Don't Kill in Our Names

Families of Murder Victims Speak Out Against the Death Penalty

A book by Rachel King


Ginger Gauger-Blossom continues to work with her brother Gary Gauger toward abolishing capital punishment, years after his wrongful conviction of murdering their parents was overturned.

 











Subject: Sociology/
Criminology/Public Policy/
Cultural Studies
ISBN 0-8135-3182-9
Cloth: 304 pp.
©2003
www.rachelkingbooks.com

All book royalties go to:
Murder Victims' Families
for Human Rights
and
Journey of Hope…
From Violence to Healing

Gripping stories of people who have lost a loved one to murder and oppose the death penalty.

    

Review by Mary Stewart Atwell for
National CURE
Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants

The compelling stories of people who have lost family members to murder but are opposed to the death penalty are contained in this poignant account appropriately titled Don't Kill in Our Names (by FedCURE* member Rachel King). Families of murder victims are often ardent and very public supporters of the death penalty. But the people whose stories appear in this book have chosen instead to forgive their loved ones' murderers, and many have developed personal relationships with the killers and have even worked to save their lives.

These families have formed a nationwide group, Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation (MVFR) to oppose the death penalty. Weaving third-person narrative with wrenching first-hand accounts, King presents the stories of ten MVFR members. Each is a heartrending tale of grief, soul searching and of the challenge to choose forgiveness instead of revenge.

National CURE — Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants, is a nation-wide grass roots organization dedicated to reducing crime through reform of the criminal justice system.
       P.O. BOX 2310, National Capitol Station
       Washington, DC 20013-2310,    202-789-2126
       See also *Federal CURE

   

All royalties go to: Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights
and Journey of Hope…From Violence to Healing.
Author Rachel King, at the time of her death, Aug. 25, 2008, was a lawyer on staff of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, and former anti-death penalty organizer for American Civil Liberties Union Capital Punishment Project.
Order online her books Don't Kill in Our Names and
Capital Consequences: Families of the Condemned Tell Their Stories
.
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