Educators for Troy, a Chicago-based ad hoc group of educators, activists and artists, invites everyone who visits this site to use this section of our blog to share your thoughts, ideas and the actions that you are/will take to abolish the death penalty.

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Let’s work together to abolish the death penalty.


2 responses to “Feedback”

  1. Michelle VanNatta says :

    In my Law and Society class, with college juniors, over two days, we watched the Amnesty International four part videos on the case. These led to a useful discussion about human rights, the clemency process, the trial process, the way the appeals system (does not) work in the United States, problems with eye witness testimony, and the role of execution in the US. We discussed how racism manifests in the criminal legal system through exploitation of and intimidation of witnesses of color, use of “code words” in the prosecution process to draw on racist constructs from the media and popular culture to create an impression of guilt, the criminalization of entire communities of color, and the assumption of guilt of defendants of color.

    If these videos are not posted elsewhere on this site, you may access them at where they are posted to youtube.

  2. FreeReggie says :

    Such a miscarriage of justice. Another case that would work for your curriculum is the Reggie Clemons case out of St. Louis, MO who is also on Death Row, He has a hearing coming up March 5, 2012. The twist in this case is that the charges that were used to convict him of murder were later dropped but he is still sitting on death row. This his 20th year.

    You can learn more about the case at:

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