Video from National Latino Evangelical Press Conference

Today the National Latino Evangelical Coalition voted unanimously to support an end to the death penalty. EJUSA’s Heather Beaudoin joined NaLEC’s President, Rev. read more Source:: Equal Justice USA       

CCATDP’s Marc Hyden on the Stacy Petty Radio Show

Two days ago, I was a guest on the Stacy Petty Radio Show. We discussed many aspects of capital punishment, including the Christian and conservative case against the death penalty and the evidence casting doubt on Cameron Todd Willingham‘s verdict who was executed. You can listen to the entire segment here. Source:: Conservatives Concerned About […]

Death Penalty hearing in Delaware on Wednesday

The death penalty debate returns to Delaware this week. Hearings in Dover on Wednesday could – if they pack enough punch – fuel the campaign all the way to repeal. Let’s pack the hearing and show lawmakers that Delaware is ready for repeal! The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear testimony from civil rights leaders, family […]

Last week, I wrote a piece for Voices of Liberty describing the recent press conference in Kansas. CCATDP’s Ben Jones helped coordinate a press event at the Kansas capitol, featuring conservative leaders and death row exonerees. I wrote, March 19, 2015—On Tuesday March 17th inside the rotunda at the Kansas State Capitol, there was a […]

Lead Proscutor in Glenn Ford Case Apologizes and Calls for Abolition of Death Penalty

In response to an editorial from the Shreverport Times, Attorney A.M. “Marty” Stroud III, the former lead prosecutor in the Glenn Ford case issued a heartfelt apology to Mr. Ford for the suffering he caused him. Ford, was sentenced to death for the Nov. 5, 1983 death of Shreveport jeweler Isadore Rozeman, and was subsequently […]

Kansas conservatives call for repeal of the death penalty

Yesterday, a group of Kansas conservative leaders gathered in Topeka to declare their support for repeal of the death penalty. Their case is straightforward: the death penalty is at odds with core conservative values – a commitment to fiscal responsibility, limited government, and valuing life. The group supports legislation that would repeal the death penalty […]

Red States for Repeal

Several states are moving even closer to repealing the death penalty. In a bipartisan effort and with the support of murder victims’ family members, the Nebraska Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a bill to end capital punishment. It now heads to the floor of the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature for consideration. Kansas is also inching towards repealing […]

Will Missouri execute a man missing part of his brain?

Cecil Clayton is scheduled to be executed tonight in Missouri. He has an IQ of 71, suffers from dementia, and had 1/5th of his frontal lobe removed more than 40 years ago after a sawmill accident. As the result of his brain injury, Clayton suffered from violent impulses, schizophrenia, and paranoia. It got so bad […]

Pope gives unequivocal message: death penalty is unacceptable

In one of his strongest statements against the death penalty to date, Pope Francis said that capital punishment “is inadmissible, no matter how serious the crime committed.” The Pope’s comments were submitted a forceful call to the International Commission against the Death Penalty in Madrid. The Pope added that the death penalty “contradicts God’s plan […]

Death Penalty hearing in Delaware on Wednesday

The death penalty debate returns to Delaware this week. Hearings in Dover on Wednesday could – if they pack enough punch – fuel the campaign all the way to repeal. Let’s pack the hearing and show lawmakers that Delaware is ready for repeal! The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear testimony from civil rights leaders, family […]