Thursday, April 22, 2010
When you check it out, you will see that there are still some things we are working on (like a picture for the home page), but we hope to have those issues taken care of as soon as possible.
Once we are settled into the new site, www.tcask.org will point to it.
Please check it out www.tennesseedeathpenalty.org
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Read it here.
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Nancy's two sisters, Jennifer Bishop Jenkins, and Jeanne Bishop, have dedicated their lives to honoring their sister's life through their work to reduce violence, including work to abolish the death penalty and enact tougher gun control laws. The sisters also co-founded the National Organization of Victims of Juvenile Lifers, which has lobbied against parole-granting efforts for juvenile offenders with life sentences, the sentence that their sister and brother-in-law's killer received.
This is a powerful story of hope, in the face of great tragedy. We all have much to learn from the witness of this family.
Read the story here.
Monday, April 05, 2010
For the first time, there were no reported executions in Europe, and no executions took place in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Mongolia for the first time in many years. Burundi and Togo abolished the death penalty in 2009.
The U.S. was the only country in the Americas to carry out an execution. What is wrong with this picture?
The United Nations General Assembly has called for a moratorium on all executions.
You can read the full report here.