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Abolish Death Penalty

These Death Row Inmates Were Exonerated, But It Isn't Enough

Religion News Service | David Yonke | Posted 10.24.2013 | Religion

TOLEDO, Ohio (RNS) Three men who were sentenced to death only to be exonerated years later have a message for Ohio and the rest of America: Abolish th...

Remembering Troy Davis and Ending the Death Penalty

Benjamin Todd Jealous | Posted 11.21.2013 | Black Voices
Benjamin Todd Jealous

Two years ago, the state of Georgia ignored the facts, doubts and pleas of hundreds of thousands of people and killed Troy Anthony Davis. Today, on the anniversary of his execution, we rededicate ourselves to ending the immoral, biased and ineffective practice of capital punishment.

It's Time to Abolish the Death Penalty

Sean McElwee | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Sean McElwee

The justice system, if it is anything, must be greater than institutionalized revenge. The death penalty turns the justice system from a mechanism of controlled force aimed at eliminating violence, to a system of violence itself.

Colo. Death Penalty Repeal Hearing Marked By Emotional Testimony

The Colorado Independent | Susan Greene | Posted 03.20.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Susan Greene. DENVER— Lawmakers considering a bill that would end capital punishment in Colorado heard 10 hours o...

Colorado Death Penalty Unconstitutional, Says Attorneys, Scholars

The Colorado Independent | Scot Kersgaard | Posted 02.27.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard. Colorado’s death penalty is not only massively expensive, critics say it is also unconstitutional...

CO Death Penalty: Spending Millions To Execute (Almost) No One

The Colorado Independent | Scot Kersgaard | Posted 02.07.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard. With a bill to repeal the death penalty likely to be introduced in the 2013 Colorado Legislature, t...

Rue-ing the Day: The Death Penalty, France and the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Johanna Fernandez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Johanna Fernandez

After 30 years on death row -- which the State formally acknowledges was imposed unconstitutionally -- Mumia Abu-Jamal, the prolific writer and radio journalist, should be immediately released from prison.

Why Death Row Inmates Want To Keep The Death Penalty

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.26.2012 | Los Angeles

Voter support for a ballot measure to repeal California's death penalty has increased dramatically, according to a USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll...

A Catholic Call To Abolish The Death Penalty

Tobias Winright | Posted 11.27.2011 | Religion
Tobias Winright

The Eucharistic celebration calls Catholics to remember all crucified people, including the legacy of lynching, in light of the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Stop Sending Innocent People to Death Row: End the Death Penalty

Chad Stokes Urmston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Chad Stokes Urmston

Every morning for the last 18 years, Troy Davis has woken up on death row, despite the absence of evidence. This is a flagship case for why the death penalty is wrong and we must continue to advocate for its abolition.