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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On Death Row in Pakistan

June 22, 2018 at 1:00 am (Uncategorized)

The terrible story of a young man who has been on death row for 18 years in Pakistan: https://dailytimes.com.pk/255666/the-life-of-a-condemned-prisoner/

The President should act to commute the sentence that was imposed for a crime committed when the young man was a child.

And should then release him: sign the mercy petition: https://www.change.org/p/president-of-pakistan-save-muhammad-iqbal-from-gallows.

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Amazing article: why Virginia’s former executioner works for repeal

June 12, 2018 at 12:00 am (Uncategorized)

Amazing article: why Virginia’s former executioner works for repeal: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/21/death-penalty-former-executioner-jerry-givens and amazing webinar: https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238473655/ebfd864efa.

Lethal injection, death penalty, Pancuronium

 

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