T he ink is still drying on the European Union’s resolution Friday
reaffirming their commitment to worldwide abolition of the death penalty.
You might call it a top-down approach from a part of the
world that equates capital punishment with barbarism. In Texas, opposition to...
Texas death row inmate Martin Draughon greets his mother in a visit.
Photo by Ken Light, Copyright 1999
(Editor's Note: Paris, who spent years on death row before being exonerated, wrote this in response to an op-ed piece in the Houston...
By Elizabeth Stein
Texas plans to kill Peter Cantu Tuesday by lethal injection -- the 16th execution this year in the nation's busiest death chamber. Execution Watch will provide live reports from outside the building, along with a discussion of...
Image can be an transitory thing. Not so for Texas, with its enduring image of cowboys and cattle drives. Until recently.
International attention has zeroed in on Texas as the death penalty capital of the democratic world, with its record under Gov. Rick Perry and predecessor George W....
The throngs visiting the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo are missing the best show in town. If I were them, I'd consider hopping on the MetroRail and heading for the Harris County Criminal Justice Center, where Judge Kevin Fine is causing a bigger ruckus than the Xtreme Bulls competition....
No one can say Texas Gov. Rick Perry isn't a traditionalist.
He's treading a time-tested path in responding to tough questions about an execution carried out on his watch -- Delay!
Whether Perry's tactic diverts voters' attention long enough to ensure his nomination for governor...
The ruling today in the ethics case against Judge Sharon Keller reads like an Orwellian primer for closing ranks.
In a stunning display of Newspeak, a hearing judge declared it mostly the fault of uber-attorney David Dow's team that their client was executed as scheduled in 2007, and...
Thanksgiving Day 2009
I found a message in my inbox from a dear friend whose
loved one, a law-of-parties prisoner on Texas Death Row, is uncharastically depressed. I can relate, because I have been depressed about the latest round of
For me, Khristian
Oliver's -- three...
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The venerable Texas Moratorium Network blog posted a snapshot Tuesday that surprised me.
It shows two women standing over a guy. The man, clothed in white, lies face-up on a surface several feet off the floor, his eyes closed and head on a pillow. One woman strokes his face, the...
MULTI-MILLIONAIRE COMMITS MURDER, ESCAPES DEATH PENALTY
headline could have been ripped from the pages of a Galveston
newspaper, circa 2003.
Today marks the fifth anniversary of
the day real estate heir Robert Durst
not only escaped the death penalty for killing his...
VIGILS AND MARCH
As usual, there'll be vigils all around the state by anti-death penalty
groups. That's in addition to the protest that takes place outside the
death house in Huntsville. This week, the vigils lead up to the annual
March to End Executions on Saturday.
By Elizabeth Ann Stein, Producer
Airing live on Texas execution days 6-7 pm CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- With the holiday season five weeks away, early birds are counting shopping...