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Texas wakes up to student spring breakers

During the past spring break season, students from high schools and colleges came to Austin March 13-17 for a week of activism andeducation against the death penalty as part of the 2006 Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break. The students were not only fromTexas, but from several other states, including as far away as Oregon and…read more

Students fast in death penalty protest – The Daily Texan

Anniversary of 1976 Supreme Court decision reinstating capital punishment brings students, activists together to speak out, educate public 7/3/06 By Behnaz Abolmaali A small group of anti-death penalty activists convened at the front of the state Capitol Saturday for a day of fasting in observance of the 30th anniversary of the reinstatement of capital punishment…read more

Starvin' For Justice 2006 — Texas Capitol

Robert Hoelscher, Murder Victim Families for Reconciliation Robert Hoelscher’s father, a convenience store manager, was murdered during a robbery in 1961 when Robert was seven years old. Just two days after the murder, Robert’s mother called the parents of the offender, a 17 year-old teenager with mental health problems. The offender’s father was the real…read more

1st Annual fast and vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty in Texas

If you want to join us on July 1st- July 2nd in front of the Texas Capitol please register online. Free community housing at the First United Methodist Church DEATH ROW INMATES and FAMILY Members TO PARTICPATE IN THE 13TH ANNUAL FAST AND VIGIL in Washington, DC, AND THE 1ST ANNUAL FAST AND VIGIL IN…read more

Quote of the day! Kansas v. Marsh , No. 04-1170

Justice David H. Souter, said the majority opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas, undermined efforts to eliminate “freakish capital sentencing.” “freakish capital sentencing”

Press Release

For immediate release: June 25, 2006 Contact: Delia Perez Meyer, (512)444-5366Scott Cobb, President, Texas Moratorium Network (512) 689-1544Hooman Hedayati, President, Texas Students Against the Death Penalty(210) 601-7231 Evidence of Possible Execution of Innocent Man in Carlos De Luna Case Uncovered by an Investigation Conducted by The Chicago Tribune Warrants Halt to Tuesday’s Execution of “Railroad…read more

On Carlos Deluna!

The thought of executing an innocent person is perhaps our criminaljustice system’s worst nightmare. People are wrongfully convicted andsent to prison all too often. These mistakes, however, can be corrected. But with the death penalty, there is no instant replay or “do-overs.”We cannot un-execute someone. Therefore, it was indeed disturbing to readrecent media reports strongly…read more

Did this man die…for this man's crime?

On Dec 7, 1989, Carlos De Luna was executed in Texas for a murder in Corpus Christi. But a Chicago Tribune investigation has uncovered evidence he was not the killer: According to NBC Nightline there were no finger prints or any physical evidence at thecrime scene and Carlos DeLuna was executed based on a false…read more

Important news likely to break over the weekend by Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune is planning to break a big story about an execution (innocence?) in Texas over the weekend. We don’t know the details yet. This news story is likely to increase the criticism of the death penalty system in Texas and will give us more reason to ask for an end to the death penalty…read more