Hello! You are part of a community of millions who seek out Democracy Now! each month for ad-free daily news you can trust. Maybe you come for our daily headlines. Maybe you come for our in-depth stories that expose corporate and government abuses of power and lift up the voices of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We produce all of this news at a fraction of the budget of a commercial news operation. We do this without ads, government funding or corporate sponsorship. How? This model of news depends on support from viewers and listeners like you. Today, less than 1% of our visitors support Democracy Now! with a donation each year. If even 3% of our website visitors donated just $10 per month, we could cover our basic operating expenses for a year. Pretty amazing right? If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make a monthly contribution.

Your Donation: $
Thursday, June 22, 2000 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: Board of Pardon and Parole
2000-06-22

Gary Graham Execution Set for Tonight

download:   Audio Get CD/DVD More Formats
DONATE →
This is viewer supported news

Today we’re going to continue our watch of the Gary Graham Shaka Sankofa case. Perhaps no other case has focused attention on the death penalty more than this. He is just hours away from execution in Huntsville, Texas. He was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1981 fatal shooting of 53 year old Bobby Lambert during an attempted nighttime robbery in the parking lot of a Safeway supermarket. Graham’s conviction turned on a single eyewitness with no supporting evidence. Two other eyewitnesses who say Graham was not the killer were never called to testify. For 19 years, Graham has maintained his innocence. There have been widespread protests across the country demanding that Governor George Bush stop the execution. Activists have also been following Bush around on the campaign trail, in some cases disrupting his speeches.

Guest:

  • Ashante Chimuranga, a lawyer who has worked on Shaka Sankofa/Gary Graham’s case for several years.

Recent Shows More

Full News Hour

Stories


Creative Commons License The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.