Thursday, September 22, 2005

man convicted of rape, murder granted bail | Ont. man convicted of rape, murder granted bail: "An Ontario man who has served 12 years of a life sentence for a crime he says he did not commit, and that may never have happened, has been granted a taste of freedom."

"The last 12 years has been nothing but hell for me and my family,'' he said, his voice wavering.

"What I went through was a sickening state of affairs,'' he said, adding that he felt "anger'' at the "utter humiliation'' to which he has been subjected.

With a $75,000 bond from his uncle, and another $50,000 from his mother, Mullins-Johnson will not return to the medium security Warkworth Institution northeast of Toronto where he's been serving a life sentence for rape and murder.

Instead, the Sault Ste. Marie native will live in Toronto pending a review of his case by federal Justice Minister Irwin Cotler

why civilised countires don't have capital punishment

thirty eight of the states of USA please note

It remains unclear whether the Crown will agree that Mullins-Johnson's name belongs on Canada's infamous list of wrongful murder convictions, alongside names like David Milgaard and Guy-Paul Morin.

But the fact that the list continues to grow is a clear indication that Canada needs a better system to deal with potential miscarriages of justice, lawyer David Bayliss told The Canadian Press.

"Essentially, you're dealing with the government that has prosecuted you, so you're in essence begging for your wallet back from the person who picked your pocket," he said.

In the United States Michigan was first state to abolish capital punishment
for murder in 1847.

European Union and the Death Penalty (Capital Punishment): "The European Union (EU) is opposed to the death penalty in all cases and has consistently espoused its universal abolition, working towards this goal. In countries that maintain the death penalty, the EU aims at the progressive restriction of its scope and respect for the strict conditions set forth in several international human rights instruments, under which the capital punishment may be used, as well as at the establishment of a moratorium on executions so as to eliminate the death penalty completely.

The EU is deeply concerned about the increasing number of executions in the United States of America (USA), all the more since the great majority of executions since reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976 have been carried out in the 1990s. Furthermore, in the US, young offenders who are under 18 years of age at the time of the commission of the crime may be sentenced to death and executed, in clear infringement of internationally recognized human rights norms. "

why the BUSH family is a disgrace
Texas Executions since 1976 349
Inmates on Death Row in Texas 414

when life imprisonment without parole and making restitution to the victim are offered as an alternative, a majority of the American public oppose the death penalty

Southern Baptist Convention
The Baptist Faith & Message

nowhere does it say killing people is wrong

That the sole authority for faith and practice among Baptists is the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. Confessions are only guides in interpretation, having no authority over the conscience.Each church is independent and autonomous so please reread the ten commandments

Hurricane is Bush's punishment

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George W. Bush - A modern day Pontius Pilate. 150 executions in Texas. Statistics show that 7% of all death-row inmates are innocent.

Bush Kills - Bush's Record

Bush has been steadfast in his refusal to recognize the significance of international treaty law, specifically the right of foreign nationals facing the death penalty to receive notification of their right to consular assistance. Texas has the second-largest death row population of foreign citizens in the USA (after California). None of these individuals were informed upon arrest of their right to consular assistance, as guaranteed under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. Even a personal intervention by the US Secretary of State (in the Faulder case) was ignored by Bush, undermining the viability of international law, outraging nations allied to the USA and endangering the human rights of detained foreigners everywhere, including American citizens arrested abroad.

Texas' criminal justice system as a whole is undoubtedly one of the worst in the nation. This is pointed out so clearly in the September 1999 issue of Harper's, in the Index:

"Number of death sentences upheld by Texas courts since 1990 for men whose lawyers slept during their trials: 3" endless


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