We must set aside anger and fear and embrace grace. I encourage Texans to keep open minds and open hearts, give some serious thought to this issue, and join me in the growing bipartisan effort to end capital punishment in this state.
On March 28, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) violated the U.S. Constitution in rejecting Bobby Moore’s claim that he is intellectually disabled and thus ineligible for the death penalty. Yet today, more than a year later, Moore remains under a death sentence and is still on death row.
In criminal justice reform circles, we often talk about the need to stop jailing people we’re mad at so we can focus on people we have reason to fear. I can’t think of anything that applies to more than marijuana use.