Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Updated: TONITE! North Carolina: Skype Call on the Racial Justice Act

April 20, 2011

"Death penalty ineffective, too expensive, racially biased" - Winston-Salem Journal

North Carolina should repeal the death penalty because it is expensive, ineffective and racially biased, an Appalachian State University professor says in a new study.

The study was done by Matthew Robinson, a professor of government and justice studies. Robinson analyzed data from more than 20 studies on the death penalty and released his findings Monday at a news conference in Raleigh.

"In the past six years, three states have abolished the death penalty: Illinois, New Mexico and New Jersey," Robinson said in an interview after the news conference. "They did it for the same reason. They found racial bias, they found it to be costly, they found it to be ineffective and a threat to innocent people."

FIND this posting here [ Via Crime Report feed - with an interesting set of links ]

April 12, 2011

Join the NC PFADP Kairos Call

People of Faith Against the Death Penalty is launching a new series of live telephone-Skype calls to keep you informed on all things death penalty in North Carolina. We're calling these calls the NC Kairos Calls because this decade is our special opportunity towards abolishing the death penalty.

Today from 7:30 - 8:00 pm join PFADP staff and attorney and legal expert Tye Hunter to learn more about the Racial Justice Act and other death penalty developments, get your questions answered, and learn what you can do in the wake of the introduction of H615, the bill that threatens to effectively repeal the Racial Justice Act if passed.

To reserve a spot, please complete the following online form, http://bit.ly/fvEDKm or GO here

For more information, contact Amanda Lattanzio at amanda@pfadp.org or 919-933-7567.

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