I hope this finds you well. Ohioans to Stop Executions has been busy preparing for when the legislature resumes after the election. I know – they have not even recessed for the summer yet, but that’s coming soon.
For now, I wanted to make sure you saw the latest news about our issue. On Monday, an Akron Beacon Journal editorial highlighted a case that will be before the Ohio Supreme Court next Tuesday. Tyrone Noling has been on Ohio’s death row for more than 20 years, and it now appears he should never have been there in the first place. He seeks access to the courts with his newly found evidence.
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Must-read #OHIO editorial: "Innocent Man Deserves A Hearing" Tyrone Noling, on death row for 20+years http://www.ohio.com/editorial/an-innocent-man-deserves-a-hearing-1.684815 @ohiodotcom
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Tyrone Noling is an innocent man on Ohio's death row and he deserves a DNA hearing to take a step towards exoneration. An Ohio paper agrees. Read the editorial from today's Akron Beacon Journal: http://www.ohio.com/editorial/an-innocent-man-deserves-a-hearing-1.684815
Also Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-1 that racism has no place in jury selection in death penalty trials. Bravo to attorney Stephen Bright and our friends at the Southern Center for Human Rights for winning that case!
Keep tabs on related news and opportunities for action by following OTSE on Twitter and Facebook. I’ll be writing again soon after the legislature breaks for the summer. Thank you for all you do as an Ohioan to Stop Executions,
Yours in the Struggle,
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