Sedley Alley's Execution: One Year Later
Sadly, today marks the one year anniversay of Tennessee's execution of Sedley Alley, making Alley the second man to be executed in Tennessee since the state's resumption of the death penalty. Today, we remember not only Sedley Alley, but all those who lives have been taken by homicide, particularly Suzanne Marie Collins, Philip Workman, and Lieutenant Ronald Oliver.
This day we also remember those left behind: the families of murder victims and those who have been executed who continue to live with deep pain and loss. We pray that they may experience God's peace, even in the midst of their grief, and that healing would come with each new day.
I received an email from April McIntyre, Sedley Alley's daughter, who wanted me to share a few words with all of you. She writes, "I want to thank everyone who supported my dad last year. If it wasn't for the love and support we received, I don't think I could have made it through."
Keep up with TCASK organizing on the TCASK Blog - tcask: on the road to abolition - a typically good entry can be found at: http://tcask.blogspot.com/2007/06/speaking-of-crazy-fred-thompson-weighs.html and starts out: So it turns out Fred Thompson actually is a lawyer (he doesn't just play one on TV), but apparently that doesn't mean that he has any real understanding of the machinations of the nation's capital punishment system .... Check it out today!
Tennessee Coalition to Abolish State Killing
PO Box 120552
Nashville, TN 37212
"The death penalty is a public policy that fails
victims, the accused and our core constitutional
value of fairness. The best solution is to use
alternatives and simply abolish the death penalty."