Beyond the Death Penalty

MON, MAY 11, 2015 (1:29)

A panel of speakers coping with the loss of murdered family members came together for a public conversation about their own experiences as survivors, how they coped with the US legal system and their views on capitol punishment. This public discussion is sponsored by Murder Victims Families for Human Rights, Amnesty International, Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty, ACLU Massachusetts, NH Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.

+ BIO: Bob Curley

In 1996 Bob’s 10-year old son Jeffrey Curley was lured by predatory pedophiles and murdered. The story of Bob’s journey from leading the campaign to reinstate the death penalty in Massachusetts to opponent of capital punishment is chronicled in the book “The Ride”. Bob works tirelessly to prevent sexual violence against children.

+ BIO: Renny Cushing

Renny’s father and brother-in-law were murdered in separate events. Renny is a 5-term member of the New Hampshire House of Renny and an advocate for crime victims and for the abolition of the death penalty.

+ BIO: Julia Rodriguez

Julia’s brother Greg Rodriguez was killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. She joined other family members of 9/11 victims in opposing the death penalty for Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person convicted in connection with the attacks.

+ BIO: Bud Welch

Bud Welch’s daughter, Julie Marie Welch, was killed in the Oklahoma City Terrorist Bombing in 1995. Bud opposed the execution of the bomber, Tim McVeigh. He is the founding President of Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights.

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