It is too late for Todd Willingham, but don’t let his story die
The New Yorker report on the case of Cameron Todd Willingham is hard to believe. The story of an innocent person being executed is something everyone should know about. If you have not yet read the article, please take the time to do so today. It is long but it is important. In 2006, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia asserted that there has not been “a single case—not one—in which it is clear that a person was executed for a crime he did not commit. If such an event had occurred in recent years, we would not have to hunt for it; the innocent’s name would be shouted from the rooftops.” We are now asking you to join us in shouting from the rooftops!
Once you have read the New Yorker article, pass it on to your friends, family, co-workers–pass it on to everyone you know! “How do I pass it on?” you ask… thanks to our friends at Equal Justice USA, simply follow this link, and they will do the hard work for you.
There is more you can do! Visit the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty’s new Shouting from the Rooftops webpage where you will find 7 things you can do to make sure that Cameron Todd Willingham’s story and death does not go unnoticed in Nebraska. The risk of executing an innocent person has long be viewed as merely hypothetical by those who support the death penalty. It is up to us to make it known that the United States of America has executed an innocent man!