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A Broken Promise in Texas: Race, the Death Penalty and the Duane Buck Case
Monday, March 11, 2013
By:William A. "Bill" Lawson, Joseph A. Fiorenza and Samuel Karff
On March 7, 2013, Rev. William A. "Bill" Lawson, Archbishop Emeritus Joseph A. Fiorenza, and Rabbi Emeritus Samuel Karff eloquently explained how and why their commitments to faith and justice motivated them to speak out and publicly ask the Harris County District Attorney to ensure that Duane Buck -- who was sentenced to death in 1997 after a prosecutor elicited testimony indicating that he posed a future danger because he was Black — receives a new, fair sentencing hearing.
Read their Houston Chronicle op-ed here