Missourians for Alternatives To The Death Penalty – Update On Missouri Death Penalty Cases
Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the use of the death penalty in the state of Missouri.
A couple years ago the state of Missouri set an aggressive schedule of one execution a month. That schedule was eventually derailed by charges of illegal purchases of the drug used to commit the executions and constitutional concerns of cruel and unusual punishment due to the use of the drug. Since that time executions in Missouri have been few and far between with Governor Greitens stopping one execution because of concerns of innocence.
Host Craig Lubow talks with Staci Pratt Executive Director of Missourians for Alternatives To The Death Penalty. She will update us on pending Death Penalty cases and executions in Missouri.
Staci Pratt – Executive Director
Esmie Tseng – Administrative Assistant
6320 Brookside Plaza, #185, Kansas City MO 64113
Website – http://www.madpmo.org/
Replay – Projects for 2017 from the ACLU in Kansas and Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
This interview was first broadcast February 6, 2017 and was a look at what might happen with executions in Missouri and voting rights in Kansas. Now Doug Bonney of the ACLU in Kansas has retired and Kris Kobach is running for governor. While Missouri is still committed to executing prisoners on death row, new Governor Eric Grietens has stopped one execution at least temporarily.
Host Craig Lubow talks with Doug Bonney, Lead Litigator for the ACLU in Kansas and Cathleen Burnett of Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty about legislative and legal prospects for their causes in 2017.
The JoJR Calendar for December 4th
The Criminal Justice Task Force will meet Monday December 4th has been canceled, they are arranging for their January meeting.
Communities Creating Opportunity presents Where Do We Go From Here? KC’s Black White Divide. Vicki Noteis, Alvin Brooks, Khadijah Hardaway, and Deborah Scott will discuss how Kansas City arrived at a place where Black Kansas Citians are more likely to be born poor, attend underfunded schools, and struggle with unemployment, under-employment, and what solutions are necessary to overcome these inequalities and injustices. You can join them Thursday, December 7 from 6:30pm-8pm at St. Mark Hope and Lutheran Church, 3800 Troost Ave, KCMO.
Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree, is investigating former KCK detective Roger Golubski. He is asking anyone with information on corruption and violations of the law committed by Detective Golubski to contact his office. You can call them at (913) 573-2851 or (913) 573-2948.
Every year to mark Human Rights Day on December 10, hundreds of thousands of people around the world send a letter and sign an online petition on behalf of someone they’ve never met, as part of Write for Rights. Our messages help convince government officials to release prisoners of conscience imprisoned for expressing their opinion, support human rights defenders, stop torture, commute death sentences, and end other human rights abuses.
Please join the KC Amnesty Chapter on Sunday December 10th from 5-8 pm at West Side Local restaurant, 1663 Summit St, KCMO. They will celebrate Human Rights Day by writing letters and thanking those who went out of their way to donate to the cause.