Please carve out a little time to read and share two important pieces published in the past few days. The common thread between the two pieces? How the death penalty risks wrongful executions and hurts victim family members.
- This past weekend, Death Penalty Action Advisory Board Member LaShawn Ajamu spoke at the annual Lifelines conference in London, England. She touched on the humanity of those in prison and concerns about our broken legal system. The heart of LaShawn’s speech, however, was what she and her family learned in the wake of the murder of her brother James. Read and share LaShawn’s powerful words here.
- Earlier today, The Intercept’s Liliana Segura published the definitive review of the William Montgomery case in Ohio. Many of you signed petitions and called Governor Kasich to help make that the third Ohio execution in row that we have stopped. Death Penalty Action is quoted in the piece, and it really digs deep to expose some of the flaws in our system.
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— Scott & Abe
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