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    • Hispanic evangelicals form new front in the battle against the death penalty - Houston Chronicle
      Death row demographics have contributed to Rodriguez's "sense of urgency" in calling for the penalty's abolition. "As a Christian, as an American of Latino descent, I have great angst with the death penalty," he said. Once a supporter of capital punishment - he felt it made his community safer - he has come to recognize "it isn't a deterrent."
    • The Guardian, ACLU sue for greater media access to executions - The Washington Post
      This lawsuit specifically cites Oklahoma’s botched execution of inmate Clayton Lockett in April. Witnesses were not able to see the entirety of what happened, as they were unable to watch Lockett’s final minutes. The media, and therefore the public, “received only government-edited access to an important government proceeding,” says the lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.

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