The late New York governor made it his mission to speak up for a moral politics and governance.
After his release from death row for a crime he did not commit, Tibbs found a sense of purpose and community as an anti-death-penalty activist.
As Kimberly McCarthy was put to death—the 500th Texas prisoner executed since 1982—protesters and crime victims alike came to bear witness.
A decade after Illinois Governor George Ryan emptied death row and pardoned four innocent men who were tortured by police under Commander Jon Burge, the city of Chicago has not admitted to its collective crimes.
For family members of death row prisoners, including those who have been executed, gatherings like the March for Abolition are a critical lifeline, and a link to a desperately needed community.
After mourning, fight back by helping these four groups redouble their efforts to abolish capital punishment in the US.
Here's my stab at a list of the top ten songs ever written in opposition to capital punishment.
Student involvement in the Troy Davis case has been especially strong.
Even with just two weeks left, the fight to save Davis' life is winnable.