If legislators are really looking for expensive, ineffective government programs to eliminate, they can start with HB 147, the bill to add homicide committed in the course of a “home invasion” to the list of crimes punishable by execution.
Sr. Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States and of The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions, will be the special guest speaker at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the NH Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.
Sr. Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States and of The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions, will lead a discussion with religious leaders about the death penalty.
On the day the New Hampshire’s Death Penalty Study Commission released its reports, in which a narrow majority of members called for retaining the state’s death penalty, a group of faith-based activists met in the office of the NH Council of Churches to discuss ways to deepen the movement for death penalty repeal.
Do our children have a future? If they don’t, do we?
These questions formed the heart of a September 29, 2010 community discussion organized by AFSC St. Louis and Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.
Five experts in criminal justice and youth shared their thoughts following the screening of “No Tomorrow,” a documentary film about the murder of a young woman, Risa Bejarano, who had “aged out” of foster care. The film covers the trial of the troubled young man, Juan Chavez, who was sentenced to death for her murder.
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