STARVIN' FOR JUSTICE 2007

The 14th Annual Fast & Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty
at the U.S. Supreme Court
June 29th – July 2nd, 2007

A four day vigil maintaining a presence at SCOTUS, the Supreme Court Of The United States. Some of the participants fast during this time, but fasting is not required. We encounter thousands of visitors to the Court and share our message that no matter how you slice it, the death penalty is BAD PUBLIC POLICY. Much of the time is spent talking to individuals and creating visibilty. Several larger events are held at key times during the event to highlight specific concerns, with a series of speakers each evening to educate, enlighten and entertain…

Among the confirmed Evening Program speakers for 2007 are the following. You never know who might show up… Each evening will feature full-length talks plus Q&A with between two and four speakers, including people with direct experience and also movement activists and professionals.

CLICK HERE to see the schedule of who is speaking when!

And other Death Row Family Members and Murder Victim Family Members….

About the Author

Hooman Hedayati

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Anonymous

DEATH PENALTY ISSUED FOR COMMERCE CODE OFFICER SLAYING

Dallas, Texas – June 26, 2007 – Today, a Hunt-county jury sentenced 24-year-old Adam Kelly Ward to death for the June 13, 2005 killing of Michael “Pee-Wee” Walker.

The jury found the defendant, Ward, guilty of capital murder on June 15, 2007. The jury heard one week of testimony before rendering its death sentence. Hunt county Assistant District Attorney Steve Tittle prosecuted, along with Assistant District Attorney Keli Aiken.

In closing arguments, Tittle told the jury, “Adam Kelly Ward’s violent background makes him a future danger. He has hit, kicked, bit, cut, and stabbed others. Now he has committed murder.”

Ward shot and killed Walker, a code enforcement officer in Commerce, Tex., as he took photographs of the defendant’s home after issuing a code violation notice. Ward shot Walker between seven and nine times with a .45 caliber handgun. The crime was a capital murder because Ward murdered a public servant.

The jury of eight men and four women deliberated for six hours before pronouncing the death sentence. Tittle tried the case in Greenville, Tex., located 45 miles northeast of Dallas. Defense attorneys Dennis Davis and Jay Burnett argued for life imprisonment.

Currently there are 380 Texas inmates on death row. Texas leads the nation in the number of executions since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. Texas’ liberal use of the death penalty is the subject of intense United States Supreme Court scrutiny.

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Anonymous

He left two young children orphans he needs to be kept far away from others forever.

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Anonymous

I was assigned to guard Ward during his trial. He never showed ANY remorse for his actions. He is where he belongs. Those two children deserved to have a daddy while they grew up. Ward took that away from them. No mercy here. Hate me if you want to. Makes me no difference. I'd expect nothing less from bleeding heart liberals.

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Marta

Poor kid…sentenced to death because he was being harassed by a self important dick who was rude, arrogant and an all around jackass

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Anonymous

I am not sure why Anon would find it necessary to take a shot at "bleeding heart liberals". It is my understanding that the Ward's are a conservative family who collected guns. Most progressives do believe in the death penalty and many conservatives do not. Usually the same group that doesn't believe in abortion would not believe in the death penalty.
So your name calling seems to just a rant who has a issue with anyone who is different or believes different than you.

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Anonymous

Ralph competently turned his son into his own killing machine…Munchausen's would be an apt diagnosis, causing great harm to Adam his entire life through psychological manipulation, creating the outcomes for the public attention that so-called "Dr." Ward so desperately craved. Ralph was , and still is, a loser who never did anything constructive in his life, having to make his son provide him his 15 minutes of fame. Disgusting. Ralph should have been charged as an accomplice.

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Anonymous

Marta – really? What a stupid comment. How about the poor kids left without a father? I think I know who the jackass is!

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