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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]



The Death Penalty Will Only Cause Me More PainMy brother, Robert James Kerr, was found lifeless, shirtless, barefoot, and without identification on July 12, 2003 in Everett, Washington. I am still waiting, four years later, for a suspect to be named and for justice to take its course. It has been agonizing for me to go through the pain and ... [Read More]
California Crime Victims for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (CCV)CCV seeks to identify, mobilize and empower the families, friends, and loved ones of murder victims who oppose 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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