Richard Bourke speaks with Paul Barclay about litigating against the Death Penalty

August 14, 2018 at 12:17 pm (Uncategorized)

Amazing Radio National Big Ideas interview: Richard Bourke has worked on death penalty cases in Louisiana for 16 years.
His conversation with Paul Barclay is shocking, stunning and, ultimately, inspiring.

Listen: you won’t regret it: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/lawyering-on-death-row/10119474

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Carrying out the death penalty: creating more victims

August 14, 2018 at 12:30 am (Uncategorized)

Frank Thompson was required, as chief correctional officer, to carry out the only two executions in the state of Oregon in the last 30 years.
Frank, now a vehement opponent of the death penalty, explains the extra dimension of harm, the impact on him and his staff in carrying out cold blooded murder on behalf of the State, caused by capital punishment: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/prx/criminal/e/55409576

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Hopeful Signs from Malaysia

July 21, 2018 at 3:30 am (Uncategorized)

Review into the Death Penalty announced by the home Ministry: https://www.malaymail.com/s/1647755/home-ministry-says-death-penalty-under-review-reprieve-for-17

Deputy Secretary General of the Home Ministry, Datuk Seri Nadzri Siron, speaks during the agenda workshop on Malaysia Accession to the United Nations Convention Against Torture, and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment of Punishment in Kuala Lumpur July 2, 2018. — Picture by Miera Zulyana

Deputy Secretary General of the Home Ministry, Datuk Seri Nadzri Siron, speaks during the agenda workshop on Malaysia Accession to the United Nations Convention Against Torture, and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment of Punishment in Kuala Lumpur July 2, 2018. — Picture by Miera Zulyana

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America’s Morbid Fascination with the Death Penalty

July 21, 2018 at 3:23 am (Uncategorized)

From death row in San Quentin: https://www.sfgate.com/opinion/article/America-s-morbid-fascination-with-the-death-13071436.php

In this July 31, 1983, file photo, Kevin Cooper, center, a suspect in connection with the slashing death of four people in Chino, is escorted to a car for transport to San Bernadino from Santa Barbara, Calif., after he was arrested by police at Santa Cruz Island. U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris says California's governor should allow advanced DNA testing that advocates say could exonerate the death row inmate. Photo: / Associated Press

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Tennessee intends to Execute a Man with Mental Illness

July 21, 2018 at 3:16 am (Uncategorized)

The weakness of SCOTUS’s ineffective precedent and inaction: https://theintercept.com/2018/07/15/death-penalty-mental-illness/

FILE - In this Aug 16, 2010, file photo, Billy Ray Irick, who is on death row for raping and killing a 7-year-old girl in 1985, appears in a Knoxville, Tenn., courtroom. The state Supreme Court on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, ruled that Irick's execution scheduled for Oct. 7 should be put on hold while a challenge to the state's lethal injection and electrocution procedures works its way through the courts. (AP Photo/The Knoxville News Sentinel, Michael Patrick, File)

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It’s time to get rid of the death penalty

July 19, 2018 at 5:04 am (Uncategorized)

Moving article by Texas legislator: https://www.tribtalk.org/2018/07/11/its-time-to-get-rid-of-the-death-penalty-in-texas/?utm_source=The+Appeal&utm_campaign=db15e8515e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_07_03_03_52_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_72df992d84-db15e8515e-58401451

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The Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama

July 19, 2018 at 4:53 am (Uncategorized)

This New Yorker article is a personal account of a visit to the new museum in Montgomery, Alabama, a memorial to everyone who was lynched in the United States: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/personal-history/a-visit-to-montgomerys-legacy-museum

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The Memorial in Montgomery

July 19, 2018 at 4:37 am (Uncategorized)

Amazing memorial to those who were lynched.

Amazing account of personal visit: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/personal-history/a-visit-to-montgomerys-legacy-museum

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Amazing Article

July 17, 2018 at 6:48 am (Uncategorized)

The criminal justice system (including the imposition of the death penalty) is far worse than one can imagine: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-op-0713-curtis-flowers-20180711-story.html

 

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New York Times Calls for End to Death Penalty

June 28, 2018 at 10:56 pm (Uncategorized)

Timely intervention: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/31/opinion/capital-punishment-death-penalty.html

 

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