Death penalty bigger than one person

Via ACLU Montana: Yesterday, the Montana Pardons and Parole Board recommended denying clemency to death row inmate Ronald Smith. Discussion of the death penalty in Montana during this process has naturally focused on Smith’s case, the family of his victims and his own family. But it’s important to remember that the debate over the death penalty is […]

Speakers bring personal touch to death penalty presentation

Via the Billings Gazette: Two people with very different stories to tell talked about why they are opposed to the death penalty during an appearance in Billings Sunday morning. Diane “Weezee” Cote and Delbert Tibbs spoke to a pre-worship adult education class at the Central Christian Church, 1221 16th St. W. Cote, of Arlee, told […]

Montana Should Get Rid of Death Penalty

via the Billings Gazette Legislators in Connecticut just passed a bill to replace the death penalty with a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of release. Gov. Maloy has pledged to sign it. It is time for Montana also to get rid of the death penalty because the death penalty degrades our respect for […]

Abolition Coalition Holds Summit Here

By JOEL HARRIS – The Billings Outpost “We sentence you to die and God have mercy on your soul.” These were the words a judge delivered to Sabrina Butler-Porter from a Mississippi bench in March 1990 and the words that Butler-Porter recounted in her talk at the Montana Abolition Coalition’s Annual Summit held in Billings on Saturday, […]

Abraham Lincoln

bears richer fruits than strict justice.” …Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States

Nelson Mandela

of the animal instinct still in human beings” …Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize winner

Albert Einstein

that the abolition of the death penalty is desirable. reasons: 1. irreparability in the event of an error in justice; 2. detrimental moral influences [on a society carrying out an execution].” …Albert Einstein, Nobel Prize winner

New York Times

that the death penalty supplies can never outweigh the danger of unfair or erroneous application as long as it exists.” …New York Times

Mahatma Gandhi

makes the whole world blind.” …Mahatma Gandhi

Mother Teresa, to a California Death Row Guard in 1987

you do to God.” …Mother Teresa, To a California Death Row guard in 1987