Death Penalty

Sitting and working in a Nashville Starbucks, I am completely distraught. Yesterday, despite pleas from pacifists, justice seekers, Susan Sarandon, Sr. Helen Prejean, and even the freaking Pope, Georgia murdered Kelly Gissendaner, the first woman to experience state-sanctioned killing in the state in 70 years. Gissendaner was sentenced to die after her conviction for masterminding the […]

Two weeks is better than nothing. Oklahoma’s planned state-sanctioned killing of Richard Glossip will not happen today. A state appellate court announced a two-week delay to allow a review of new evidence that could prove the death row inmate’s innocence. Democracy Now reports Glossip’s lawyers filed an emergency request yesterday afternoon, and a stay was […]

Despite questions surrounding new evidence that could exonerate death-row inmate Richard Glossip, Oklahoma plans to murder him this afternoon. Glossip, convicted of hiring a contract killer in 1997, is scheduled to die at 3 pm. Anti-capital punishment crusaders say new evidence shows that the man who committed the 18-year-old murder (and is serving a life sentence […]

Early this week, the focus is on education and organizing for peace among lefty groups in Music City. Take some time to get involved with one or more of these activities. It’s your opportunity do your part to promote progressive values and help make Nashville and the world a better place.


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