The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a case this term that will impact whether the state of Texas executes Rodney Reed for capital murder – even though it appears another man has confessed to committing the crime.
To mark the 40th anniversary of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal being sentenced to death, the film “Long Distance Revolutionary” was screened in Atlanta July 3. After decades of political and legal struggle, Mumia’s death sentence was overturned, although he remains incarcerated in Pennsylvania’s hellholes called prisons.
Recently released Black liberation leader, Jalil Montaqim was a special guest and encouraged all efforts to free Mumia.
A South Carolina man facing a firing squad. An ailing 78-year-old who spent 30 years on death row. A Texas mother whose conviction has been widely questioned.
Four high-profile executions scheduled in just over a week, including a Texas man put to death Thursday night and another granted a stay in Tennessee, have renewed attention on the U.S. death penalty. But experts say the cases stand in relief partly because executions have declined to historic lows.