News - Randy Halprin

Randy Halprin
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Latest news articles on Randy's Case:


No reasonable judicial  system can tolerate the results of a trial by a judge who has been outed  publicly as a raving anti-Semite and a virulent bigot.


Very special thanks to Rebecca Pierce and Isaac Brosilow, of Jewish Currents, for this excellent and insightful article An Antisemitic Judge, a White Supremacist System.



A former Dallas judge reportedly expressed anti-Semitic sentiment while presiding over the death-penalty trial of Randy Halprin.


American Jewish Committee (AJC) welcomed the Texas Court of Criminal  Appeals decision to stay the execution of Randy Halprin. The court  remanded the case to a Dallas County court to review the allegations  that the judge who had sentenced Halprin to death was biased against  Jews and other minorities.


Last week, more than 100 Jewish attorneys in Texas, the  American Jewish Committee, and the Religious Action Center of Reform  Judaism filed an amicus brief with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals  (CCA) in support of a new trial for Randy Halprin.  Halprin’s 2003 trial  was tainted by the anti-Semitic bias of Dallas Judge Vickers  Cunningham.


On the stand for his capital murder trial, Randy Halprin stressed that while he did carry a gun with him after escaping a Texas prison...


Mr. Halprin was referred to as a “f****n’ Jew” and a “G*****n  k**e,” Halprin’s attorney, Tivon Schardl, said in a statement.


A  member of the “Texas Seven” received the stay after the judge was  accused of using racist and anti-Semitic language about the defendants.


Randy Halprin, 41, had been set to be executed on Oct. 10 over his role in the 'Texas 7' group


Halprin's lawyers had requested the  stay amid allegations that the judge who handled his case made racist  and anti-Semitic comments during his time on the bench.


Jewish inmate Randy Halprin, convicted of  killing police officer in 2000, wins reprieve less than a week before  his scheduled death


In this section you will find links to external sites where you can find out more about the death penalty (some of which focus particularly on Texas) and links to other valuable resources.  



The TDCJ's official site for information on Death Row


A grassroots organisation, based in Texas, committed to ending the Death Penalty


Their mission is to abolish the death penalty in the US, and support efforts to abolish the death penalty worldwide.


A non-profit organisation with the primary goal of mobilising statewide support for a moratorium on executions in Texas.


A group committed to finding more effective alternatives to the death penalty through nonviolent direct action.


An independent body of politically influential people with international standing, supported by a diverse group of 18 governments from all world regions, working for a world free from the death penalty.


An alliance of more than 150 NGOs, bar associations, local authorities and unions, created in Rome on 13 May 2002.


The world's leading human rights organisation


The Student Chapter of Amnesty International, based at the University of Texas


Exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.


Empowering the exonerated to end the death penalty


Founded in 1988, Death Penalty Focus is committed to the abolition of  the death penalty through public education, grassroots organizing and  political advocacy, media outreach, and domestic and international coalition building.


A truly amazing organisation, led by the family members of murder victims.  They conduct public education speaking tours, and explore and promote alternatives to the death penalty...Their motto is "The answer is love and compassion for all of humanity".


One of the most remarkable voices we have in the fight against the death penalty! This lady campaigns tirelessly, and invites everyone to consider the death penalty on a much deeper level, and its consequences and effects on society.


People powered community radio, broadcasting from Houston. The station hosts The Prison Show, every Friday night from 9pm to 11pm, focusing solely on the Texas Prison System. There is also a dedicated Death Row news section every week, as well as many and varied guests. Calls from friends and family members of incarcerated loved ones, are taken from 10pm (Texas time).  Call 713-526-5738 to shout out, or listen to the show via the link below...


Listen live, or catch up on the show's archives


Information and some history on the Death Penalty, some of the information is particular to Texas.


A wealth of news on the death penalty, from around the world


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