FADP to Rome for “Cities for Life, Cities Against the Death Penalty”

Thank you Community of Sant’Egidio and Cities for Life, Cities Against the Death Penalty campaign for making this possible. To find out more about the Community of Sant’Egidio “No Death Penalty” campaign, please go to: http://nodeathpenalty.santegidio.org The following is from the Media Advisory: FADP in Rome for “Cities For Life, Cities Against the Death Penalty”…

Death Warrant! Shane Kormondy – Jan. 15

Gov. Scott has ordered the “People of the State of Florida” to kill Johnny Shane Kormondy on Thursday, January 15 at 6pm ET. Kormondy was sentenced to death for the killing of Gary McAdams of Pensacola 21 years ago. This would be the 21st execution of a well-secured, captive prisoner ordered by Richard Lynn Scott.…

3 Exonerations in Ohio…after 39 years

This week in Ohio, three men who were sentenced to death 39 years ago were exonerated. All charges were dropped for Ricky Jackson, Wiley Bridgeman, and his brother Kwame Ajamu for a murder that occurred in 1975. Wiley once came within 20 days of being executed. Judge Richard McMonagle, who dismissed the charges against Jackson, said,…

25th Florida Death Row Exoneration!

Carl Dausch has been added to the Death Penalty Information Center’s list of people exonerated from death rows. He is Florida’s 25th exonerated Death Row survivor (by far the most in the nation). The national total has now reached 147. This comes as Florida is set to execute Chad Banks on Nov. 13. This 8th…

Friday Oct 24 Rally in Tally to End FL Death Penalty!

Florida’s first exonerated death row survivor, David Keaton, will join the two most recent exonerated death row survivors, Herman Lindsey (#23) and Seth Penalver (#24) in calling for an end to the death penalty. These men will also be joined by a robust group of allies including murder victims’ families, activists, and faith leaders from…

Sept. 21: Georgia Executed Troy Davis 3 Years Ago

September 21, 2011 Georgia executed Troy Davis despite overwhelming evidence of innocence and almost a million people asking that his life be spared. Laura Finley writes: To have a system of justice that is so unjust as to kill those who may have been innocent is a tremendous blight on the freedoms and liberties we…

2 N.C. Men Exonerated After 30 Years

Two intellectually disabled half-brothers have been freed – one after 30 years on Death Row. “Justice Scalia believed the Red Springs murder proved the necessity of the death penalty. If this was the strongest case a Supreme Court justice could make for the continuation of the death penalty, McCollum’s innocence is an even stronger one…

Horribly Botched Execution in Arizona

Arizona’s execution of Joseph Wood took almost 2 hours. Journalists called to witness the execution said it was hard to watch, as Wood snorted and gasped. One described it like a “fish on shore gulping for air.” Arizona officials defended the procedure, saying that the proper protocols were followed. Arizona uses 2 drugs for executions…

Report: FBI Didn’t Reveal Flawed Lab Work in Death Row Cases

The Office of the Inspector General has released a report that slams the Justice Department and the FBI for not notifying prosecutors in 64 Death Row convictions that forensic evidence testimony may have been unreliable or erroneous. Three of those defendants were executed. As a result, state authorities could not consider whether to stay sentences,…

NCADP Interview With Father Phil: The Importance of Action

Father Phil Egitto, Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Daytona leads a busload of concerned Floridians to every execution vigil across from the Death Chamber at Florida State Prison. Father Phil discusses the death penalty, vigils, and the importance of action in this interview with NCADP. It’s one thing to say you’re against…

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