Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Corretta Scott King

At our last death penalty vigil, held on Martin Luther King Day, we put the following quote on the front page of the program:
"As one whose husband and mother-in-law have died the victims of murder and assassination, I stand firmly and unequivocally opposed to the death penalty for those convicted of capital offenses, an evil deed is not redeemed by an evil deed of retaliation. Justice is never advanced in the taking of a human life. Morality is never upheld by a legalized murder." -- Corretta Scott King

The human rights movement has lost a great friend. Suggestions for celebrating her life: take action on our current death penalty case or read a book to a child.
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