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Cameron Todd Willingham

More Evidence That Texas Executed An Innocent Man

The New York Times | Posted 02.28.2014 | Crime

In the 10 years since Texas executed Cameron Todd Willingham after convicting him on charges of setting his house on fire and murdering his three youn...

5 Facts About Rick Perry's 'Pro-Life' Texas Utopia

Charles Clymer | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics
Charles Clymer

It really would seem that for all of Rick Perry's mansplaining to State Senator Wendy Davis about her obligations as a mother and emphasizing his love for the "sanctity of life," he only seems to be "pro-life" when it's politically convenient.

Michael McLaughlin

EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Wife Doesn't Think Texas Man Was Wrongly Executed

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 11.01.2012 | Crime

Standing in the way of a pardon for a Texas man that his family considers was wrongly convicted and executed is his ex-wife. For years, Stacy Kuyke...

Michael McLaughlin

'Wrongfully Executed' Man's Family Tries Again To Clear His Name

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 10.25.2012 | Crime

Relatives of a Texas man they believe was wrongfully executed appealed to state officials on Oct. 24 to posthumously pardon him. The conviction o...

Jason Linkins

Texas State Government Now Basically Just Using Folklore And Hokum To Make Life And Death Decisions

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

The state of Texas executed 54-year-old Marvin Wilson by lethal injection Tuesday night. Wilson had been on death row since 1992 after being convicted...

40 years after Furman, the U.S. Death Penalty Is In Disarray

David A. Love | Posted 08.28.2012 | Black Voices
David A. Love

Well, not only is the death penalty irretrievably broken, it is inherently broken. Four decades after the Furman decision, this is as clear as ever. Had the death penalty been a product, it would have been judged as shoddy, defective and unreliable.

American Trifecta: Broken Political, Economic and Justice Systems

David A. Love | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
David A. Love

When citizens begin to question the institutions that have failed them and society for the benefit of the few, that's when real change has a chance to peek through the window.

Michael McLaughlin

'Texas Wrongfully Executed' An Innocent Man, Judge Wrote In Secret Exoneration

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 05.21.2012 | Crime

A Texas judge who reviewed the controversial 2004 execution of Cameron Todd Willingham planned to posthumously exonerate the father who was put to dea...

Jason Linkins

Carlos DeLuna And Cameron Todd Willingham: The Sad Similarities

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.16.2012 | Crime

During the Supreme Court's 2006 adjudication of Cameron v. Marsh, Justice Antonin Scalia had this to say about what would happen if an innocent person...

Capital Politics and Herzog's Into the Abyss

Jason Bailey | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Jason Bailey

We, as a civilized society, are either going to kill people in the state's name, or we're not. It's literally life or death. It's one or the other. You're either in or you're out.

Texas Commission's Decision On Arson Cases Could Cause Headache For Perry

AP | By WILL WEISSERT | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- A Texas commission no longer allowed to investigate a case where death penalty opponents say a man may have been executed based on a ...

Public Officials Call On Rick Perry To Allow DNA Testing For Questionable Execution

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

A group of current and former lawmakers, judges and lawyers is calling on Texas Gov. Rick Perry to grant DNA testing for a convicted murderer with an ...

Movie Review: Incendiary: The Willingham Case

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.07.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Given the zeitgeist about the death penalty and the execution of innocent people from the Troy Davis Case -- and the presidential campaign of Texas Gov. Rick Perry -- the timing couldn't be better for the release of the documentary, Incendiary: The Willingham Case.

Public Records Helped Free Texas Man

Kenneth F. Bunting | Posted 12.06.2011 | Crime
Kenneth F. Bunting

If you care about good government and justice, now would be a good time to ask if the records that helped to free Michael Morton would be readily available under your state's public disclosure laws.

Jason Linkins

An Interview With Steve Mims And Joe Bailey Jr., The Filmmakers Behind Willingham Documentary

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.29.2011 | Media

Incendiary: The Willingham Case has become an essential part of the canon of journalism devoted to the trial and execution of Cameron Todd Willingham. For those who advocate against the death penalty, it depicts their nightmare realized.

Why the Execution of a White Supremacist Murderer Matters Too

Ty Alper | Posted 11.25.2011 | Crime
Ty Alper

We are a society that locks people into cages for decades, then selects a tiny handful to pull out in the middle of the night and kill. That's who we are. And the horror of that is what sickens me, even more than the fact that Troy Davis might have been innocent.

Saki Knafo

Ending The Last Meal Tradition On Texas Death Row: A "Diversionary Issue"?

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 11.23.2011 | Crime

On Thursday, prison officials in Texas decided to end the practice of allowing condemned inmates to choose their last meal. The day before, Texas ...

Top 5 Wrongful Executions

newsone.com | David Moye | Posted 11.21.2011 | Crime

Troy Davis' execution in Atlanta, Georgia, has raised much debate surrounding executions. Many claim that Davis is innocent due to numerous witness...

Rick Perry Executed an Innocent Man/ Save Troy Davis!

Katie Halper | Posted 11.15.2011 | Crime
Katie Halper

Rick Perry's record number of executions drew applause at last week's GOP debate. Among the 234 -- make that 235 as of today -- killed under Perry was Cameron Todd Willingham, who received the death penalty for killing his three daughters by arson.

Troy Davis Should Not Be Put to Death

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.14.2011 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

"Troy Davis has three major strikes against him. First, he is an African-American man. Second, he was charged with killing a white police officer. And...

Rick Perry Errs on the Side of Death

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

When it came to life or death for Cameron Todd Willingham in February 2004, Perry erred irrevocably on the side of death.

Jason Linkins

Rick Perry's Next Controversial Execution Comes Thursday

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

Having devoted significant attention to Rick Perry's role in the execution of Cameron Todd Willingham, let's turn our attention to what could potentia...

Jason Linkins

Sam Bassett Responds To Halt Of Investigation: 'It Is A Sad Day For Criminal Justice In Texas'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

In the long saga of the Cameron Todd Willingham case, which we've detailed here, comes another disappointing turn. Per the Houston Chronicle: A sta...

Jason Linkins

Rick Perry's Lawyers 'Read The Riot Act' To Cameron Todd Willingham Investigator

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.08.2011 | Media

I was disappointed that Brian Williams, faced with the golden opportunity to specifically cite the Cameron Todd Willingham case in his debate interrogation of Rick Perry, instead opted for a more generic set of questions on the death penalty.

Jason Linkins

Rick Perry On 'Ultimate Justice' In Texas: 'I've Never Struggled With That'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

Brian Williams becomes the next reporter to almost, but not quite, hold Rick Perry to account for the execution of Cameron Todd Willingham. During the...