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January 28, 2005
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Attorney General Nominee Greased Texas Execution Machine
Jan. 26 - Letter to Judiciary Commitee: "Most disturbing were [Alberto]
Gonzales?s efforts to minimize his and Governor [George Bush's] role and
responsibility to ensure that the punishment of death was in fact imposed
ACTION! Urge your Senators to oppose Alberto Gonzales at
NCADP's full letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee at
See the press release at
the complete library of Gonzales resources, including his Texas clemency memos,
Years Condemned, Briton Near Exoneration in Ohio
Dubious Arson Evidence at Heart of Kenny Richey Case
Jan. 26 - A federal appeals court in Ohio ruled
that Kenny Richey, originally from Scotland, must be retried within 90 days or
set free because he received incompetent counsel at his trial.
who has always protested his innocence, had 13 execution dates in 18 years on
death row, and at one point came within an hour of execution.
Cameron Todd Willingham was executed on similar bogus arson evidence in Texas,
as reported in last month's e-@bolitionist.
Read about Kenny Richey at
Read about Cameron Willingham at
NCADP's full news archives at
New York Lawmakers Balk at Reinstatement
State Staying in Abolitionist Camp?
Jan. 26 - New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said in an interview
that New York may not need the death
penalty, and that the millions spent on this system might be better spent on
"I question whether we need a death penalty," said Silver, D-Manhattan.
who has long supported the death penalty, has the power to block the bill in the
Take Action! Thank Speaker Sheldon for his willingness to
reconsider the issue at
Read the full story at
* RESCHEDULED to January 29: Michael Ross, Connecticut. See
* February 17: Dennis Bagwell, Texas. See
* February 26: John David
Duty, Oklahoma. See
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