Left to right: Demetrius Minor, Dalton Glasscock, Michael Birzer Saturday November 11th, KCADP members gathered in person and online to hear strong statements in support of ending Kansas' death penalty. Dalton Glasscock, newly elected Wichita City Council member for Southwest Wichita, spoke of his own change of heart on the … [Read more...] about KCADP Members Gather for “Confronting Crime: Open Discussions on Public Safety and Capital Punishment”
The following persons are nominated for the KCADP Board election which will take place on November 11, 2023. Chair: Donna Schneweis Secretary: Pastor Willmar Harder Board of Directors: 2 year terms: Sam Allison-Natale Sr. Therese Bangert Diane Garlock Lara Giordano Michael Poage Chris Pumpelly Al Terwelp One year terms: Bria Nelson Erin … [Read more...] about Nominee Slate Announced!
Register Today! KCADP Annual Meeting and Abolition Conference! Saturday November 11, 2023 1 to 3 p.m. in person at FireWorx, 500 S. Topeka St, Wichita, Kansas Zoom option available Register Today! Speakers Demetrius Minor—National Manager for Conservatives Concerned About the Death … [Read more...] about Register Today for the November 11th KCADP Conference!
Is the death penalty “the best” Kansas has to offer families who have lost loved ones to homicide? Does capital punishment address the needs of traumatized communities whose sense of safety has been violated? A recent KCADP webinar, "Reexamining Justice: How Restorative Principles Can End the Death Penalty in Kansas”, addressed these questions and … [Read more...] about Reexamining Justice: Healing the Harm after Homicide
Register today for "Confronting Crime: Open Discussions on Public Safety and Capital Punishment”. This is KCADP's Annual Meeting and Abolition Conference. The location will be FireWorx, 500 S. Topeka St, Wichita, KS. Date is November 11th, 2023. Time 1 to 3 p.m. Speakers: Demetrius Minor of Conservatives Concerned About the … [Read more...] about “Confronting Crime: Open Discussions on Public Safety and Capital Punishment”
Speakers are Todd Lehman and Celeste Dixon. Mr. Lehman is the Executive Director of Offender Victim Ministries of Kansas. Ms. Dixon is a Kansas resident whose mother Marguerite was murdered in Texas. The person charged with the murder was convicted and sentenced to death and ultimately executed. Our panelists for this event will explore the … [Read more...] about Reexamining Justice: How Restorative Principles Can End the Death Penalty in Kansas
On July 1st, Kansas entered its twenty ninth year of a capital punishment law on the books again. Passed by the legislature and allowed by Governor Joan Finney to become law without her signature, the bill was accompanied by many hopes and promises of its supporters. “We’ll get it right and not be like those other states.” “We’ll fund the public … [Read more...] about The Kansas Death Penalty at 29: What do the years tell us?
As noted in our newsletter, KCADP is one of the many individuals and groups affected by the temporary closure of the downtown Topeka post office on May 27th. The Post Office staff indicate that for now the KCADP address will stay the same (PO Box 2065, Topeka, Kansas 66601). There is mention of an upcoming meeting to discuss plans and get community feedback. If that leads … [Read more...] about KCADP Address Stays the Same…for now at least!
Our Response to Murder: Revenge? Or Support and Healing? In the 1994 Kansas legislative session, the question again arose – what should be the response to the most serious form of murder? Prison or execution? In response, Bill Lucero, KCADP founder and murder victim family member, told the House Federal and State Affairs Committee, “The death penalty … [Read more...] about Tree of Healing
There are many practical reasons to support death penalty abolition in Kansas. They include the following: Cost: A 2014 study by the Kansas Judicial Council Death Penalty Advisory Committee found defense and district court costs are 3-4 times more for cases where the death penalty is sought than for similar cases where it is not sought. Even when … [Read more...] about Why Abolition Makes Sense