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Black & Green Wed January 7, 2015— Killing State: Missouri & the Death Penalty

on Wed, 12/24/2014 - 4:55pm

Black & Green Wednesday

FORUM: Killing State: Missouri & the Death Penalty

WHEN: 7 pm, Wednesday, January 7, 2015

WHERE: Legacy Books and Café, 5249 Delmar (near Union) 63108

Zenobia Thompson, Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (MADP)

Kay Parish, Appeals Attorney

Belinda Long, Death Penalty Mitigation Specialist

Vera Thomas, Mother of Reggie Clemons

Margaret Phillips, Gateway Green Alliance, MADP [moderator]

Since November, 2013 Missouri has executed a man nearly every month. They include black men sentenced by all-white juries, men who have repented and have become model prison citizens, men whose sentence was disproportionate, and men of limited cognitive ability.  Missouri is not executing the “worst of the worst” and must stop.  As always, the death penalty reflects the prejudice of the economic/political system.  As in Ferguson, it is time to put a halt to legalized murder.