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TEDxSanAntonio - Sam Milsap - Advocating for Truth

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Published on Dec 27, 2010

Speaker: Sam Millsap

Title of talk: Advocating for Truth: Why a Former Prosecutor No Longer Supports the Death Penalty

About this talk: When Sam Millsap was the Bexar County District Attorney, he prosecuted Ruben Cantu for capital murder. Cantu was executed in 1992. In December 2005, as a result of investigative reporting by the Houston Chronicle, serious questions were raised concerning Cantu's guilt. In the last five years, Millsap has acknowledged his mistake and become a vocal advocate for the end to the death penalty and a friend to many former death row inmates who have since been exonerated.

About Sam Millsap: A former Bexar County District Attorney, Sam Millsap practices law and mediation in San Antonio. He is a frequent speaker against the death penalty. For more information on Millsap: HYPERLINK "http://www.itij.org/index.php?option=..." www.ITIJ.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=31:sam-millsap&catid=1:latest&Itemid=2

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