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National Death Penalty Update

The execution of Ronnie Lee Gardner reads like something out of a wild west novel. On June 18th, Utah held the first execution by firing squad since 1996, and Gardner is only the third person to be killed in this manner in more than 30 years. The uniqueness of the method of execution again brought national attention to the death penalty and gave abolitionists a chance to highlight the many problems with capital punishment. “I don’t want to give the government the right to execute citizens, period,” said Greg Hughes, a Republican state representative from Utah. “Inevitably, you’re going to kill innocent people.” Hughes also noted his concern about how arbitrarily death sentences are imposed,

Nebraska Loses a Long Time Death Penalty Opponent, Hugh Bullock

Life-long civil rights activist and long-time NADP member Hugh Bullock passed away on June 20, 2010. For more than 50 years, Hugh and his wife Leola challenged discriminatory practices in housing, employment, and opportunity wherever they found them. His quest for justice drew him towards various organizations including the Police Review Board, Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, the NAACP, and the Malone Community Center. The staff and Board of Directors at NADP feel privileged to have know and worked with Mr. Bullock as we sought an end to Nebraska’s unjust capital punishment system, and his presence will be greatly missed. The family has requested that memorials be made to N

19th Anniversary of Pulse Omaha

NADP encourages you to help PULSE Omaha celebrate nearly two decades of service to the Omaha community. On Thursday, August 19, 2010 PULSE Omaha will celebrate its 19th anniversary with a benefit concert by famed jazz guitarist and Omaha native, Calvin Keys. Keys, along with his trio, will be preforming at 1316 Jones Street in downtown Omaha. Tickets are $50 in advance and can be purchased by calling 402.898.6053. PULSE Omaha, which stands for People Uniting, Lending Support & Encouragement, is a non-profit organization based that offers comprehensive, long-term support for secondary victims of homicide. Since 1991, PULSE has offered crisis intervention, counseling resources, and peer suppor

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