Keep Ya Head Up

Sister Helen's Justice Train Playlist Little somethin’ for my godson Elijah and a little girl named Corinne Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice I say the darker the flesh then the deeper the roots I give a holler to my sisters on welfare...

Justice Kennedy’s record on the death penalty

(This summary includes only those cases he participated in deciding while on the Supreme Court, not while he was on the Ninth Circuit) Key: GOOD = Kennedy voted to limit the death penalty or strengthen rights of the accused BAD = Kennedy voted pro-death MIDDLING =...
A plea from an innocent man

A plea from an innocent man

The following statement was dictated to me by phone by Richard Glossip from his death watch cell in McAlester, Oklahoma, on Jan. 22, 2015.

Cocktails of death

Cocktails of death

This week my home state, Louisiana, plans to join the list of states experimenting with cocktails of death.

The Spark: Christians as Catalysts Against the Death Penalty

Although I live in New Orleans it’s not often I have a chance to give a talk there, so I’m delighted that later on this month I’ll be home and talking about Christians as Catalysts Against the Death Penalty. While I’ve been traveling the...

Vote Yes on 34 today!

Dear Californians, Today, among your many awesome responsibilities, you have the opportunity to end your state’s death penalty, a penalty that is cruel and wasteful in every sense. If you don’t already know the facts, head over to Safe California and find...

Yes on 34 tour

I’ve landed in California for a week of events for the Yes on 34 campaign. Proposition 34, the SAFE California Act, will replace California’s death penalty with a sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole as the maximum punishment for murder....

Tweet!

I’ve emerged from a summer of writing in Wyoming and I’m back on the road doing talks with people in Texas and… http://t.co/og7pg2hH # Here’s a simple step you can take to help SAFE California no matter where you live. Head on over to...

DMW opera in Tulsa

I was just in Tulsa, Oklahoma, giving talks and media interviews for the opera of Dead Man Walking, which opens on February 25, performed by the Tulsa Opera. I got to meet the entire cast, including the 12 or so children, whose piping young voices inject hope....

The Pope’s strong stance against the death penalty

Today, the Pope made one of his strongest statements in support of the elimination of the death penalty. He was addressing the members of the wonderful Catholic Sant’Egidio Community on the theme “No Justice Without Life”, when he said that he...
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