While some legislators may need to twist into Gordian knots to reconcile their personal opposition with their need to remain electable, all but two agreed with us --- the death penalty needs to be abolished.Read More »
Becky O'Neil McBrayer's mother and step-father were murdered in 2006. On Oct. 20 she'll be in Spokane to share why she believes the death penalty should be abolished.Read More »
Spokane author Victoria Ann Thorpe, and a small group of supporters, began a 185-mile “Peace Journey” across the state Tuesday night — hoping their steps will lead to the end of the death penalty in Washington.Read More »
Beginning Sept. 3 Spokane resident Victoria Thorpe will lead an 18 and-a-half-day walk across the state to advocate for the abolition of the death penalty.
"Its purpose is to draw attention to the failure of the death penalty system; not only on the factual level, but as a tool designed to preserve our humanity it has only taken us further away," she said in a letter.Read More »
On June 5, at St. John’s Cathedral, five faiths were represented from a panel focusing on this specific question: Should Washington State abolish the death penalty?
This was a forum specially organized to address the issue from religious perspectives.Read More »
An interfaith panel slated for June 5 will explore why the death penalty should be repealed in Washington.
"Honoring Life: A Compassionate Discussion on the Death Penalty" will include five speakers from different faiths, who will discuss why they believe capital punishment is unacceptable for a compassionate, civilized people, according to event organizer Victoria Thorpe.Read More »