|Randall Dale Adams in 2001 Calling for a Moratorium on Executions in Texas|
On June 22, we blogged about the death of Texas death row exoneree Randall Dale Adams. Randall will be missed. He was someone who could bear personal witness about the injustice of the Texas death penalty. The power of his voice was evident in 2001 when he testified to a committee in the Texas Legislature for a moratorium bill, helping to convince the committee to vote in favor of stopping executions and studying the system.The news of Randall's death was picked up by the AP, which said: "Adams did such a good job of disappearing that his Oct. 30 death from a brain tumor didn't become widely known until Friday, when it was reported by the Dallas Morning News. (His former attorney) Randy Schaffer confirmed his former client's death after speaking to his family. Adams was 61."
Now, the New York Times has a long story about Randall, who died in October 2010. Condolences, memories and tributes can be left here.