[Marxism] Urgent: Stop the execution of Kenneth Foster
lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Aug 29 06:36:26 MDT 2007
> Urgent: Stop the execution of Kenneth Foster
> Texas, the state that has executed 400 people, has three executions
> scheduled for this week. One of these men, Kenneth Foster, is innocent based on
> indisputable evidence. Even the state of Texas admits that he killed no one.
> Kenneth was convicted because of Texas' law of parties, although what
> happened doesn't even fall under this law since Kenneth did not plan or conspire to
> commit the murder that took place. And he could not have foreseen what
> happened. Under the Texas Law of Parties a person can be found responsible for a
> crime committed by another person if they encouraged, aided or conspired to
> commit the crime or if they could have anticipated the crime was to be
> committed. Texas is the ONLY state that a person can be sentenced to death if they
> intended to kill or anticipated that someone would be killed.
> So on August 30 Texas wants to execute a man who never touched the gun, who
> killed no one, and who was 80 feet away in a car with the windows rolled up
> and the radio blaring while a man was shot by another young man who has
> already been executed.
> Kenneth Foster's case is important not just because he is innocent; not just
> because the death penalty targets people of color and the poor. Kenneth is
> also an activist and a leader on death row. He help found the DRIVE Movement
> which has held numerous hunger strikes and protests on death row. Right now he
> and Johnny Amador, who is also scheduled to be executed this week, are both
> on a hunger strike. Neither will go willingly to their death and neither will
> cooperate with the executioners.
> Please go to www.freekenneth.com and click on the third "HERE" where it
> "Write Governor Perry, Members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles and
> Members of the Texas Legislature to Stop the Execution of Kenneth HERE"
> Make phone/fax calls to Gov. Rick Perry’s Office: Call 800-252-9600 (Texas
> callers) or 512-463-1782 (Austin and out of state), and send faxes to
> 512-463-1849. Governor's Citizen's Assistance and Opinion Hotline: (512) 463-1782
> Office of the Governor Main Switchboard: (512) 463-2000 [office hours are 8:00
> a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST]
> Contact the Texas Board of Pardons & Paroles and tell them to grant Kenneth
> Foster clemency: Phone (512) 406-5852 Fax (512) 467-0945
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