NAACP to Hold Press Conference on the Death Penalty

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The NAACP Florida State Conference will sharing evidence against using the death penalty and highlighting its negative impact on Floridians.

ORLANDO— The NAACP Florida State Conference will hold a press conference on on Saturday, on the death penalty and discuss Governor Scott’s interference in the decision of State Attorney Aramis not to pursue the death penalty in future cases.

“The NAACP stands fully behind State Attorney Aramis Ayala decision not to seek the death penalty in future cases. The overwhelming evidence shows that the pursuit of the death penalty results in community resources being spent on a costly, unnecessary, fallible, and racially-biased punishment,” says Adora Obi Nweze, NAACP Florida State Conference President. “With 26 death row exonerees, Florida leads the nation in the number of innocent people freed from death row and it’s time to shine a light on this critical issue.”

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The press conference will be held during the NAACP Florida State Conference Spring Quarterly meeting of leaders in Orlando. Speakers during the press conference include:

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Leon W. Russell, Chairman NAACP National Board of Directors
Adora Obi Nweze, NAACP Florida State Conference President
Ngozi Ndulue, NAACP National Senior Director of Criminal Justice Programs