Friday, December 14, 2007

A Few Images from Last Night

Greetings All,

It was sort of anti-climactic, just waiting for that final vote. And it was a shame that so many people who could and should have been there had to stay away for one reason or another. After more than two hours of what was best described as "legislative waterboarding" (listening to pro-death penalty legislators spout inaccuracies and fear mongering rhetoric - hear the session here - choose Dec. 13 at 1pm), the bill was brought to a vote. Smile... ABOLITION!

NJADP Director Celeste Fitzgerald talks with Japanese reporters.

Lorry Post, NJADP Founder and newly appointed director of Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation, speaks through the media after the victory.

NJADP Executive Committee member Kevin Walsh (the lawyer who conceived of and won New Jersey's judicial moratorium by challenging lethal injection protocols) celebrates with NJADP Director Celeste Fitzgerald and NJADP Treasurer Ed Martone.

Abolitionists (in the truest sense of the word) ready to head to the party!

Former National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Executive Director Stephen Hawkins, raises the first toast.

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