Entries tagged with “Just Mercy

Policy Issues

Innocence

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Race

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Nov 26, 2019

Death-Penalty Roles Inspire Actors to Take Stands for Social Justice, Against Death Penalty

Popular cul­ture has the poten­tial to change social atti­tudes, and actors in two eager­ly antic­i­pat­ed movies focus­ing on the death penal­ty are hop­ing that their films will do just that. In recent inter­views about their roles in the dra­mas Just Mercy and Clemency, actors Jamie Foxx, Alfre Woodard, and Aldis Hodge dis­cuss how those films inspired them to open up about their past and affect­ed their views on cap­i­tal punishment.

Policy Issues

Innocence

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International

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Prosecutorial Accountability

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Race

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Representation

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Lethal Injection

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Federal Death Penalty

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Oct 22, 2020

World and European Day Against the Death Penalty: Expert Panel Discusses Systemic Flaws in U.S. Death Penalty

Expressing the hope that we’ll be able to cel­e­brate very soon, togeth­er with the American peo­ple, the abo­li­tion of the death penal­ty in the United States,” European Union Ambassador to the United States Stavros Lambrinidis opened the EU in the USA and Council of the Europes vir­tu­al com­mem­o­ra­tion of World and European Day Against the Death Penalty.