[Marxism] Court grants Cooper stay of execution in Cal.
alexandergould at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 9 22:28:29 MST 2004
On Tuesday 10 February 2004 00:27, Fred Feldman wrote:
> SAN FRANCISCO -- A condemned murderer whose bid for clemency was
> denied by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger won a stay of execution on
> Monday, hours before he was to be executed.
> The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a request for an
> 11-judge panel to rehear the case of Kevin Cooper, convicted in 1983
> of hacking four people to death.
>URGENT - PLEASE POST AND DISTRIBUTE IMMEDIATELY
>FLOOD THE ATTORNEY GENERALS OFFICE, DEMAND NO APPEAL TO
>STAY OF EXECUTION
>The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a stay of
>execution today for Kevin Cooper just a few hours before
>he was to be executed in San Quentin. This stay represents
>a temporary victory to people who are opposed to the racist
>death penalty and to all of those who are demanding a new
>trial for Kevin Cooper based on the mountain of evidence
>indicating his innocence.
>The execution order is good for 24 hours starting 12:01
>tonight Feb. 10. The stay can be over ruled by the courts
>at any moment during this time period so we must keep up
>the pressure by coming out to San Quentin tonight.
>The state's Attorney General office is weighing its option
>to appeal the 9th Circuit Court's stay by petitioning the
>Supreme Court. We need to flood Bill Lockyer Attorney
>General's office with phone calls, fax, email right now.
>Send an email message, write a note and fax, and call
>state Attorney General Bill Lockyer's office and tell him:
>"I am calling to demand that the Attorney General does not
>appeal the stay of execution for Kevin Cooper to the
>Supreme Court. The Kevin Cooper case represents all of the
>flaws of the death penalty and should not take place."
>bill.lockyer at doj.ca.gov
>We know that it is not the courts who will gain the
>freedom of Kevin Cooper and the over 600 others on death
>row in California but the rising tide against the racist
>For more information on this development, call
>International ANSWER at 415-821-6545.
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