Wednesday, September 27, 2006

 

So Much To Do, So Little Time

I have some good news, and I have some bad news. The good news is that things are happening in the abolition movement all across the country and right here in Tennessee! People are getting exonerated, issues are being raised, cases are being examined - it's an exciting time! The bad news is that I can't possibly keep the blog adequately up to date with detailed entries and still do the work to make some things happen right here in Tennessee!

So today is link day! I want to simply point toward some other resources for folks to check in on a number of issues:
  • As many of you are aware, challenges to the use of lethal injection procedures have created de facto moratoria in a number of states starting with California. Extensive hearings regarding that state's lethal injection procedures are beginning this week. Read about them here.
  • Some of you may have followed the case of Corey Maye in Mississippi (brought to light by a blogger). Corey, while not exonerated, is currently off death row. You can read about this stunning development as well as background on the case at the NCADP Blog.
  • The New Jersey Death Penalty Study Commission will hold its third public hearing today beginning at noon. You can listen to it live here.
  • Donnie Johnson, who is scheduled to be executed right here in Tennessee despite strong evidence of his innocence, has filed new appeals in federal court. There will be more to come on Johnson's case very shortly, but you can read about the current pleas here.

We at TCASK have some exciting events coming up as well. Tonight, Reverend Stacy Rector and I will be heading out to Dyersburg to speak at an Episcopal church there, and tomorrow I get to accompany Hector Black to Dickson to speak at a house party to kick off our organizing work there. So keep reading, stay informed, and keep up the good work! We'll try to do the same.


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