Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Ride, The Walk

In this past Sunday's Boston Globe Magazine there's an excerpt from Brian MacQuarrie's forthcoming book, The Ride, which tells the story of 10-year-old Jeffrey Curley, who was murdered in Massachusetts in 1997, and of his father's journey from supporting the death penalty to opposing it. We posted about Bob Curley's testimony against reinstatement of the death penalty here a couple of years ago.

The Globe's excerpt focuses on the day that Bob Curley began to suspect his son had been murdered. Later chapters chronicle Bob's effort to bring the death penalty back to Massachusetts and then his eventual change of heart. The book is scheduled for publication in June.

Also in Sunday's Globe was an article about the 13th Annual Mothers' Walk for Peace, organized by the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, which was founded by Clementina Chery in memory of her son. Tina, like Bob Curley, has testified against reinstatement of the death penalty in Massachusetts, and the Peace Institute does wonderful work to support victims and prevent further violence.

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