Thirty years ago today, December 7, 1982, the State of Texas officially resumed executions, putting Charlie Brooks to death for the 1976 murder of David Gregory. That was also the […]
Category: capital punishment
On May 21, 2012, a Dallas County jury determined that Roderick Harris should be sentenced to death for the murder of Alfredo Gallardo during a 2009 robbery. According to the Dallas […]
This week, two major Texas newspapers featured op-eds calling for the abolition of the death penalty. In the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (“‘Myth of violence’ drives capital punishment,” May 1, 2012), […]
In upholding the revised capital punishment statutes of several states back in 1976, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized two main purposes of the death penalty: 1.) deterrence (to stop people […]
Last night, February 29, 2012, the State of Texas executed George Rivas. It was the second execution of the year in Texas and the sixth nationwide. Rivas was convicted and […]
TCADP 2011 Annual Report: Texas Carries Out Fewest Executions Since 1996
Today, December 15, 2011, the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP) released its annual report, Texas Death Penalty Developments in 2011: The Year in Review. According to the report, executions in Texas dropped to the lowest number since 1996 and death sentences remained at a historic low level this year.
TCADP Founder David Atwood wrote the following essay to explain why he and long-time activist Dick Gregory felt obligated to protest the execution of Lawrence Brewer, as part of their […]
On Tuesday, September 28th, 7 PM, at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 2140 Allandale Road, Austin there will be a panel discussion about capital punishment featuring three individuals who view it from very different and unique perspectives.