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Rally Asks For Independent Entity To Investigate Oklahoma's Execution Policies

The death chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.
Oklahoma Department of Corrections
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The Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty will host a rally in opposition to executions and to support a moratorium on the death penalty in Oklahoma.

The Halt Executions Rally is scheduled for Sunday at the state Capitol South Plaza starting at 2:30 p.m.
 
Coalition co-chair Adam Leathers says the group will hold the rally to call on the citizens of Oklahoma to demand a halt to all executions until the governor accepts responsibility and establishes a truly independent investigation to examine every aspect of every execution in the state.

State Senator Connie Johnson has introduced a resolution in the Senate and Rep. Seneca Scott has authored a similar one in the House to halt all executions in the state for one year.

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