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Conservative Nebraska Abolishes Death PenaltyIn a tight vote, Nebraska legislators override governor's veto and abolish the death penalty.  [Read More]


Tsarnaev verdict shows three fatal flaws of death penaltyMargo Schulter explores some of the lessons learned from the Boston Marathon trial. by Margo Schulter, Guest Blogger [Read More]


DPF 24th Annual Awards Dinner draws Supporters, Activists and ExonereesHosted by John Fugelsang, DPF's dinner honored Ohio exonerees, Assistant Federal Public Defender Dale Baich, and CNN's Death Row Stories, among many others. [Read More]



I want to live in safe community without the death penaltyAs an African American woman living in Oakland, whose brother was murdered, I strongly oppose the death penalty. More than anything, I want to live in a safe community; a community where my six sons and my daughter are able to pursue all of theirs dreams without fear of becoming another number in ... [Read More]
Law Enforcement Outreach Project (LEO)This project lifts up the voices of law enforcement and seeks to increase their visibility as opponents of the death penalty.  [Read More]
Mimi Kennedy
Burbank, CA
When the state legislates murder to punish murder, there is no end to the cycle of violence. In our nation, the death penalty has long been an instrument of unequal justice, a temptation to indulge in the worst sins of our national spirit: fear, revenge, racism. Let's abolish it and end the cycle of violence.
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