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Media Coverage of 2015 Statewide Texas Lobby Day to Abolish the Death Penalty

Exonerated death row inmates fight execution in Texas

KVUE – ‎Mar 4, 2015‎
AUSTIN — Texas leads the nation in the frequency of the use of the death penalty, and every year, one state legislator works to abolish it. On Tuesday, Rep. Harold Dutton (D-Houston) filed bills, for the seventh time, that aim to abolish the death penalty in …

Death penalty opponents take uphill battle to end executions to the Texas Capitol

Dallas Morning News (blog) – ‎Mar 3, 2015‎
AUSTIN—Death row exonerees on Tuesday called for lawmakers to abolish the death penalty—a long-shot bid in Texas where capital punishment has broad support. Death penalty opponents declared it the “Day of Innocence,” with about two dozen …

The state of the death penalty in Texas

Dallas Morning News (blog) – ‎Mar 3, 2015‎
Today is the Statewide Texas Lobby Day to Abolish the Death Penalty at the state Capitol — a good time to revisit the state of capital punishment in Texas. This great graphic by DMN artist Michael Hogue gives a lot to chew on: As a reminder: “Getting it right …

Ex-death row inmates push to end Texas executions

Austin American-Statesman – ‎Mar 3, 2015‎
“I think Texas ought not be in the death penalty business until we get the systems fixed … until we can guarantee that no one who is executed is innocent,” Dutton said. “We’ll keep pushing it. For some legislators, at least we’re causing them to think about it a …

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Austin American-Statesman – ‎Mar 3, 2015‎
Texas State Rep. Harold Dutton speaks at a Capitol press conference to show his support to abolish the death penalty in Texas and call for a moratorium on the penalty. He has authored HB 1032 and HB 341 in hopes of doing just that. People with the …

Texas Lawmaker Wants State To Kill Death Penalty

KEYE TV – ‎Mar 3, 2015‎
On Tuesday, people who once faced a death sentence called on Texas lawmakers to end to the state’s death penalty. They were supporting House Bill 1032, proposed by State Representative Harold Dutton, which would abolish the death penalty in Texas.

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