Announcing the Campaign to End the Death Penalty's Annual Convention

Announcing the Campaign to End the Death Penalty’s Annual Convention.

October 25-26 2014 in Houston, TX.

Once again, the CEDP’s annual gathering will be held in the belly of the beast – this time in Harris County, which traditionally has sentenced the most people to death row in Texas.

The event also coincides with the 15th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty, an event put on by Texas abolitionists that will take place in Houston this year.

Details will follow soon about registration and hotel arrangements. But it’s not too soon too look into travel arrangements for those coming from out of state!

Fresh doubts over a Texas execution

New evidence revives concerns that a man was wrongly put to death in 2004


Cameron Todd Willingham in 2004 just before his execution. Willingham refused to plead guilty in return for a life sentence and maintained his innocence until the day he was put to death.
By: Maurice Possley
The Washington Post
Monday, August 4, 2014

Opponents of the death penalty have long focused on questionable evidence used against Willingham, believing that his case could be the first to show conclusively that an innocent man was put to death in the modern era of capital punishment. As the Supreme Court upheld the death penalty in Kansas in 2006, Justice Antonin Scalia declared that the opposition could not cite “a single case — not one — in which it is clear that a person was executed for a crime he did not commit.”


Still seeking justice for Rodney Reed


By: Cindy Beringer
Socialist Worker
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The family and supporters of Texas death row prisoner Rodney Reed left a July 24 rally at the Bastrop County Courthouse with buoyed hopes and renewed optimism that justice is possible for this innocent man.


Eight ex-judges support appeal of death row inmate Rodney Reed


Credit: Austin American Statesman
Sandra and Rodrick Reed
By: Chuck Lindell
Austin American Statesman
Monday, July 21, 2014

Eight retired federal and state judges on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to accept an appeal by Rodney Reed, who faces a January execution ithe 1996 rape and murder of 19-year-old Stacey Stites in Bastrop County.


Stand With Texas Death Row Prisoner Rodney Reed.

DROP THE DATE! TEST ALL THE DNA!


By: Campaign to End the Death Penalty
Monday, July 14, 2014

The Campaign to End the Death Penalty, along with the family and supporters of Rodney Reed rejects the decision today to issue a death warrant for innocent Texas death row prisoner Rodney Reed for January 14, 2015.

We have long believed in Rodney’s innocence and, during a hearing today in Bastrop County, we once again heard of the multitude of evidence that could prove Rodney’s innocence if given a fair hearing either through a new trial or through the appeals process.

We learned today that the state has agreed to important but limited new DNA testing of some crime scene evidence – and that the defense is asking for even more DNA testing of several other items related to the crime scene.


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