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.

Monday, November 15, 2004

Texas Poll Shows Increased Concerns by Texans

The Scripps Howard Texas Poll shows continued growth of concern by Texans about the state's administration of the death penalty. The most recent poll shows that 70 % of those surveyed believe the state has executed innocent people. The poll also shows that 44 % believe a moratorium on executions is necessary now, along with a blue ribbon commission to examine what's wrong.

Here is a link to the Houston Chronicle's story with more details:


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