Justice system fails on many fronts

By Gerald Kogan, Special to the Times Published Monday, June 30, 2008 In April, the U.S. Supreme Court found that the method of lethal injection utilized by Florida, among other states, does not violate the Constitution’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. That should not be the end of the conversation. Reasonable men and women …

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CALL TO ACTION!

Subject: TAKE ACTION: CONTINUE THE TIME-OUT ON EXECUTIONS! *Please forward and post widely* Dear friends, Late last year, executions in Florida were put on hold because of the flawed process of lethal injection.  Now that a government commission has reviewed the lethal injection process (www.fadp.org, Governor’s Commission on the Administrationof Lethal Injection Releases Report),

RESPONSE TO THE FINAL REPORT OF THE GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON THE ADMINISTRATION OF LETHAL INJECTION

March 5, 2007 Tallahassee Citizens Against the Death Penalty Contact:  Walter Moore, Chair (850) 877-1609;  wl_moore@comcast.net RESPONSE TO THE FINAL REPORT OF THE GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON THE               ADMINISTRATION OF LETHAL INJECTION The more information our citizens have about the actual administration of the death penalty, the less comfortable they will be with …

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Report: State’s killings flawed Recommendations include training for executioners and a review of drugs used.

By Linda Kleindienst The Orlando Sentinel Friday, March 2, 2007 TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s executioners need better training, and the mix of chemicals now used in lethal injections should be re-evaluated, a commission charged with reviewing a botched December execution said in a report released Thursday.

As Mark Elliott has pointed out, this is not about what the prisoner has done but about what we do.

On Monday, February 19, the Governor’s Commission on the Administration of Lethal Injection heard testimony from the medical professional who oversaw the execution of Angel Diaz. I invite you to listen to a portion of his testimony, as recorded by one of the reporters present at the meeting. Go to www.fadp.org and click on the …

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