Capital Punishment

A Personal Note From Debra Jean Milke

Today Debra sent this personal note to all followers of her case, and supporters in her effort to find justice:
“The growing amount of support is extremely heartwarming and it means a great deal to me to know that so many of you out there care about truth and justice. I am deeply touched by the efforts of everyone who are trying to shed light on this unspeakably unjust case. There simply aren’t adequate words to express to you all how grateful I am.

Justice scales cartoon

Court tosses death penalty in Arkansas

The Arkansas Supreme Court struck down the state’s execution law, calling it unconstitutional. In a split decision, the high court sided with 10 death row inmates who argued that, under Arkansas’ constitution, only the legislature can set execution policy.

Wrong man was executed in Texas

He was the spitting image of the killer, had the same first name and was near the scene of the crime at the fateful hour: Carlos DeLuna paid the ultimate price and was executed in place of someone else in Texas in 1989, a report out Tuesday found.

Lethal Injection

Connecticut abolishes death penalty

Capital punishment has been abolished in Connecticut, the 17th state to end executions. Gov. Dannel Malloy signed the legislation this afternoon, without a public ceremony, the Waterbury American-Republican reports from Hartford.

Protest march for Troy Davis

Remember Troy Davis, victim of a racist system

Death penalty cases show the reality of U.S. criminal ‘justice’ The story: A Black factory worker is charged with the 1989 murder of a white police officer in Georgia. Although no conclusive physical evidence ties him to the crime, he is convicted and sentenced to death. He continually proclaims his innocence.