Glenn Ford, sent to death row by an all-white jury in Louisiana in 1984, may be released soon as local prosecutors have asked a Louisiana court to vacate his murder conviction and death sentence. Read the full story in the The Atlantic.
Final Action: RJA Repealed
June 20, 2013
NC Gov. Signs Racial Justice Act Repeal
Undoing four centuries of government executions is not easy.
Yesterday NC Gov. Pat McCrory signed Senate Bill 306 into law, repealing the NC Racial Justice Act and setting off a costly legal challenge in the courts before any executions would resume.
Debbie Biesack and the Rev. Jimmie Hawkins, two of PFADP's national board members, and I are among the nearly 400 people who have been arrested recently and spent the night in jail over, in part, the repeal of the NC Racial Justice Act. The Forward Together movement continues to grow, but we need you to speak up right now.
The first bill to repeal the RJA was introduced on the anniversary of Martin Luther King's assassination. Yesterday the NC Senate finalized the repeal of the RJA – on the 50th anniversary of Medgar Evers' assassination.