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November, 2006



Transforming Tragedy

My parents are school teachers. Both taught in elementary schools while I was growing up. My father later became the principal of an elementary school, retiring in May, and my mother is currently a school librarian. My parents have dedicated their lives to the nurture and education of children–a noble but challenging task. When I was home in Dyersburg for Thanksgiving, I was watching the evening news and saw a story about another teacher whose lesson is not limited to reading, writing, or arithmetic but also include a powerful lesson in responding to violence.

Betty Lewing is a teacher in Lufkin, Texas–a state with a very high incarceration and execution rate, not known for its progressive responses to violent crime. Seven years ago, Betty’s daughter was kidnapped and raped. Obviously, Betty and her family were devastated. Betty needed a way to understand what had happened, and in her search for answers, began working in the prison. She was amazed to discover how many of the inmates were unable to read. Betty made a choice. She decided to respond to her personal tragedy, not by lashing out, but by teaching young people to read.

To date, Betty Lewing has taught 600 teenagers who were struggling to read the skills that they need to succeed. Perhaps even more importantly, Betty provides these youth, many from troubled homes, with a caring and consistent presence. Her students know that she is only a phone call away.

Betty Lufkin is an example of an ordinary person who made a choice–a choice to take a horrible tragedy and transform it into something healing, not only for herself but for untold numbers of people. Who knows how many lives have been changed, how many prison sentences have been avoided, because of Betty’s choice.

Click here to learn more about Betty’s story

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It’s So Easy

Not only easy, it’s exciting! What am I talking about, engaging in TCASK’s All I Want for Christmas is to Abolish the Death Penalty campaign. I just sent emails to 10 lucky friends and relatives requesting that, instead of buying me a Christmas present (that I probably don’t want anyway) this year, they make a tax-deductible donation to TCASK instead. If they all make a $25 contribution, we raise $250. If just ten of you (plus Stacy and I) do the same, we raise $3000! That would pay TCASK’s rent for the whole year!

And it is simple. Just click here to TCASK’s website, and fill out the very easy form. It will send email or postcard messages requesting the donation in lieu of your gift this year. So get it done before they go shopping! It’s easy, and what better present than abolishing the death penalty could there really be?

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A Mother’s Plea

Last week, Joyce House, whose son Paul House has spent the last twenty years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit, sent the following letter to Governor Phil Bredesen. With Joyce’s permission we are reproducing the letter in its entirety here:

Governor Phil Bredesen,
I am writing concerning my son, Paul House, who has been on death row for twenty years for a crime that he did not commit.
At the time of his trial there wasn’t DNA testing. He finally got a DNA test which proved that he didn’t rape her – the semen belonged to her husband.
Two witnesses have come forward stating that the husband admitted that they got into an argument and he killed her. Four other witnesses have corroborated the details of their story in 2002.
The blood found on his jeans has been proven that it came from the vials of blood taken from the victim after her death. There were four vials of blood, only 2 1/2 vials can be accounted for now. Forensic experts have stated that the blood on the jeans is from those vials.
All evidence has been disputed. He won in the 6th Circuit (7-4) and the 6th Circuit sent it back and asked the state to do the right thing. They did nothing for two years, until four more judges were appointed, then they sent it back to the 6th Circuit stating they “respectfully decline.” That wasn’t right.
In June, the highest court in the country – the U.S. Supreme Court – stated that no jury in this country would have ruled against Paul if they had heard all the evidence. The actual quote is “no reasonable juror – viewing the record as a whole – would have lacked a reasonable doubt.” When I heard that, I just knew Paul was coming home. I got his room ready, even made some of his favorite foods and put them in the freezer.
My son has M.S. and is desperately in need of medical treatment. I am still waiting for him to come home, but instead he is still sitting in prison, because the courts won’t admit they have made a mistake. They just keep doing nothing.
I feel that Paul has received two death sentences. One, the state of Tennessee can rectify.
Not knowing where else to turn, I am asking you as the head of our state to step up and say “enough is enough” and grant Paul a full pardon.
Please, Governor Bredesen, do the right thing and give my son back to me, so he can be home for Christmas.
I’ll be anxiously awaiting your reply.
Sincerely,
Joyce House
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You can all help get Joyce’s son home for Christmas. Write to Governor Bredesen at:
Governor’s Office
Tennessee State Capitol
Nashville, TN 37243-0001
Tell him:
  • The U.S. Supreme Court has said that Paul House is not guilty
  • The lower courts have ignored the deadlines for their rulings
  • Paul House suffers from a degenerative illness and is getting sicker
  • Regardless of one’s opinion about the death penalty, it is wrong to hold an innocent man on death row
  • Please issue a full pardon for Paul House

For more information about Paul House’s case, click here, or attend the December TCASK Chapter meeting in your area, where we will be watching the 60 Minutes story on Paul House and writing to the Governor.

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Inside- Outside

Creating policy change ain’t easy. Especially changing ingrained policy like the death penalty. We need to convince our policy-makers that it’s the right thing to do and then we need to convince them that there is political space for them to do it, by demonstrating support from their constituents. Like I said, it ain’t easy.

So how do we do it? With an inside-outside strategy. That is to say that our legislators need to be hearing about the death penalty and how flawed a system it really is from outside the capitol in their districts and from inside the chambers of the legislature. Now, we at TCASK are primarily organizers. We go out and meet people where they live, pray, and work and mobilize and empower them to take action against the death penalty. That’s why I’ve been all across the state, from Memphis to Johnson City, this year, talking to groups and meeting with individuals to develop working groups to fight against the death penalty. So that’s the outside.

But the inside end of our work can be difficult too. And I just said that I’m an organizer. This generally means that I’m not up on the hill day in and day out. I don’t have years of experience and personal relationships with legislators built up. So we need to find someone who does.

Fortunately, we are blessed with a wonderful group of legislative partners who have exactly the experience, relationships, and skills as lobbyists to provide the inside part of the strategy. Yesterday, we sat down with our legislative partners from the Catholic Public Policy Commission, the ACLU, NAMI, and TACDL, to talk strategy, hash out the specifics of the bill, and figure out questions about sponsorship. And these folks know what they are talking about. They know the legislature inside and out. They can talk to legislative leaders behind the scenes to guarantee that an effective and fair study commission is nominated. And they can go to prospective sponsors and get in the door to pitch the bill way more easily than I could.

So, in a few weeks, two of these terrific lobbyists will approach one of our prospective sponsors with our draft of the bill. And today, I’ll be contacting our supporters in their district to get them to write their legislator and let him know that folks in the district want this to happen. And that’s how we work an inside-outside strategy to git er dun!

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Creature Comforts

I don’t like to stereotype, but there is something to be said for a “woman’s touch” to the office. I am simply (and probably very lightly) put not a decorator. My taste, as anyone who has seen me dress, is horrendous, and I just don’t worry much about my surroundings. Now since Stacy has come into the office, we’ve had a much more decorative leader. And she’s been bringing in plants and pictures. Now, on Sunday, it’s time for the big move, we are (drum roll please) reorganizing the office. We’re moving Stacy to a private office where she can do all her important Executive Director things, and rearranging the other desks and furniture to create a more friendly and functional office environment, including a meeting and eating area, a resources area, and at least 3 work stations so we can bring in new staff (we hope) as well as interns and regular volunteers.

And there are lots of opportunities for volunteers. We need someone (or lots of someones) to help us with updating our database for the legislative session, because as we go into it, we need to know how many supporters we have in each legislative district, and we need to be able to contact them. Database work isn’t the most exciting thing in the world, but it’s something that makes a huge impact on our work and even the shy and retiring can do it. We need people to work on developing materials around specific cases, and to help with long-term projects, like the Circle of Grace program. We need people to make phone calls on a regular basis. We even need people to help us move furniture on Sunday.


And last, but not least, we need some wonderful person to donate a small couch to the TCASK office. You see, we work very long hours a lot of the time, and when we’re talking strategy, or reading case briefings, or making phone calls, it can be really nice to have something other than a straight-backed chair to sit in. Plus it makes the office so much more homey (our last office had a couch, and I even choreographed a little dance to celebrate it). The more comfortable we are in our office, the more efficiently we can all work to end the death penalty once and for all and shut this office down!

Fairly, there are numerous aspects you would like to think about medications. All discount medicaments save money, but few online drugstores offer better deals than other online drugstores. There isn’t anything you can’t order online anymore. Remedies like Deltasone ordinarily is used to treat diseases such as eye problems. Glucocorticoids naturally occurring steroids, which are easily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. There are varied drugs for every conditions. Cialis is a remedy prescribed to treat many illnesses. What do you already know about long term side effects of cialis? What consumers talk about how long does it take for cialis to take effect? A general sexual complaint among men is the erectile dysfunction. Sexual problems mostly signal deeper problems: low libido or erectile malfunction can be the symptom a strong soundness problem such as heart trouble. Albeit the erectile dysfunction itself isn’t necessarily dangerous, erectile disfunction is sometimes one of the early warning symptoms of other underlying soundness conditions that can be highly dangerous. Unfortunately nearly all over-the-counter medicines have sometimes dangerous aftereffects, from muscle aches to death. If you buy any erectile dysfunction medicaments like Cialis, check with a physician that they are sure to take with your other drugs. Do not take unwanted medications. Take Cialis to your local chemist’s shop which will dispose of them for you.

What’s in a Name?

The legislative session is fast approaching. Seriously, tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and then we come back and have just a few weeks before Christmas, and then we party on New Year’s and just as we’re recovering, BANG! the session is off and running. Which means, if you haven’t set up a meeting with your legislator yet to talk about the dangerous inherent flaws in the capital punishment system, you should get on that, but it also means that for us in the state office, we need to get together with our legislative partners and plot out our strategy to pass legislation this session!

So on Monday, I’ll meet with our legislative partners (there are a lot of folks interested in the death penalty, by the way, including The Catholic Public Policy Commission, the ACLU, the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Tennessee Justice Project, and the NAACP) and we’ll go over our bill, our work to pass it, and our potential legislative allies and opposition. What does that mean? It means that today I am re-working or bill after having asked some wonderful people at Equal Justice USA and New Jerseyans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty for some feedback. Then I’ll present those changes to our legislative partners and we’ll begin our work.

Crafting a moratorium bill can be difficult as we want to find common ground with as many other groups as possible and ensure that the people who are not abolitionists (TACDL, NAMI, the Justice Project) can support the bill and get behind it. What do we call the bill? Because that’s the name that legislators will hear. We want the title to include words that everyone can get behind, words like justice, fairness, and equality. Those are universal ideals that we can all agree on. The moratorium bill from last year did this somewhat, but I think that we can do it more effectively in this year’s draft – the one that’s going to pass. And we want to ensure that the study commission is a fair one, with all the key players and experts involved, and will look at all the necessary documents in order to generate a truly complete report on the system.

So buckle up, because the session is going to start and it’s going to be time for TCASK activists to hit the phones, the internet, and the halls of the legislature to let our representatives know that it is time to stand up for justice!

Fairly, there are numerous aspects you would like to think about medications. All discount medicaments save money, but few online drugstores offer better deals than other online drugstores. There isn’t anything you can’t order online anymore. Remedies like Deltasone ordinarily is used to treat diseases such as eye problems. Glucocorticoids naturally occurring steroids, which are easily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. There are varied drugs for every conditions. Cialis is a remedy prescribed to treat many illnesses. What do you already know about long term side effects of cialis? What consumers talk about how long does it take for cialis to take effect? A general sexual complaint among men is the erectile disfunction. Sexual problems mostly signal deeper problems: low libido or erectile disfunction can be the symptom a strong health problem such as heart trouble. Albeit the erectile disfunction itself isn’t necessarily dangerous, erectile disfunction is sometimes one of the early warning symptoms of other underlying soundness conditions that can be very much dangerous. Unfortunately nearly all over-the-counter medicines have sometimes dangerous aftereffects, from muscle aches to death. If you buy any erectile malfunction medicaments like Cialis, check with a physician that they are sure to take with your other drugs. Do not take unwanted medications. Take Cialis to your local chemist’s shop which will dispose of them for you.

Lord, “Grant” Us…

Today is my first official day to blog. In fact, today is my first time ever to blog! Alex has been patiently waiting for this day to arrive; and, lo and behold, it is here at last. I have now been the Interim Executive Director of TCASK for a month and five days and am excited about what has been accomplished this year. Even more exciting are the strides we will make in Tennessee in 2007 as we begin our strongest push ever for a legislative moratorium in the next session. I have spent a good deal of my time this last month focusing on our financial footing and specifically have been working on a major grant for TCASK. The finishing touches have just been completed, and the grant went in the mail today! Oh Lord, grant us!

As I am already entertaining thoughts of turkey and dressing today, I also reflect upon the many people for which I am thankful:

  • for Alex Wiesendanger, my colleague, whose energy and vision amaze me
  • for Amy Staples, the Chair of the TCASK board, whose leadership is inspiring
  • for James Staub, Vice Chair of the board, who is infinitely patient and helpful with my technological challenges
  • for chapters in Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Rutherford County, and at MTSU who are dedicated to ending the death penalty
  • for each and every volunteer and donor to TCASK who enable us to do the work that needs to be done
  • for people like Joyce House, Hector and Susie Black, Clemmie Greelee, Regina Hockett, Charlie Strobel and others who are willing to share their painful stories in order to change minds and hearts concerning the death penalty

Of course, there are so many other people to thank, but I don’t have the room! What I am most thankful for this year is that I have been given the opportunity to dedicate my full time work and ministry to the abolition of the death penalty in my home state. I am grateful for the many people with whom I share this work and look forward to what we will do together in the months ahead. Hopefully, the Lord will grant us in whatever ways we need granting!!!

Fairly, there are numerous aspects you would like to think about medications. All discount medicaments save money, but few online drugstores offer better deals than other online drugstores. There isn’t anything you can’t order online anymore. Remedies like Deltasone ordinarily is used to treat diseases such as eye problems. Glucocorticoids naturally occurring steroids, which are easily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. There are varied drugs for every conditions. Cialis is a remedy prescribed to treat many illnesses. What do you already know about long term side effects of cialis? What consumers talk about how long does it take for cialis to take effect? A general sexual complaint among men is the erectile disfunction. Sexual problems mostly signal deeper problems: low libido or erectile dysfunction can be the symptom a strong health problem such as core trouble. Albeit the erectile disfunction itself isn’t necessarily dangerous, erectile dysfunction is sometimes one of the early warning symptoms of other underlying heartiness conditions that can be very dangerous. Unfortunately nearly all over-the-counter medicines have sometimes dangerous aftereffects, from muscle aches to death. If you buy any erectile disfunction medicaments like Cialis, check with a physician that they are sure to take with your other drugs. Do not take unwanted medications. Take Cialis to your local chemist’s shop which will dispose of them for you.

Harry Simpson Rocks My World!

Paul House is now in his 21st year on Tennessee’s death row for a crime he didn’t commit, even after the U. S. Supreme Court said he was innocent back in July. With the holidays, and family times approaching, we at TCASK thought it might be a good time for Tennesseans to remember that Joyce House may once again be denied her son during the holidays. So earlier in the day I sent out an email to a few people around the state who have often written letters to the editor about maybe writing one about House’s case.

And this afternoon, less than six hours after my email, I got the following email from my friend Harry:

Submitted letters to editor to Tennessean and the City Paper this afternoon.

Harry

Now how is that for membership that rocks!? Harry’s been a key member of the Nashville TCASK Chapter for about a year now. He’s been the unofficial TCASK photographer, worked for justice at Justice Day on the Hill, and turned out for protests against the execution of Daryl Holton. So I just wanted to give Harry a shout out so everyone (or the 30 people who read this blog) can know how much we appreciate him.

Now, for all you other people, get out there and be like Harry! He can git er dun!

Fairly, there are numerous aspects you would like to think about medications. All discount medicaments save money, but few online drugstores offer better deals than other online drugstores. There isn’t anything you can’t order online anymore. Remedies like Deltasone ordinarily is used to treat diseases such as eye problems. Glucocorticoids naturally occurring steroids, which are easily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. There are varied drugs for every conditions. Cialis is a remedy prescribed to treat many illnesses. What do you already know about long term side effects of cialis? What consumers talk about how long does it take for cialis to take effect? A general sexual complaint among men is the erectile disfunction. Sexual problems mostly signal deeper problems: low libido or erectile disfunction can be the symptom a strong health problem such as heart trouble. Albeit the erectile malfunction itself isn’t necessarily dangerous, erectile dysfunction is sometimes one of the early warning symptoms of other underlying soundness conditions that can be very much dangerous. Unfortunately nearly all over-the-counter medicines have sometimes dangerous aftereffects, from muscle aches to death. If you buy any erectile dysfunction medicaments like Cialis, check with a physician that they are sure to take with your other drugs. Do not take unwanted medications. Take Cialis to your local chemist’s shop which will dispose of them for you.

Neither Rain, Nor Sleet, Nor Snow. . . or When it Rains, Make Rainolade

For anyone who was extremely disappointed with the lack of posts to this blog yesterday, my apologies, but I hope you will forgive us, since we spent the day in Knoxville. I met with the Catholic Diocese of East Tennessee in the morning and then Stacy and I spent the afternoon with lawyers for Paul House and E. J. Harbison (a link on this shocking case will be coming to the TCASK website soon). In the evening, I spoke at St. John Neumann in Knoxville with Hector Black and Joyce House (see our previous post “Dream Team”).

The weather was really ugly yesterday, raining, and storming, and Joyce called me in the afternoon to ask if the talk was still on. But, this son of a mailman is not going to cancel speaking engagements due to inclement weather. Sadly, everyone doesn’t feel the same. We had initially been scheduled to speak to a group of adults from the church, but with such terrible weather, only a few showed up. Never mind! We co-opted two teenage religious education classes to beef up the audience and the newly enlarged group was privileged to hear the amazing stories that Hector and Joyce have to tell. And those stories, stories of forgiveness and hope, move people.

So we had a small audience, but we had a mobilized audience. And that can mean a lot. In this case, it means that people want to have us back to speak with the entire parish. And it means that a member of the parish council is interested in bringing a moratorium resolution to the council and putting St. John Neumann on record as supporting a time out on executions.

As the saying goes, never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world; in fact it’s the only thing that ever has. It may be rainy and stormy, but we will continue to speak to groups small and large and find the most effective ways to move those people to take effective steps toward abolition.

Fairly, there are numerous aspects you would like to think about medications. All discount medicaments save money, but few online drugstores offer better deals than other online drugstores. There isn’t anything you can’t order online anymore. Remedies like Deltasone ordinarily is used to treat diseases such as eye problems. Glucocorticoids naturally occurring steroids, which are easily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. There are varied drugs for every conditions. Cialis is a remedy prescribed to treat many illnesses. What do you already know about long term side effects of cialis? What consumers talk about how long does it take for cialis to take effect? A general sexual complaint among men is the erectile disfunction. Sexual problems mostly signal deeper problems: low libido or erectile malfunction can be the symptom a strong soundness problem such as heart trouble. Albeit the erectile malfunction itself isn’t necessarily dangerous, erectile dysfunction is sometimes one of the early warning symptoms of other underlying heartiness conditions that can be very much dangerous. Unfortunately nearly all over-the-counter medicines have sometimes dangerous aftereffects, from muscle aches to death. If you buy any erectile malfunction medicaments like Cialis, check with a physician that they are sure to take with your other drugs. Do not take unwanted medications. Take Cialis to your local chemist’s shop which will dispose of them for you.

Law and Action

Tonight I head to Knoxville to meet with the Knoxville TCASK chapter and help facilitate a planning session to mobilize the Knoxville city council to call on the state government to enact a moratorium on executions until we can be guaranteed that the system is applied fairly. We have some work to do (both in the state office and the Knoxville chapter) to expand our work to all of the Knoxville area. To do that, I’ll be meeting with the Catholic Diocese of Knoxville on
Wednesday morning.

That same day, in the afternoon, Stacy and I will be meeting with a number of lawyers in the Federal Public Defenders office around a number of cases. I can’t stress enough how important these partnerships are to our work. Especially in Tennessee, the incredible lawyers working in the appellate process are the dike holding back the flood of over 100 executions that could happen. Secondly, the lawyers are the absolutely experts on the cases. They can offer the most information and access to facts that allow us to frame any particular execution as a part of the larger debate on the utility of the death penalty as a public policy.

TCASK’s working model for prepping for a case looks like this. When we see that a case will be coming up (an execution date is likely to be set) we sit down with the lawyers working the case (when we can get all the parties together) and talk through the facts of the case. We talk about the public framing that will work best for us, and see how that plays in to the legal strategy that the lawyers are working on. Then we at TCASK put together our case summary (you can see some of those case summaries here) which we then send to the lawyers to make sure that it isn’t factually inaccurate and doesn’t get in the way of the legal strategy. In other words, we find the best public frame within the confines of the legal strategy put forward by the attorneys (the last thing we want is to screw up a legal strategy designed to protect a person from execution).

This model hasn’t been in place very long, but so far it has worked well. We’ll be putting it into place tomorrow on the case of E.J. Harbison and Paul House. But mostly we hope to eventually never have to have these meetings again, after we end the use of the death penalty.

Fairly, there are numerous aspects you would like to think about medications. All discount medicaments save money, but few online drugstores offer better deals than other online drugstores. There isn’t anything you can’t order online anymore. Remedies like Deltasone ordinarily is used to treat diseases such as eye problems. Glucocorticoids naturally occurring steroids, which are easily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. There are varied drugs for every conditions. Cialis is a remedy prescribed to treat many illnesses. What do you already know about long term side effects of cialis? What consumers talk about how long does it take for cialis to take effect? A general sexual complaint among men is the erectile dysfunction. Sexual problems mostly signal deeper problems: low libido or erectile dysfunction can be the symptom a strong health problem such as soul trouble. Albeit the erectile dysfunction itself isn’t necessarily dangerous, erectile dysfunction is sometimes one of the early warning symptoms of other underlying health conditions that can be very much dangerous. Unfortunately nearly all over-the-counter medicines have sometimes dangerous aftereffects, from muscle aches to death. If you buy any erectile dysfunction medicaments like Cialis, check with a physician that they are sure to take with your other drugs. Do not take unwanted medications. Take Cialis to your local chemist’s shop which will dispose of them for you.