CREATIVITY ./. DEATHPENALTY “Selfies Against the Death Penalty” by LENS

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Selfies Against the Death Penalty

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Marc Asnin’s latest project follows in the tradition of documentary photographers crusading for social justice. He just happens to employ selfies in his mission.

Through crowdfunding and social media, he has initiated a campaign in conjunction with the VII association against the death penalty in which he asks photographers to upload self-portraits to a website with a caption of 140 characters or fewer describing why they oppose capital punishment. …

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/06/selfies-against-the-death-penalty/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

we know it!

DEATH WARRANTS
No. 17 – Governor Scott has ordered the People of the State of Florida to kill Robert Hendrix on Wednesday, April 23 at 6pm ET. Please
TAKE ACTION!!! Contact Governor Rick Scott and ask him to convene the Board of Executive Clemency and commute the death sentences of Robert Hendrix to Life in Prison Without Parole. Tell Governor Scott to STOP SIGNING DEATH WARRANTS. Your calls and emails are counted.
Gov. Rick Scott – Phone: 850-488-7146 Email: Rick.Scott@eog.myflorida.com

LEGISLATION
House Bill 4011 “Death Penalty” sponsored by Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda and Senate Bill 896 “Death Penalty” sponsored by Sen. Dwight Bullard would end the use of the Death Penalty.
Please contact your legislator and ask them to support these efforts.

House Bill 467, Sponsored by Rep. Jose Rodriguez, along with House Bill 369, by Rep. Clovis Watson, Jr. and Senate Bill 334 by Sen. Thad Altman and Sen. Anitere Flores, would require a unanimous jury to recommend a death sentence.

“It is not about what those on Death Row may have done…it is about US and what WE do”.

Shine the light,
—Mark

Sent by:
Mark Elliott
Executive Director
Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty,
fadp.org
P.O. Box 82943
Tampa, FL 33682

Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty is a coalition of organizations and individuals united to abolish the Death Penalty in Florida.

FADP works to build a strong, diverse, statewide grassroots movement which:
* Opposes executions
* Supports reforms aimed at reducing the application of the Death Penalty until it is abolished
* Protects the humanity of all persons impacted by the Death Penalty
* Educates Floridians about the Death Penalty
* Provides concrete action steps for individuals and groups

Oklahoma’s troubling death penalty plans – Despite long, torturous deaths so far, death penalty state plans two more executions with untested cocktails

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 07:35 PM +0200

Oklahoma’s troubling death penalty plans

Despite long, torturous deaths so far, death penalty state plans two more executions with untested cocktails

Oklahoma's troubling death penalty plans (Credit: AP)

Despite two executions this year using untested lethal cocktails that, according to witnesses, resulted in long and torturous deaths, Oklahoma has plans to carry out two more killings using new, untried cocktails.

The grim lethal injection experiment come in the wake of a European ban on exporting the anesthetic pentobarbital for use in executions. Rather than prompting an end to capital punishments, death penalty states like Oklahoma have turned to previously untested cocktails, with drugs produced in unregulated compound pharmacies….

http://www.salon.com/2014/04/02/oklahomas_troubling_death_penalty_plans/#

EU calls for abolishing death penalty

EU calls for abolishing death penalty.

Published: Thursday, October 10, 2013

EU calls for abolishing death penalty

The European Union (EU) has renewed its call for abolishing the death penalty in all member states of the United Nations (UN) including Bangladesh, and contributing to the development of human dignity in the world.
“The death penalty concerns everyone’s right to life. The state, with its particular responsibility as the ultimate guarantor of all persons’ human rights, should not deprive anyone of his or her life,” said a letter signed by nine heads of mission of the EU countries in Dhaka.
“The European Union reaffirms its absolute opposition to the use of the death penalty,” it said, marking the observance of the European Day against the Death Penalty, and the World Day against the Death Penalty today [Thursday].
The envoys said the EU is convinced that its abolition is an integral part of respect for human rights and protection of the human dignity.
They referred to a 2010 UN resolution, which called upon all states to establish a moratorium on executions aiming at abolishing the death penalty.
“We hope that all members of the UN including Bangladesh will take the actions which the Resolution calls for, and thereby contribute to the development of fundamental rights and human dignity in the world,” the letter said.
The letter was signed by Mrs Anneli Lindahl Kenny, ambassador of Sweden; Giorgio Guglielmino, ambassador of Italy; Luis Tejada Chacón, ambassador of Spain; Robert Gibson, British high commissioner; Michel Trinquier, ambassador of France; Gerben Sjoerd de Jong, ambassador of The Netherlands; Dr Albrecht Conze, ambassador of Germany; Mrs Hanne Fugl Eskjær, ambassador of Denmark; and William Hanna, ambassador of the European Union.

Sant´Egidio: City Council of West Hollywood as the join CitiesforLife to abolish the death penalty (Twitter)

Sant’Egidio DC@SantegidioDC                                6h

Honored to address the City Council of West Hollywood as they join @CitiesforLife to abolish the death penalty. pic.twitter.com/e0QapLiNSH

New Execution Date for Marshall Gore

FADP Update

NEW EXECUTION DATE – MARSHALL GORE

Gov. Rick Scott has scheduled the execution of Marshall Gore for Tuesday, September 10 at 6pm ET. The new execution date was set immediately following the Florida Supreme Court’s ruling that Marshall Gore is sane enough to be executed. A stay of execution was lifted. This is Marshall’s third execution date. He is to be killed for the 1988 murder of Susan Roark and Robyn Novick.

Please TAKE ACTION!!!  Contact Governor Rick Scott and ask him to convene the Board of Executive Clemency and commute the death sentence of the obviously severely mentally ill Marshall Gore to Life in Prison Without Parole.

Gov. Rick Scott – Phone: 850-488-7146 

Email: Rick.Scott@eog.myflorida.com

 

Please support the Florida statewide coalition effort to end executions. It is not about what those on Death Row may have done…it is about US and what WE do.

Please “like” and share the FADP Facebook page.

Shine the light,

—Mark

 

Sent by:

Mark Elliott

Executive Director

Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, fadp.org

P.O. Box 82943

Tampa, FL 82943

 

Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty is a coalition of organizations and individuals united to abolish the Death Penalty in Florida.

 

FADP works to build a strong, diverse, statewide grassroots movement which:

* Opposes executions

* Supports reforms aimed at reducing the application of the Death Penalty until it is abolished

* Protects the humanity of all persons impacted by the Death Penalty

* Educates Floridians about the Death Penalty

* Provides concrete action steps for individuals and Groups

Please, Support Mark´s so important work!

Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty ask for Help in order to save the Life of two Prisoners

FADP Update

Friends,

Today, Gov. Scott ordered the execution of Marshal Gore. He is scheduled to be executed Monday, June 24 at 6pm ET.

Elmer Carroll is scheduled for execution on Wed. May 29 and William Van Poyck on Wed. June 12.

WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW! Things are getting really ugly here in Florida. Actions and underway and many more are planned.

We are working to present FL Death Row exoneree Juan Melendez’s petition to Gov. Scott with 10,000 signatures. Please share everywhere. Time is running out fast.

Please sign and share Juan Melendez’s petition to Gov. Rick Scott to VETO THE TIMELY JUSTICE ACT (HB7083) which limits appeals and speeds up executions. Juan was miraculously exonerated and released after almost 18 years on Florida’s Death Row. He is one of 24 innocent men exonerated many years after the State of Florida sentenced them to death. How many more innocent people are still on Death Row? How many of them will be executed? With the “FASTER EXECUTION ACT” we will never know.

Contact Governor Rick Scott and ask him to STOP SIGNING DEATH WARRANTS and VETO THE TIMELY JUSTICE ACT.

Gov. Rick Scott – Phone: 850-488-7146

Email: Rick.Scott@eog.myflorida.com

The ACLU of Florida has issued an Action to contact Gov. Scott to veto the Timely Justice Act. “Don’t Make Our Unjust Death Penalty System Even Worse”

Miami Herald editorial on The Timely Justice Act,”Stop Death Penalty Bill Gov. Scott”

PLEASE JOIN THE STRUGGLE AND HELP!

Shine the light,

—Mark

Please “like” and share the FADP Facebook page.

Sent by:

Mark Elliott

Executive Director

Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, fadp.org

P.O. Box 82943

Tampa, FL 82943

Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty is a coalition of organizations and individuals united to abolish the Death Penalty in Florida.

FADP works to build a strong, diverse, statewide grassroots movement which:

* Opposes executions

* Supports reforms aimed at reducing the application of the Death Penalty until it is abolished

* Protects the humanity of all persons impacted by the Death Penalty

* Educates Floridians about the Death Penalty

* Provides concrete action steps for individuals and groups

PAUL HOWELL: Rick Scott put a Hold on the Execution! Now here is a PETITION!

2013/3/12 Peacebuilders with Justice of Florida <noreply@list.signon.org>

Brothers and Sisters,

Rick Scott put a hold (temporary) on the execution of Paul Howell. Even the governor is having second thoughts!

Those of us on this path see the injustice of the legal system that sends so many to Death Row and later realizes it failed to prove its case. The failure is seen in the number of exonerations. Florida as more failures than any other state. People’s lives are taken whether by years in prison or the killing chamber.

We want to educate people because when people know the truth about the system, they will see the need to halt the death penalty until it has been studied. Many are working for this cause: here are some good people you might know who have worked to halt Florida’s executions. Joe Durocher was Public Defender for Orange County for 25 years. Rita Lucey, Miguel Rodriguez, Adele Azar-Rucqois and many others, more than 1000 others in fact have signed the petition.

But the man who knows the most is Mark Eliot who has devoted years of his life putting together the facts. To see details about the system, go to Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. There you will see statistics on race, the impact on families of the victims and on the families of the person accused of the crime. You can compare costs between life in prison and execution. You’ll find this and many other details at

www.fadp.org/

Then read our petition and stand with us. Send the petition to all your friends and colleagues, co-workers and neighbors. Encourage them not just to sign but to pass it on.

Here’s the link:

http://signon.org/sign/the-death-penalty-in?mailing_id=10132&source=s.icn.em.cr&r_by=5246414

Blessings on us all–
Penny Villegas and friends

http://crime.about.com/od/deathrow/ig/Florida-Death-Row-Inmates/Paul-Howell.htmhowell_p

One fight for death penalty’s repeal – The Frederick News-Post Online

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One fight for death penalty’s repeal – The Frederick News-Post Online.

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One fight for death penalty’s repeal
New Market woman behind push despite daughter’s murder
Originally published February 03, 2013

By Bethany Rodgers

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“How Insane Does One Have to be to Avoid Being Executed?”