To mark World Day Against the Death Penalty (October 10th) and Mental Illness Awareness Week, I would like to share a short video featuring Nick and Amanda Wilcox, Kim Crespi, and Bill Babbitt. They were filmed at last weeks launch of a joint project between Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights
(MVFHR) and National Alliance on Mental Illness
to end the execution of prisoners with a mental illness. The launch of the project took place in San Antonio, Texas and brought together families of murder victims with families of mentally ill individuals who have been executed for violent crimes. Together, they offered their testimonies and launched a new initiative calling for a ban on the death penalty for people with mental illnesses.
To get involvedcontact MVFHR, and join the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty.
Posted in Blog
CommentsAdd a Comment
Comment by Ms Dixon, Nov 9th, 2008 1:58pm
It takes some strong individuals to have lost a great lost and to still have so much empathy for the ones who committed the crimes to request a ban for death penalty laws. Thats shows so much!