Death Penalty, Still Racist and Arbitrary

Op-Ed Contributor, New York Times By DAVID R. DOW Published: July 8, 2011, Houston LAST week was the 35th anniversary of the return of the American death penalty. It remains as racist and as random as ever. Several years after the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, a University of Iowa law professor, David C. …

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Commission on Capital Cases gets put to sleep ….

  By Raoul G. Cantero & Mark R. Schlakman | Special to the Sentinel 12:00 a.m. EDT, May 27, 2011 A commission established by the Florida Legislature almost 15 years ago to monitor the administration of justice in death penalty post-conviction proceedings has itself been sentenced to death. The unintended consequences may be significant. The …

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Death Penalty Information Center report

On December 21, the Death Penalty Information Center released its latest report, “The Death Penalty in 2010: Year End Report,” on statistics and trends in capital punishment in the past year.  The report noted there was a 12% decrease in executions in 2010 compared to 2009 and a more than 50% drop compared to 1999. …

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Bad news …..

Breaking News Alert The New York Times Wednesday, April 16, 2008 — 10:24 AM ET —– Supreme Court Allows Lethal Injection for Exection The Supreme Court Wednesday rejected a challenge to the lethal three-drug cocktail used in most U.S. executions during the past 30 years. Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/?emc=na  

News Update: Hill/Muhammad Execution

From: Mark Elliott, Spokesperson, FADP – Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty c/p (727) 215-9646 Fax (727) 397-6245 mark@fadp.org Friends, Important news about the ClarenceHill/Razzaq Muhammad execution. The vigil at Raiford last night was attended by over 50 concerned Floridians from diverse religious, ethnic and racial backgrounds…united in their opposition to the Death Penalty. …

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