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Federal Judge Says CA Death Penalty UnconstitutionalBush-appointed judge says "execution would offend the most-basic constitutional protections" [Read More]


DPF Appoints New Director of Community Outreach and EducationNew position to be filled by Former Program Coordinator David Crawford [Read More]


Infographic: The First Time We Ended the Death PenaltySaturday marks the anniversary of the ruling that struck down the death penalty. by David Crawford [Read More]



Aqeela Sherrills' son was murdered while home on winter breakThis month marks the sixth anniversary of my son Terrell's death. Terrell went to a party with friends in 2004 in an affluent neighborhood and was shot to death. He was home on winter break from Humboldt State University. Even though Terrell had never been involved with a gang, he became a victim ... [Read More]
International Campaign to End the Death PenaltyDeath Penalty Focus sits on the steering committee of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty.  [Read More]
Mimi Kennedy
Burbank, CA
When the state legislates murder to punish murder, there is no end to the cycle of violence. In our nation, the death penalty has long been an instrument of unequal justice, a temptation to indulge in the worst sins of our national spirit: fear, revenge, racism. Let's abolish it and end the cycle of violence.
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