Time Ticking for Death Row Man - GCDD Adds to Mounting Voices to Save Warren Hill from Death Sentence
GCDD's Executive Director, Eric E. Jacobson, offers an expanded perspective from the disability community to the mounting chorus urging the Georgia Supreme Court to reconsider Warren Hill's July 18th execution. Jacobson's editorial opinion piece was published Tuesday in the Daily Report. To read the article, click here.
Jacobson's opinion piece joins the ground swell from other journalists and legal minds, most notably the New York Times in a July 6th editorial titled "An Urgent Plea for Mercy," which leads with the following strong but accurate statement: "The Supreme Court banned the death penalty for mentally retarded offenders a decade ago, but Georgia apparently has not gotten the message."
You can follow the issue as it trends on Twitter with the hashtag: #HelpWarren. Please add your thoughts by posting a comment on GCDD's Online Community, on the GCDD Open Forum or on this blog!
For your background, we've assembled some other coverage of the issue:
•The Daily Report
• New York Times
• Death Penalty Info
• Huffington Post
• Atlanta Journal Constitution