Tag Archives: Death Penalty

Laura Lark and Otis Ike : Pictures at an Execution

Demonstrators protest the death penalty at the Huntsville Unit in Huntsville, Texas, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Kimberly McCarthy was put to death, the 500th execution by the State of Texas. Photo by Otis Ike / The Rag Blog. Pictures at … finish reading Laura Lark and Otis Ike : Pictures at an Execution

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : The Limbo of Death Row

Image below (inset): ‘Dominoes. Death Row, Texas,” 1979. Photo by Bruce Jackson from In This Timeless Time. Image from Prison Photography.‘In This Timeless Time’:The limbo of Death Row The life and surroundings can be summed up in the words of … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : The Limbo of Death Row

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Lamar W. Hankins : Documenting Flawed Forensics and the Willingham Execution

Scene from Joe Bailey Jr. and Steve Mims’s Incendiary: The Willingham Case. Image from Truly Indie.Rick Perry and the Texasdeath penalty smokescreen Incendiary: The Willingham Case, a documentary film. It is both riveting and sickening to watch how, in Texas, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Documenting Flawed Forensics and the Willingham Execution

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Lamar W. Hankins : The Death Penalty and the Question of ‘Actual Innocence’

Demonstrators carry pictures of Troy Davis, who was executed Sept. 21, 2011, in Jackson, GA. Image from Politics and Fashion.When government decides to kill:The death penalty and thequestion of actual innocence [The Supreme] Court has never held that the Constitution … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : The Death Penalty and the Question of ‘Actual Innocence’

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Playing with Fire : Perry Admits Medina Role in Winningham Execution

Fighting fire with fire: David Medina played role in execution:Perry’s counsel was cleared of arson charges By Glenn W. Smith / October 19, 2009 Dog Canyon’s Glenn W. Smith and Steve Hall of the StandDown Texas Project join Thorne Dreyer … finish reading Playing with Fire : Perry Admits Medina Role in Winningham Execution

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Death Penalty Probe : Perry Pressured Panel Chair

Fired commission chief Sam Bassett:Pressure from Perry on Willingham probe By Zachary Roth / October 13, 2009 It’s starting to look more and more like Texas governor Rick Perry orchestrated an effort to thwart a state probe into an arson … finish reading Death Penalty Probe : Perry Pressured Panel Chair

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Austin : 20 Men Exonerated by DNA call for Death Penalty Moratorium

Former Florida death row inmate Juan Melendez, left, greets former Texas death row inmate Clarence Brandley at a news conference Friday, Oct. 31, in Austin. Photo by Rudolfo gonzalez / Austin American-Statesman.‘The exonerated men, members of Witness to Innocence, want … finish reading Austin : 20 Men Exonerated by DNA call for Death Penalty Moratorium

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Our Future: Way More Killing Than Is Necessary

“What Do You See in Your Future?”The Unnecessary Execution of Jose Ernesto MedellinBy Greg Moses / August 6, 2008 If at 9:59 pm Central Time on Tuesday night you were refreshing your browser to “sort by date” the latest news … finish reading Our Future: Way More Killing Than Is Necessary

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Death Row and ‘The Rat Trap’

Levon Jones was freed from North Carolina’s death row in May after a paid informant recanted her testimony.Death row exonerations expose failings of the ‘snitch system’By Christopher Moraff Since 1973, 129 innocent people were released from death row — more … finish reading Death Row and ‘The Rat Trap’

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World Court Urges US to Stay Five Executions

World Court judges on June 19 heard arguments in the case involving Mexican citizens on death row in the United States. Photo by Peter Dejong / AP.Mexico had appealed to U.N. body on behalf of citizens on Texas death row.July … finish reading World Court Urges US to Stay Five Executions

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More Wrongful Convictions : The Justice Project

New DNA tests “do not support the current conviction” of Texas Death Row inmate Michael Blair (pictured), who was condemned in the 1993 slaying of 7-year-old Ashley Estell, a high-profile case that led to the creation of tough sex-offender laws, … finish reading More Wrongful Convictions : The Justice Project

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Rev. Carroll Pickett Discusses Texas’ Death Row, Opposition to the Death Penalty

Rev. Carroll Pickett at “The Walls,” Huntsville, TexasChaplain Discusses ‘Death House’ MinistryReverend Carroll Pickett was the death-house chaplain at the Walls prison unit in Huntsville, Texas for 13 years. During his tenure, he ministered to 95 inmates executed by lethal … finish reading Rev. Carroll Pickett Discusses Texas’ Death Row, Opposition to the Death Penalty

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