Shows featuring Renee Feltz

  • "The Death Penalty is a Hate Crime": Bob Autobee Speaks Out to Spare Life of Son’s Killer Autobee
    We are joined by Bob Autobee, a Colorado resident who is opposing the death penalty for the prisoner who killed his son Eric, a prison guard, in 2002. During the original trial, Autobee supported a death sentence for Edward Montour. But the Colorado Supreme Court threw out Montour’s sentence in 2007 because it was imposed...
    March 05, 2014 | Story
  • Jailed Civil Rights Attorney Lynne Stewart Seeks Compassionate Release over Worsening Cancer Lynnestewart-imprisoned
    Support is growing for imprisoned attorney Lynne Stewart to be released early from prison due to her worsening health. Stewart’s prison warden has recommended to the Justice Department that she be released to the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. The 73-year-old imprisoned grandmother is fighting stage IV...
    May 14, 2013 | Story
  • Democracy Now! Iraq War Timeline Recaps a Decade of Independent Reporting on Occupation and Protest Timeline_of_iraq_war
    See our new interactive timeline where you can watch video highlights from a decade of Democracy Now! coverage of the Iraq War and the peace movement. It was 10 years ago, on March 19, 2003, that the United States invaded Iraq on the false pretext that Saddam Hussein was hiding weapons of mass destruction. Six weeks later, President...
    March 20, 2013 | Story
  • Texas Executes Man with IQ of 61; State Cites Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” to Justify Killing Marvin-wilson-5
    Last night, Texas executed 54-year-old Marvin Wilson, despite evidence that he was mentally disabled and reportedly sucked his thumb into adulthood. Wilson’s lawyers had argued that an IQ test on which Wilson scored 61 — nine points below the standard for competency — should have saved him from execution under...
    August 08, 2012 | Story
  • Mumia Abu-Jamal Spared Death Penalty After Prosecutors Drop 30-Year Bid for Execution Splash_image20111208-3778-1my9c6u-0
    Philadelphia prosecutors have announced they will no longer seek the death penalty for the imprisoned journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal. For decades, Abu-Jamal has argued racism by the trial judge and prosecutors led to his 1982 conviction of killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. Two years ago,...
    December 08, 2011 | Story
  • "Dr. Death" Agrees to Stop Evaluating Mentally Disabled Texas Death Row Prisoners Drdeath
    Last Friday, Texas reprimanded a psychologist who used what critics say were unscientific methods to examine at least 25 Texas death row prisoners for intellectual disabilities, two of whom were later executed. Dr. George Denkowski was the go-to psychologist for prosecutors who wanted to prove defendants were not mentally handicapped...
    April 21, 2011 | Story
  • Despite a US Supreme Court Ban, Texas Continues to Send Mentally Retarded Criminals to Death Row Mentally-ill-deathrow
    A 2002 Supreme Court ruling allowed states to set their own definitions of mental retardation to decide who meets the criteria for execution. Instead of adopting the Supreme Court’s accepted clinical standards for mental retardation, Texas has granted heavy leeway to psychologist evaluations. Now one psychologist, George...
    January 12, 2010 | Story
  • Cancer-Stricken 34-Year-Old Chinese Computer Engineer Dies After Being Denied Care in Private US Immigration Prison Detentionfacilityweb
    Earlier this month, a thirty-four-year-old Chinese computer engineer, Hiu Lui Ng, who overstayed his visa, died in a Rhode Island immigration detention center. He had cancer in his liver, lung and bones, and a fractured spine. Despite repeated complaints of severe pain, Mr. Ng was refused independent medical evaluation by immigration officials. Before Mr. Ng died on August 6th, he told his sister...
    August 19, 2008 | Story
  • The Case of Kenneth Foster: Texas Prepares to Execute Man for Driving a Car Near Scene of Murder Fosterk
    Three weeks from today, a 30-year-old African-American man on death row in Texas is scheduled to be executed. Kenneth Foster was sentenced to death 10 years ago for the murder of Michael LaHood, a white man. The trial judge, the prosecutor, and the jury that sentenced him to die admit he never killed anyone. Foster is scheduled to be executed under a controversial Texan law known as the law of...
    August 09, 2007 | Story
  • Reforms for the United Nations
    The United Nations routinely speaks of freedom and democracy, yet the world body is a profoundly undemocratic organization. The big five, China, Britain, France, Russia, and the United States dominate war and peace issues in the Security Council. In the UN organizations like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, it is one dollar, one vote. Many organizations and NGOs have launched...
    June 09, 1997 | Story