Every capital murder, by definition, involves a horrible crime. And we acknowledge that the victims in these cases were loved and are missed by their families every single day. But even so, these cases were infected with the types of racial discrimination, prosecutorial misconduct, and unfair jury selection that we see in death penalty cases across the county. It’s … [Read more...] about KCADP Statement In Response To US Supreme Court Ruling In The Carr Appeals
The following persons are nominated for the KCADP Board election which will take place on October 15, 2022: Vice Chair: Ron Wurtz Treasurer: Robert Sanders Board of Directors: Steve Becker, Kelson Bohnet, Celeste Dixon, Brendan Fox, Willmar T. Harder, Marcus Rhodes, Moji Rosson, Teresa Woody. KCADP members will be able to participate in the election in … [Read more...] about Nominee Slate Announced!
At the October 15th Annual Meeting there is an amendment to the KCADP bylaws which will be presented for consideration of the KCADP members. The amendment deals with the maximum number of members of the board of directors. Currently the bylaws read: “There shall be no less than four (4) and no more than twelve (12) directors.” The proposed amendment is “There shall be … [Read more...] about Bylaws Change to be Considered at Oct. 15th Annual Meeting
KCADP is hosting “Investing in the Culture We Want: How the Death Penalty Shortchanges Public Safety” on Saturday October 15th, 2022 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Mother Teresa Parish Hall, North Topeka. This is the 2022 KCADP Abolition Conference and Annual Meeting. Many people are now aware that the death penalty costs far more than life in prison without the possibility of … [Read more...] about Join us October 15th for “Investing in the Culture We Want: How the Death Penalty Shortchanges Public Safety”
Join Us for this Special Event! Panelists: Peter Goerzen, Professor of Bible and Religion, Bethel College Donna Schneweis, Board Chair, KCADP Ron Wurtz, Retired Federal Public Defender, First Director of the Kansas Death Penalty Defense Unit Katie Rose Friesen Birkey, Bethel College Student Steven Becker, Former District Court … [Read more...] about Join Us September 10th!
Protecting prisoners’ rights and avoiding executions of innocent people in federal courts is nigh onto impossible. A man is on death row in part because of poor lawyering. Four federal judges have agreed the man may well be innocent but the Supreme Court couldn’t overturn his conviction or stop the state from executing him because of a Clinton-era law and the Supreme Court … [Read more...] about The US Supreme Court: “Finality” Can Be More Important Than Innocence Issues
The 2021 conference panelists all reside in Kansas. They all support abolition of the death penalty. Their personal histories are diverse—a teacher who is a murder victim family member, a conservative Republican who is a former supporter of the death penalty, a screen writer and film maker, a pastor, and a death penalty attorney. In … [Read more...] about United Against the Death Penalty: All Road Lead to Repeal
The nominee slate has been announced for the upcoming Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty Annual Meeting on November 6th. Nominees are: Officers: Chair Donna Schneweis and Secretary Meryl Carver-Allmond. Board Class: Sr. Therese Bangert, Hope Faflick Reynolds, Diane Garlock, Mike Poage, Chris Pumpelly, Al Terwelp (all 2 year terms) and Lacy Rohr and Marcus … [Read more...] about Nominee Slate Announced for 2021 Annual Meeting