As our Death Penalty Awareness Days activities wind down, the gears of justice are ramping up. Several exonerees have been released from prison this week after wrongful murder convictions, including Ricky Jackson, the longest-serving exoneree in US history.
This rundown from our friends at the Marshall Project discussed the happenings over the past few days:
This is the line: “None of the officers who I represent, no law enforcement officers I’m in contact with, are in favor of the repeal,” Calhoun says.
In truth, officers in Delaware can not speak out in favor of Death Penalty Repeal for fear of consequences from their superiors. We've had officers from DE come to our Town Hall meetings this week but not speak because job loss is a very real threat. We invited law enforcement from neighboring states, not as adversaries but as colleagues.
At DE Repeal, we would like nothing more than for law enforcement officers to be able to converse with one another and with Delaweareans on this subject. It's a matter of life and death.
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