The Sojourners for Abolition and Reconciliation have completed their 300-mile trek across North Carolina. Congratulations to Scott Bass and everyone else who took to the streets to raise awareness about the death penalty.
The Judiciary I committee of the North Carolina House of Representatives has approved the Racial Justice Act, bringing the state one step closer to addressing the problem of racial bias in the administration of the death penalty. Media reports are here and here.
The Racial Justice Act is expected to be heard by the full House next week. You can follow the bill via the Twitter page of the North Carolina Coalition for a Moratorium.
1 – Matthew Eric Wrinkles (IN)
9 – Michael DeLozier (OK)
14 - John Fautenberry (OH)
14 – Paul Warner Powell (VA)
16 – Kenneth Mosley (TX)
21 – Marvallous Keene (OH)
23 – Roderick Newtown (TX)
28 – Clifton Lamar Williams (TX – stayed)
28 – Junious Diggs (PA – stay likely)
30 - Ralph Trent Stokes (PA – stay likely)