Yesterday, the ACLU, NAACP, Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (MADP) and Amnesty International held a campaign rally for Reggie Clemons in support of a hearing to review his case scheduled for Monday September 17, 2012. Reggie currently sits on death row for the 1991 murders of sisters Julie and Robin Kerry. For twenty one years he has maintained his innocence.
Much more than a rally the event was an actual concert; live in Kiener Plaza, with a powerhouse roster of Hip Hop, reggae, jazz and spoken word St. Louis and East St. Louis talent. Among those who performed were Tef Poe, Nato Caliph, Aurelius the Saint, Mario Pascal, Red Zero, Scripts N Screwz, Cheeraz Gorman and Lamar Harris. These internationally known and underground renowned mc’s and musicians did not disappoint. Continue reading
A recent read I thought I’d share.
Author Irvin Waller advocates using crime prevention tactics rather than the current “tough on crime” reaction tactics used in today’s world. In Less Law, More Order, Waller explains how the conventional approach of crime reaction is actually detrimental to society, and offers a series of policy proposals that focus on addressing the proven causes of crime. This book lays a platform for a true and righteous law and order system that can and should be applied in the real world.
“A must read for every voter”
– John A. Calhoun founding President and CEO, National Crime Prevention Council and former U.S. Commissioner of the Administration for Children, Youth and Families
Here is a link to the books page