Californians to Vote on Ending Death Penalty- Text + Audio + Video - 18 September 2016
"Californians will vote on two measures to decide whether to end the death penalty, or reform the legal process leading up to it.
Proposition 62 would abolish the death penalty. Proposition 66 would try to speed up executions by reforming parts of the appeals process.
Voting takes place November 8."
'Taking one minute at a time' - freed death row inmate - 7:57 - 7 April 2015
"Anthony Ray Hinton was released from prison in Alabama on Friday after 30 years on death row for a crime he did not commit.
Prosecutors dropped the case against him when new ballistics tests contradicted the only evidence
that linked him to the murders of two restaurant managers in 1985.
He believes racism played a part in his conviction." (BBC)
"Au cœur des États-Unis, Curtis, Golda et Veldean se trouvent confrontés à l'absurdité et à la violence de la peine de mort.
Pendant ce temps à Huntsville, petite ville du Texas, les exécutions rythment le quotidien." (videocritiques.com)
Mile - Frank Darabont 1999 - (thegreenmile.warnerbros.com)
Death Row in a Southern prison in 1935, The Green Mile is the remarkable
story of the cell block's head guard, who develops a poignant, unusual
relationship with one inmate who possesses a magical gift that is
both mysterious and miraculous."
Last Dance - Bruce Beresford 1996 - (us.imdb.com)
"Upon taking a new job, young
lawyer Rick Hayes is assigned to the clemency case of Cindy Liggett
, a woman convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death."
The Star Chamber - P. Hyans 1983 - (us.imdb.com)
"A private court comminates capital
punishments where justice can't act. But what if the condemned man
Daniel - S. Lumet 1983 - (us.imdb.com)
"Inspired by the story of the Rosenberg's,
sentenced to death because of groundless charges, in the USA in
The Thin Blue
Line - E. Morris 1988 - (us.imdb.com)
"Inquiry-style movie; it reconstructs
the witnesses that lead to sentence a man to death in the USA."
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen "Mama, just killed a man, Put a gun against his head
Pulled my trigger, now he's dead...
Too late, my time has come
Sends shivers down my spine, body's aching all the time
Goodbye, ev'rybody, I've got to go...
Mama, ooh, I don't want to die"
(lyrics007.com) + The VIDEO (YouTube)
from "The Capeman" by Paul Simon (Wikipedia)
"is an album of songs from his Broadway musical The Capeman.
The Capeman tells the true story of Paul "The Capeman" Agron,
who killed two young men in 1959 and was sentenced to death."
Pole - Led Zeppelin, Atlantic 1970
From the album "Led Zeppelin III".
The Green Mile"is a 1996 serial novel written by Stephen King. It tells the story of death row supervisor Paul Edgecombe's encounter with John Coffey, an unusual inmate who displays inexplicable healing and empathetic abilities. The serial novel was originally released in six volumes before being republished as a single volume work. The book is an example of magical realism." (Wikipedia)
In Cold Blood "is a non-fiction novel by American author Truman Capote, first published in 1966; it details the 1959 murders of four members of the Herbert Clutter family in the small farming community of Holcomb, Kansas." (Wikipedia)
The Day of the Execution (pdf)
"This document is an excerpt from a short story eponymously entitled "The Day of the Execution".
It was written by Henry Slesar in 1959. The text is illustrated by the picture of an electric chair, which helps us realise that one of the themes in this story is the death penalty..." Summary / Main themes / Concjlusion / Vocabulary / Teacher's Note (lfvhenglish.weebly.com)