From June 29th-July 2nd, MVFR along with death penalty abolitionists from around the country gathered at the steps of the Supreme Court to call for an end to capital punishment in the United States. It was an energizing grassroots week of training, advocacy, action, community and education. Additionally, each evening we heard stories from murder victims’ family members, death row exonerees, death row families and leaders in the national abolition movement. Pictures from the event after the flip.
The case will focus on how and when attorneys can present evidence concerning Roof's mental health. Roof's defense team has a list of requests concerning the mental evaluations and the information that can be presented during the trial. Also, prosecutors want to see a statewide jury pool while Roof's defense team is hoping to pull potential jurors only from the areas of Charleston and Beaufort.Read more
"Ethel Lance, my mother, was killed on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, along with my cousins Susie Jackson and Tywanza Sanders, and six other people at Mother Emanuel AME in Charleston, South Carolina. It appears to have been a racially motivated massacre plotted by a 21-year-old white man", says Risher.