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United Methodists Call for Abolition of the Death Penalty in Texas

The Worldwide United Methodist Church sent a message to Texas during the General Conference held in Ft. Worth, TX. The General Conference passed a resolution calling for the specific abolition of the death penalty in Texas. The United Methodist Church has had a position against the use of the death penalty for more than 50 […]

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"At the Death House Door" World Premiere

A number of TCADP board members and supporters attended the debut Sunday afternoon at the Paramount theatre in Austin, TX. The debut was well attended and well received. It is a great film. Do your best to attend a screening or see it when it airs on the Independent Film Channel, May 29! As dates […]

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Bexar County DA says Cantu was not Innocent

Susan Reed, Bexar County DA has concluded that Ruben Cantu was justifiably executed in 1993. DA Reed refused to have an independent investigation of this case after questions about his guilt were raised by the Houston Chronicle in 2005. The DA insisted on handling the investigation despite the fact that she was a former Judge […]

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Does Texas REALLY Care for its children?

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst confuses me. This morning coming into Austin, KUT reported the Lt Gov was fighting the extension of the application for the CHIP program (Children’s Health Insurance) from 6 months to 12 months. He only wants children who really need the help to be on the list, and that is better determined […]

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What are we doing?

Napoleon Beasley’s Last Statement is posted in the TCADP office. It captures very well, the shortcomings of a criminal justice system that invests so much in the death penalty. Napoleon Beasley’s Last Statement, May 28, 2002:The act I committed to put me here was not just heinous, it was senseless. But the person that committed […]