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Alabama Arise sets agenda toward helping poor
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A three-year moratorium on the death penalty in Alabama. "Alabama needs to make sure that money and race don't have a role in determining who winds up on death row," Forrister said. Sen. Hank Sanders, D-Selma, for years has sponsored a moratorium bill, ...
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BOB BLALOCK: Overriding unfairness in state's death penalty sentencing


BOB BLALOCK: Overriding Unfairness in state's death penalty sentencing

Bob Blalock discusses the case of Bobby Waldrop and the reason Judge Dale Segrest chose to override the jury's recommendation for Life Without Parole in his case.

The article includes commentary from EJI's Bryan Stevenson and comparison between Alabama's capital punishment system and those found in other states like Texas and Florida.

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OUR VIEW: Illinois ended capital punishment; Alabama should at least entertain a temporary break in executions to fix what's seriously wrong with our death penalty.


By Birmingham News editorial board

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn: No more death penalty in his state.

It took Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn two months to make a decision, but in the end, he made an appropriate and momentous choice: Last Wednesday, he signed a law abolishing the death penalty in his state.

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