Thursday, January 27, 2005

Rescued from Death Row

A Court TV production tonight tells the story of six people wrongly convicted of murder who were eventually cleared. Four of the cases are from Florida.

Tonight I will be TiVo-ing this presentation from Court TV. This film can remind us of why the Death Penalty should not be supported in its present state by Americans, especially Christians committed to justice and mercy.

However you feel about the death penalty in a "perfect world vacuum," which is the only way it can be justified, it is hard to deny the fact that the poor and ethnic minorities are sentenced much more frequently than those with access to good legal representation. I have called for a moratorium in the past and would love to see those who unequivocally support the death penalty watch this movie and hear the stories of those who have been victims of an unjust system.

link to story

link to film, starring Delroy Lindo, Danny Glover, Susan Sarandon, Aiden Quinn, Brian Dennehy

No comments: