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Spiritual Leaders of Diverse Faiths Call for New, Fair Sentencing Hearing in Duane Buck Death Penalty Case

Monday, March 11, 2013

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