I have been told that the violent death of a loved one is one of the most difficult situations for individuals and family members to recover from, if they ever do. Many do not. Many are plagued with catastrophic diseases and die prematurely due to their inability to overcome their deep grief. Others spend the […]
Earlier today, August 24, 2012, a jury in Bexar County (San Antonio) rejected the death penalty for Lorenzo Thompson, who was convicted of the 2010 capital murder of Vanessa Pitts, an Air Force basic training graduate he had robbed at a gas station. According to the San Antonio Express-News (“Jurors quickly reject death penalty for […]
Juan Roberto Melendez-Colon, who survived nearly 18 years on death row for a crime he did not commit, will share his story of wrongful conviction and ultimate exoneration with people of faith, students, and community members throughout San Antonio from April 12-15, 2012.
More than 120 anti-death penalty advocates from across Texas will gather this Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio for the annual conference of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP). This event, “Seizing the Momentum – Creating the Climate for Change,” will feature workshops and a panel discussion on the impact of Texas’ changing demographics on the death penalty.
The TCADP Board of Directors is pleased to announce the following 2012 TCADP Annual Award Winners, who will be recognized at the 2012 TCADP Annual Conference – Seizing the Momentum… Creating the Climate for Change on February 18, 2012 at the University of the Incarnate Word Sky Room. Please make plans to join us in celebrating […]
Last night, Thursday, October 27, 2011, the State of Texas executed Frank Garcia for the 2001 murder of his wife, Jessica Garcia, and San Antonio police officer Sgt. Hector Garza during a domestic disturbance. Jessica Garcia was the mother of two young children. Sgt. Garza was a 25-year Police Department veteran and father of five. Read […]
Tonight at the Laurie Auditorium of Trinity University, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, seven prominent San Antonio-area religious leaders will take center stage to engage in a critical dialogue with each other – and with the public – about the death penalty. Moderated by Karen Clifton, Executive Director of the Catholic Mobilizing Network, “The Religious Leaders Dialogue on the Death Penalty” will explore perspectives on the death penalty in a community with deep religious roots.
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