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Come Thank Reps. Parmon and Womble

NC State Representatives Earline W. Parmon and Larry Womble, both of Winston-Salem, were champions of the NC Racial Justice Act in the NC House of Representatives. NC Gov. Bev Perdue signed this important reform into law in August 2009.
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Law Needed For When Courts Deal with Mental Illness (NC) PDF Print E-mail
The Fayetteville Observer
By Debra Dihoff

Life or death decisions - not something we all face every day. But that's just what the jury in Fayetteville faced following the episode in April of 2004, when Abdullah Shareef stole a city van, hit and injured David McCaskill, Gary Weller and Robert Fortier, then ran over and killed Lonel Bass. The National Alliance on Mental Illness North Carolina expresses our sorrow to all of the victims involved in this tragedy.
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Amnesty International Report PDF Print E-mail
Check-out the report by Amnesty International about death penalty statistics from around the world in 2009, http://www.amnestyusa.org/death-penalty/international-death-penalty/death-penalty-statistics-2009/page.do?id=1691051
 
Action Alert: Stop Texas from Executing a Possibly Innocent Man PDF Print E-mail
**A stay was issued for Mr. Skinner by the United States Supreme Court on Wednesday, March 24. Thank you for all of your prayers and the actions that you took! To read more, click on the following link, http://www.texastribune.org/stories/2010/mar/25/case-closed/

PFADP ACTION ALERT: Texas has scheduled to execute Hank Skinner on Wednesday, March 24 at 6 p.m. despite the fact that critical DNA evidence from the crime scene has never been tested. A laboratory in Arizona last week offered to test the DNA evidence for free if Texas Gov. Rick Perry grants Mr. Skinner a 30-day reprieve. Perry has so far refused. Eleven people on death row in Texas are among the 139 death row exonerees nationwide.

Thousands of people have made calls and sent emails, faxes, and letters on behalf of Hank Skinner. Please do so yourself immediately.
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What if Jesus had been tried under Texas law? PDF Print E-mail
Michael Landauer

What if Jesus were sentenced under Texas laws? Would he still be executed? That question led Baylor Law School professor Mark Osler to stage the trial of Christ under the rules of Texas law for a Waco congregation. The death penalty opponent and sentencing guidelines expert summarized his thoughts in a book published last year, Jesus on Death Row.

The following is an interview I conducted with Mark Osler. An abbreviated version will appear in Sunday's Points Section.
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Reception Honoring NC House Speaker Joe Hackney, Chapel Hill PDF Print E-mail
People of Faith Against the Death Penalty is sponsoring a reception honoring the Honorable Joe Hackney, Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives. The event will celebrate the Speaker’s successful efforts to ensure passage of the North Carolina Racial Justice Act.

The reception will be held on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the home of Dr. James Crow, 109 Ledge Lane, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

The reception is free and open to the public. Reservations are required and should be placed with PFADP by March 17 by contacting Kristen Smith at 919.933.7567 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 
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