in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram against the execution of Carlton Akee Turner. The case of Carlton Akee Turner, who is scheduled for the Texas death chamber Thursday evening, presents the state and its noble citizens a whole set of conundrums: What really should be done with troubled…read more

Things to remember about executions

Thats title of Bob Ray Sander’s great column on Fort Worth Star-Telegram about Court of Criminal Appeals, Judge Sharon Keller. Remember the names Michael Richard and Carlton Turner. One is dead; one is alive. Both had been given the death penalty in Texas and were scheduled to die within two days of each other last…read more

'I shouldn't have to abandon my humanity, my dignity'

Thats the title of Bob Ray Sander’s second column in Fort Worth Star-Telegram. What started with a group of dedicated activists and a rally in Austin is growing into a national movement as mainstream media picks up his case and local editorial boards take stands. The Board of Pardons and Parole is definitely taking notice…read more

An appointment with death despite the evidence

Thats the title of an opinion piece by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writer, Bob Ray Sanders against the execution of Kenneth Foster. Another trip to Death Row. Another man scheduled to die on the gurney in Texas’ infamous killing chamber. Another human being who does not deserve this tragic fate. And another case that speaks…read more