Jamaal Beazley is the brother of the late Napoleon Beazley, who was executed in 2002 for a capital murder committed in 1994, at the age of seventeen. In the interview, Beazley reflects on the role of memory; recalls his reactions and his coping mechanisms during the arrest, conviction and eventual execution of his brother; considers the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions in the case; discusses the setting of the Walls, how the events have affected his family, possible perceptions of the victim's family, and the importance of communicating his message to others. The interview took place on April 4, 2008, in the public library near the Walls in Huntsville, Texas, where Beazley was also in his final year at Sam Houston State University.
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Beazley, Jamaal (Narrator), Texas After Violence Project (Contributor), Diallo, Papa (Interviewer), Solis, Gabriel (Videographer), Keffler, Tony (Transcriber), and Ambrosini-Bacon, Kimberly (Proofreader)