Neely Goen never met her father. His name was Conroy O’Brien, and he was a Kansas state trooper who was murdered in the line of duty.
Neely told her story, and how she came to oppose the death penalty, in an op-ed to the Wichita Eagle published today.
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The KCADP Winter 2013 Newsletter is now available online! We’ve got information on upcoming events, a look ahead at what you can do to help Kansas get closer to abolishing the death penalty in 2013, and much more!
If you weren’t able to attend the 2012 Abolition Conference in … [Read More...]
Tell Kansas lawmakers to support repeal
On January 30, 1907, Kansas became one of the first states to legislatively repeal the death penalty when Governor Hoch, an ardent opponent of capital punishment, signed abolition legislation.
This January 30th, to commemorate Kansas … [Read More...]
On November 10th, KCADP held the 2012 Abolition Conference in Olathe, KS. The conference brought abolitionists and advocates from across the state to learn about the flaws of the death penalty. As part of the conference, Dr. Allen Ault, a former death row warden, gave a keynote address … [Read More...]
Last night, Topeka police officers Cpl. David Gogian and Jeff Atherly were killed in the line of duty. The horrific tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday shook us to our core. As we shared our grief with the families in Connecticut, our anguish only deepened with the loss of two law … [Read More...]