Wednesday, February 21, 2007

It's Abolition Day in Annapolis!

Big doings over in Annapolis, where our colleague Julie is checking things out right now.

Proponents of efforts to repeal Maryland's death penalty were out in full force today, first with a press conference that featured a number of death row exonorees, freed from their fate after evidence of their innocence emerged.

Then came legislative hearings before both House and Senate committees. Our side got a big boost when Gov. Martin O'Malley surprised a number of folks by showing up to testify in favor of the repeal legislation.

Lots of links to take you to. First, go here to see the Washington Post's blog entry on today's events (you can even leave a comment if you like -- I just did!)

Second, go here to read the Washington Post's spot news coverage on Gov. O'Malley's testimony.

Third, go here to read Gov. O'Malley's op-ed in today's Washington Post opposing the death penalty.

What a day. What a day. Good job to Maryland Citizens Against State Executions, Equal Justice USA and all the others who worked hard to make today such a resounding success.

1 comment:

Hilary said...

It is indeed very easy to post a comment to the Washington Post blog -- I just did it and it requires no registration. So just do it!