Reflections upon Pope Francis’s Decision that the Death Penalty is Wrong

September 16, 2018 at 11:35 am (Uncategorized)

The Death penalty is inadmissible: https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/dignity-death-penalty

 

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Richard Guerriero Explains Why New Hampshire Should Abolish the Death Penalty

September 13, 2018 at 10:43 am (Uncategorized)

The pragmatic arguments are valid but the moral argument will never go away: https://www.concordmonitor.com/Why-the-death-penalty-should-be-abolished-20064648

 

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Reflections from the Jury that got it Wrong

September 13, 2018 at 5:04 am (Uncategorized)

Interesting perspectives on 30 years in prison for an innocent man: https://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/article217880135.html

 

Henry McCollum sits stunned as applause rings out in a Robeson County courtroom in Lumberton, N.C. Tuesday, September 2, 2014 after a judge has declared McCollum and his brother Leon Brown innocent of a brutal rape murder for which they have spent 30 years in prison. The brothers were convicted of the 1983 rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl whose body was found in a soybean field near the tiny town of Red Springs. Behind him is I. Beverly Lake, Jr. founder of the Innocence Commission who were vital in the process to free the two men.

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Can Australia Do More to Oppose the Death Penalty

September 12, 2018 at 1:31 am (Uncategorized)

Interesting article: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-12/calls-for-australia-to-do-more-against-death-penalty/10221370

 

Mugshots of a man and a lady

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Ben Quilty at the Powerhouse this Friday

September 11, 2018 at 10:59 pm (Uncategorized)

Don’t miss Ben Quilty in Brisbane: https://brisbanepowerhouse.org/events/2018/09/14/ben-quilty-home/

Friday, 14 September 2018: 7 pm: you can book at this link: https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=BENQUILT18

 

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Mr Sisi’s Use of the Death Penalty

September 9, 2018 at 11:56 pm (Uncategorized)

Condemning protestors to death is the worst form of authoritarianism: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-09/egypt-sentences-75-to-death-over-2013-sit-in/10217810?pfmredir=sm

 

Pro-Morsi protesters

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The Terrible Tragedy of China’s Use of the Death Penalty

September 9, 2018 at 11:48 pm (Uncategorized)

This article brings home the horror and the lasting hurt: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-10/inside-chinas-capital-punishment-system/10214480?utm_source=sfmc&utm_medium=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=%5bnews_sfmc_newsmail_am_df_!n1%5d%3a8935&user_id=5b2ffa08f03425a05aff0a71803448967e7f88cd2a762fdc2a73d66d83100bf8&WT.tsrc=email&WT.mc_id=Email%7c%5bnews_sfmc_newsmail_am_df_!n1%5d%7c8935ABCNewsmail_topstories_articlelink

A woman, her face wet with tears, in a cemetery

This mother has grieved for 10 years for her executed son

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The View from the Next Cell: Involuntary Witness to State Sanctioned Murder

September 8, 2018 at 10:48 am (Uncategorized)

What it is like to be next door to the death cell: https://pen.org/execution-day-involuntary-witness-to-murder/

 

Michael Lambrix was executed Thursday in Florida for the 1983 killings of two people.

Michael Lambrix: the author

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Racist Jury Selection and Sabotage by Own Counsel

September 8, 2018 at 10:11 am (Uncategorized)

Will the appeals system prevent this racist induced injustice: https://theappeal.org/did-prosecutors-use-a-cheat-sheet-to-strike-black-jurors-in-north-carolina-death-penalty-case/

 

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A Free Market Argument Against the Death Penalty

September 8, 2018 at 10:03 am (Uncategorized)

Every which way you look, capital punishment is wrong: https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/opinion/article_be06c81c-aa12-11e8-a34d-e7e3c866cMarc_Hydenda9.html

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