StandDown Texas Project

The StandDown Texas Project identifies and advocates best practices in the criminal justice system. To stand down is to go off duty temporarily, especially to review safety procedures. That is what Texas needs to do with its death penalty.

Thursday, October 07, 2004

More Calls for Moratorium

In spite of widespread calls for a moratorium on executions from Harris County, two men sentenced to death from Houston were executed by the State of Texas this week. Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt, State Senator John Whitmire, and others have appealed to Governor Rick Perry to take action.

In the wake of those executions, newspapers are calling for a moratorium in editorials:

The Houston Chronicle has already weighed in with this editorial:


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