It was a perfect weather day at the Texas Capitol in Austin Oct. 22, for hundreds who participated in the 23rd Annual Texas March and Rally to Abolish the Death Penalty – against the racist anti-poor punishment.
Tag: Capital Punishment
The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a case this term that will impact whether the state of Texas executes Rodney Reed for capital murder – even though it appears another man confessed to the crime.
A look at the 194 inmates currently on Texas’ death row. Texas, which reinstated the death penalty in 1976. Since 1977, lethal injection has been the method for executing criminals sentenced to death.
After decades of political and legal struggle, Mumia’s death sentence was finally overturned. However, he remains ‘incarcerated in Pennsylvania’s hellholes called prisons’ say his family and worldwide supporters.
Attorneys for imprisoned journalist and Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal filed a petition for a Post-Conviction Relief Appeal, based on evidence found in six case file boxes they were able to review in January 2019.
Sister Helen Prejean is known worldwide for her opposition to the death penalty. She’s worked to increase national dialogue on capital punishment and shape the Catholic Church’s vigorous opposition to execution.
The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Oct. 26 denied Mumia Abu-Jamal’s appeals, filed by Pennsylvania Common Pleas Court Judge Leon Tucker, awarding Abu-Jamal the right to reopen his appeals.
The 19th World Day Against the Death Penalty is an excellent opportunity to publicly oppose the use of this inhumane punishment and to support those who are fighting for its abolition all over the world.