Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Do-it-yourself Death Penalty Vigil

UPDATE: Of course we are thrilled with the indefinite delay for this execution. Let's see if we can leverage this into a real moratorium!

Last night we gathered to vigil against the death penalty on the eve of the execution of Michael Morales. Except it didn't happen. It remains to be seen if the warden can find a lethal injection procedure that works by the end of today, but for those who missed our vigil or who feel they need to take a moment out of this evening for some additional reflection, light a candle and follow the links...

(For the religiously inclined, a prayer from Sister Helen Prejean and/or Psalm 25)

Governor George Ryan's speech announcing the commutation of the sentences of 167 Illinois death row inmates:
"I Must Act"

A poem by Jimmy Santiago Baca:
"I am offering this poem"

A President's Day quote to ponder: "There is no honorable way to kill, no gentle way to destroy. There is nothing good in war. Except its ending." -- Abraham Lincoln

Then visit the Amnesty site to take action.
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