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Attend a rally Friday for National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims

Friday, Sept. 25 is the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. KCADP has many supporters, including several members of our board of directors, who’ve had loved ones murdered.

In Lexington, the Office of the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney is sponsoring a rally on the lawn in front of the old Circuit Courthouse (215 W. Main St.) at noon on Sept. 25. Please attend if you can and honor the victims of violence.

Victim’s family members deserve more care and concern than the death penalty provides. Many of them, such as members of Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation and Murder Victims’ Families For Human Rights, oppose the death penalty for several reasons:

  • Capital punishment is more expensive to enforce than life in prison without parole–money save by abolishing the death penalty could go to preventing violent crimes from occurring.
  • They don’t want someone’s life taken in their name.
  • No study has proven that the death penalty provides closure (and some inmates have been on Kentucky’s death row for almost 30 years, meaning their victim’s family members are still subjected to repeated court dates).

You also can participate via the Counseling Center For Trauma & Grief’s virtual vigil (to have your loved one included, please submit his or her name by midnight, Sept. 24).

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