Posts Categorized: murder victim families

NYT Editorial: Co-Victims Against the Death Penalty

The following is last Friday’s NYT editorial in support of the death penalty abolition in Connecticut. As the country has increasingly turned against capital punishment as barbaric and horrifyingly prone to legal abuses, defenders are pointing to the emotional needs of the families of murder victims — “co-victims” to those who study crime — as…read more

Gripping Testimony of a Wife at Husband's Execution

To all of us who knew and loved Bro. Abdullah Tanzel Hameen, may Peace be upon that beautiful Bro.!  Among many other accomplishments, Hameen built an organization, BLAC (Because Love Allows Compassion) and did outreach from behind the walls on behalf of prisoner’s rights, working tirelessly to try and make them and their family’s lives…read more

Statement of Ron Carlson to the Ertman and Pena families

To the Ertman and Pena families: I can’t say that I know how you feel concerning the loss of your loved ones Jennifer Ertman and Elizabeth Pena. The images of those two beautiful girls will forever be in my mind as well as the horrifying act of their demise. What I can say is that…read more

National Crime Victims' Rights Week

This is taken from EJUSA’s weekly newsletter about the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. 4.16.08 Greetings! This week is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. For me, it’s a powerful reminder of one of the most important (and often overlooked) reasons to support a moratorium on executions. When crime rips the fabric of a community, one…read more

For Victims, Against the Death Penalty

Also posted on MVFHR’s blog At a ceremony on the campus of Virginia Tech today, a group called the National Coalition of Victims in Action is presenting “A Resolution in Support of the Victims and Families at Virginia Tech” to members of the college community, including the college president and the families of those who…read more

George White at Texas Capitol

In the following days I will post a series of videos that includes speeches given by exonerated death-row inmates, murder victim family members, public officials and anti-death penalty activists. The following is a short video of George White talking during the Lobby day of 2007 Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break in Ausin, Texas. This October…read more

Creating More Victims: How Executions Hurt the Families Left Behind

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty has started a ten-part series based on the groundbreaking report, Creating More Victims: How Executions Hurt the Families Left Behind. This series was prepared with the assistance of Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights and is running in conjunction with the holiday season. You can read the first…read more