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The Week: Close to Death

  Over the past few weeks, my mind has never been far from death.  Last Friday, I delivered a letter from local clergy condemning Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins’ consistent pursuit of death sentences and then walked from Dallas to Fort Worth in protest and prayer.  Last Saturday, I stood before the hundreds of […]

Delivered Tonight: A Question for Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins

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“My question is for District Attorney Watkins.  My name is Jeff Hood.  I am a Baptist minister and I also serve on the Board of Directors of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.  I am particularly troubled by the case of our panelist Christopher Scott who was wrongfully convicted of capital murder and […]

The Start: A Faithful Pilgrimage to Abolish the Death Penalty

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  This morning we are gathered here in Dallas as a faith community to express our frustration at Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins.  We have grown tired of hearing about his moral opposition to the death penalty.  When people are being sentenced to death and executed…moral opposition to the death penalty is not enough.  […]

Letter to Dallas Co DA Craig Watkins from the TCADP Faith Community

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    February 21, 2014 Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins, Good morning.  We bring you greetings on behalf of the hundreds of faith leaders who have joined the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.  We must begin with commendations.  We commend you for your pursuit of exonerations.  We commend you for your honest […]

The Reason I Will Walk Prayerfully from Dallas to Fort Worth: Dallas County DA Craig Watkins, Tarrant County DA Joe Shannon, Jr. & the State of Texas’ Death Penalty

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  On February 21, 2014, I will walk prayerfully from Dallas to Fort Worth with my colleagues from the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Rev. Wes Magruder of the North Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and Lynn Walters of Hope for Peace and Justice.  Our Faithful Pilgrimage to Abolish the […]

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