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Proud to be a signer on this letter to Biden. “We write to you as attorneys, judges, advocates, & Americans, urging you to begin w/ an act of mercy to carry our nation closer toward justice: immediately commute sentences of all those on federal death row.”…
“In the last six months, we bore witness to the execution of thirteen people — more Americans put to death in those months than in the last six decades of this nation’s history. These thirteen deaths stand as an affront to the very legal system we operate in every day.”
“Obama halted federal executions, but did not commute sentences of all on federal death row, leaving the door open for Trump to pursue a death spree that hasn’t been seen in well over a century. The very existence of death row leaves many susceptible to the machinery of death.”
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1/ The execution of #LisaMontgomery would have been unjust at any time, but the fact that it was allowed to go forward last night wasn’t just tragic —it was a staggering violation of our constitution and values.
2/Lisa suffered horrific sexual violence and torture and deserved our mercy, not a punishment judged immoral by most of the world.
3/ In these last distorted days of Trump’s failed presidency, with impeachment proceedings underway and elected leaders from both parties speaking out about the failed coup, Trump didn’t even bother to respond to her clemency petition.
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As Trump and Barr ramp up executions in an unprecedented post-election spasm of killing, Biden must rally America to #AbolishTheDeathPenalty. New @USATODAY…
@USATODAY "When Orlando Hall was executed Nov. 20, it was the first federal execution during a transition period between one president and the next since 1889. Trump and Barr are building a bridge back to the 19th century."
@USATODAY "On the other hand, as @LilianaSegura wrote, Hall was one of the first people convicted under the expansion of federal death row under the 1994 crime bill, which Biden championed. No one’s hands are clean."
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How can a government claim moral authority or respect for law when it intentionally murders any human, let alone Nathaniel Woods? Serious clams of innocence abound, the victims’ family thinks he’s innocent, his co-defendant swears he’s innocent. Alabama set to execute him tonight
The stay of execution by the US Supreme Court was only administrative and has already been lifted. Clemency by Governor Ivey has been denied, despite a letter from the sister of one of the officers begging her to reconsider. It's moving forward as of now.
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