For every 9 persons who have been executed in the U.S. since the 1970s, one person on death row has been PROVEN INNOCENT AND RELEASED.
This shocking rate of error sows that our death penalty system is horribly broken. Our death penalty system is the enemy of truth and justice.
See information at the “Death Penalty” part of my blog, www.parallaxperspectives.org, and contact me for referrals to several non-profit organizations that are working to abolish the death penalty. Glen Anderson (360) 491-9093 firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch “Just Mercy,” an excellent new film about the death penalty and racism.
Just now I finished watching a powerful movie (“Just Mercy”) about Bryan Stevenson, a black attorney who represents people on death row in the South. I read Stevenson’s book (also titled Just Mercy) a few years ago and started donating annually to the non-profit organization he founded.
The movie received rave reviews. It aired in theaters in early 2020, and it’s available at some online sources. In mid-June 2020 you can watch this movie for free at www.vudu.com, so I took advantage of that opportunity. For a limited time you can watch the movie through this link: https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/details/title/1317631?cid=email&scid=news&kwid=newsletter_hl_06202020
In each of the past few years I have mailed $200 checks to the non-profit organization featured in this movie after I read about it in the book. It’s the Equal Justice Initiative, www.eji.org.
Also, I invite you to hear from Dawud al-Malik, who grew up in Seattle and was totally innocent of the murder for which he was convicted and sentenced to death. That case – when he was only 19 years old – kept him in Washington State’s prisons for 49 ½ years. He finally was paroled when he was nearly 70 years old. I interviewed him on my TV program a few years ago. We discuss the death penalty and racial bias in the criminal justice system. You can watch my February 2017 TV program – and/or read a thorough summary of what we said – at this link: