Recommended Video:  a February 2016 TED Talk given by Nick McKeown, a Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. As a college student in the United Kingdom, McKeown ran the UK student chapter of Amnesty International, and since 1999, Nick has fought to end the death penalty in the United States.

Some of the data is dated, but sadly much of it rings as true today as it did five years ago. One particular importance, his discussion of the power in small steps – like writing a letter – in these cases.

Another important takeaway: the misconduct of law enforcement and the correspondingly extreme importance of experienced, impassioned, and dedicated capital punishment defense attorneys.

Like Terence Lenamon.

Watch it here: