death is always a greater horror than any other by
virtue of the methodical reasoning that precedes it.
French philosopher Albert Camus wrote that "capital
punishment is the most premeditated of murders".
"The United States' concept of justifiable
homicide/Executions in criminal law stands on
the dividing line between an excuse, justification and
an exculpation. In other words, it takes a case that
would otherwise have been a murder or another crime
representing intentional killing, and either excuses
or justifies the individual accused from all criminal
liability or treats the accused differently from other
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- It's not something a judge does every day,
but Judge Kevin Fine was clear in defending and explaining his own ruling.
"That is, we execute innocent people," he said Friday.
The remark was in response to his historic ruling Thursday which granted a
standard defense pre-trial motion to declare the death penalty unconstitutional.
Judge Fine, in a 15-minute speech, posed this rhetorical question.
"Whether we as a society, knowing that we execute innocent persons, desire
to continue to ignore that reality," he said.
Texas, Houston - March 2010
TV Commercial from Spain Featuring Exonerated
Death Row Inmates [HQ]
Four exonerated death-row inmates and long time SADP supporters
reunite in Santiago for a TV commercial featuring sports drink Aquarius. They
filmed for 6 days, sometimes for 18 hrs a day for these few seconds of air time.
The producers say that their message reached hundreds of millions of people in
Spain, Central, and South America.
Three of the four exonerated inmates featured in this commercial (Shujaa Graham,
Ron Keine, and Derrick Jamison) also participated in the 2010 Anti-Death Penalty
Alternative Spring Break organized by Students Against the Death Penalty. To
register for the 2011 Alternative Spring Break visit: