The Pope’s strong stance against the death penalty

Sister Helen Prejean: "Today, the Pope made one of his strongest statements in support of the elimination of the death penalty. He was addressing the members of the wonderful Catholic Sant’Egidio Community on the theme “No Justice Without Life”, when he said that he supports political actions around the world aimed at eliminating the death … Continue reading The Pope’s strong stance against the death penalty

Gov. John Kitzhaber places a moratorium on all executions in Oregon

The Oregonian: "With his announcement, Oregon becomes the latest of five states to abolish or back away from the death penalty. New York's highest court ruled the death penalty statute unconstitutional in 2004. New Jersey repealed its death penalty law in 2007. New Mexico followed suit two years later. And Illinois abolished it earlier this … Continue reading Gov. John Kitzhaber places a moratorium on all executions in Oregon

Ohio and the Death Penalty

NY Times: "Gov. John Kasich of Ohio postponed for a month the state’s next execution. The decision is an admission that Ohio’s management of the death penalty is broken and further proof that the machinery of death cannot be operated responsibly anywhere."