Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Mike Lambrix of Florida is scheduled to be executed Thursday, October 5that 6:00PM. He has been on Death Row for 33 years.
Please contact Florida Gov. Rick Scott and ask him to halt the execution of Michael Lambrix and grant a new clemency hearing. Phone: 850-488-7146 (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm ET) or rick.scott@eog.myflorida.com
  • Mike’s only clemency hearing was 30 years ago
  • Mike has a case for innocence and maintains he acted in self-defense
  • He twice refused offers to plead guilty in exchange for a prison sentence - had he done so he would have been freed years ago
  • Key witness testimony has now been tainted or recanted
  • The purpose of a Clemency Board is to intervene in cases like this where the courts are restricted due to “procedural bar” on allowing a hearing on his evidence of self-defense and other late discovered evidence of innocence
  • His jury votes for death were not unanimous. This sentencing scheme has since been ruled unconstitutional and is now unlawful
  • Mike is an honorably discharged, disabled Army veteran.
Governor Rick Scott
The Capitol
400 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: 850-488-7146 (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm ET)

When you call or write, please be sure to give your name and where you live. If you are not a Floridian, provide a connection (i.e., visit Florida, have friends/family there, want to move there someday, etc). The staffer answering phones will be very nice and courteous. They won't question or challenge you. They simply record the issues that people are calling for and make a tally to give to the Governor.

That's why it is so important for your view to be known. You can simply say: "Please urge Governor Scott to halt the execution of Michael Lambrix and grant him a new clemency hearing." If you like you can add any of the reasons listed above.

Please share this message with others. Only with your help can the work be done and progress made.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Hubert Humphrey's Speech on Civil Rights in 1948

Thursday, April 06, 2017

EVENT: "The End of the Death Penalty is Within Sight"


On Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Gainesville Citizens for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (GCADP) hosts speaker Adam Tebrugge, a criminal trial attorney with extensive death penalty experience. The event, open to the public, will be held at 7pm at the Mennonite Meeting House of Emmanuel Mennonite Church, 1236 NW 18th Ave. The title of his presentation is
“The End of the Death Penalty in Florida is Within Sight”. Refreshments will be served and additional parking is available at the next door banks.

Attending and contributing to the discussion will be UF Law School Professor Kenneth Nunn, one of 3 UF professors who recently signed a letter in support of State Attorney Aramis Ayala. Ms Ayala has decided to no longer seek the death penalty in Orange-Osceola cases as it is too costly, takes too long, trapping victim’s families in decades of uncertainty, and is not a deterrent to future murders.

Miriam Welly Elliott, GCADP Co-Coordinator notes “this is a very timely event and topic given all that has occurred in the courts and legislature in Florida over the last year. Recent events with State Attorney Ayala have prompted questions about whether her stand will help bring about an end to the death penalty. We welcome the community to come join us in assessing whether Florida needs to maintain this flawed system of justice”.

Adam Tebrugge recently wrote “Our state just finished a 40 year experiment with an unconstitutional death penalty law. Executions and trials have been on hold for over a year. Florida is now ground zero for the national death penalty debate. It is time for an honest discussion of the extraordinary costs and shameful legacy of the death penalty while we support the courageous leadership that will bring executions in our state to an end.”

Adam Tebrugge is a board certified criminal trial attorney with extensive death penalty experience. He is an adjunct professor of law at the Thomas Cooley Law School in Riverview, Florida where he teaches "Death Penalty Seminar." He is also a board member with Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.