Bryan Stevenson, Brian, Executive Producer discussed on Here & Now
Think they're GONNA set my execution soon. Last lawyer said nothing left to do. There's there's always something that we can do whatever you did. Your life is still meaningful and I'm GONNA do everything possible to keep them from taking Brian. You represented countless less people who are guilty of their crimes but you ask for mercy fresh to respect the value of their lives. Can you share more on this idea. Yeah I've just learned. I've come to believe that each of us is more than the worst thing we've ever done. I don't think that if someone tells a lie there just the liar. I don't think if you take something you're just a thief. I think even if you kill someone you're not just a killer and justice requires that we understand the other things you you are believe in holding people accountable. It's not that I'm opposed to punishment but I don't think we can reduce people To one act because I think you you know ultimately issues like the death penalty can't be resolved by asking to people deserve to die for the crimes they've committed. I think the threshold question is do. We deserve to kill kill. Is that what you want folks to take away from just mercy. Well I want them to take away a new understanding about these issues. I've just always believed that if people saw what I see on a regular basis. They'd want the same things I want. I don't think I have some bizarre perspective. Many people most people in this country don't want there to be inequality and injustice. They don't want people to treated unfairly or cruelly. When I just think if you get closer to it you'll be motivated to say more to do more than I do? Hope people that see this film will walk away with a greater consciousness about why we need to do better in this country when it comes to creating a justice system that is fair reliable. That's Bryan Stevenson lawyer. Social Justice activist founder and executive producer of the equal justice justice initiative his life and works portrayed in the film just mercy.