Group walks against death penalty – Raleigh News & Observer

GREENVILLE – With their sneakers, shorts, hats and mounds of sunscreen, they look like a group of extreme sport enthusiasts walking down the highway. But a closer look reveals one man holding a tall wooden cross and another man clutching a red crucifix.

This group of walkers is making a pilgrimage in the summer heat to protest the death penalty. For Scott Bass of Raleigh, the group’s leader, this isn’t the first such pilgrimage, and it won’t be the last. By month’s end, he and a handful of others will have walked 300 miles from Raleigh to Emerald Isle and back to remember murder victims, death row inmates, the executed, the exonerated and the families of all these people.

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