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From http://www.justiceforreggie.com:

In 1991, two young women went missing after visiting the abandoned Chain of Rocks Bridge in St. Louis Missouri — a popular hang-out with local teens — with their cousin. The cousin told the police an impossible tale: that the girls had been pushed from the bridge, but he was ordered to jump by an unknown assailant and survived the nearly 80-foot fall into strong currents with no injuries and dry hair. The police were naturally skeptical of his account and, within hours, he confessed to killing the girls.

Yet this man, who is white, has never spent a day in jail. Instead, the police arrested four local youths who were also on the bridge that night. Three of the young men, all African-American, received the death sentence. The fourth young man, who is white, received a 30-year sentence and will be eligible for parole soon.

Reggie Clemons is one of the youths that received the death sentence, even though prosecutors conceded that Reggie neither pushed the women nor planned their deaths. The prosecutor simply theorized that Reggie was an “accomplice” even though there is no physical evidence linking Reggie to the crime for which he received the death penalty: no fingerprints, no DNA, no hair or fiber samples.

Many of Reggie’s claims have never been heard in a court of law because of procedural rules that have barred the presentation of important evidence. After reviewing the evidence, two federal judges voted to overturn his death sentence and found that Reggie was denied a fair trial. But Reggie’s sentence of death remains.

So many people were up in arms yesterday…now that Troy Davis is gone, will you continue to fight or were you just hype for the moment?

Click the link to head to amnesty.org and learn more about Reggie’s case, sign the petition—do something. We have lots more time to act.

keep this revolution moving

This is on my dash again and this STILL bothers me. TWO. FEDERAL. JUDGES. Voted to OVERTURN this sentence. BUT HE’S STILL GOING TO DIE. Why? 

Amnesty International fact sheet here (pdf).

there’s also a much longer amnesty international report (2.07 megabytes).  it’s a PDF and it’s hosted here (link) [WARNING for more talk of racism in the US “justice” system/racist murders by the state/abuse/harassment/police brutality].  NOTE: hosting of the report changes a lot.  if that link stops working at some point, try searching the internet for “Death by prosecutorial misconduct and a ‘stacked’ jury”, in quotes.

[most of my text above reposted from a while back because tumblr won’t let me reblog myself for some reason]

{ LINK: Reggie Clemons could be the next Troy Davis. }

thecurvature:

jhameia:

zami:

mixedbyziggy:

From http://www.justiceforreggie.com:

In 1991, two young women went missing after visiting the abandoned Chain of Rocks Bridge in St. Louis Missouri — a popular hang-out with local teens — with their cousin. The cousin told the police an impossible tale: that the girls had been pushed from the bridge, but he was ordered to jump by an unknown assailant and survived the nearly 80-foot fall into strong currents with no injuries and dry hair. The police were naturally skeptical of his account and, within hours, he confessed to killing the girls.

Yet this man, who is white, has never spent a day in jail. Instead, the police arrested four local youths who were also on the bridge that night. Three of the young men, all African-American, received the death sentence. The fourth young man, who is white, received a 30-year sentence and will be eligible for parole soon.

Reggie Clemons is one of the youths that received the death sentence, even though prosecutors conceded that Reggie neither pushed the women nor planned their deaths. The prosecutor simply theorized that Reggie was an “accomplice” even though there is no physical evidence linking Reggie to the crime for which he received the death penalty: no fingerprints, no DNA, no hair or fiber samples.

Many of Reggie’s claims have never been heard in a court of law because of procedural rules that have barred the presentation of important evidence. After reviewing the evidence, two federal judges voted to overturn his death sentence and found that Reggie was denied a fair trial. But Reggie’s sentence of death remains.

So many people were up in arms yesterday…now that Troy Davis is gone, will you continue to fight or were you just hype for the moment?

Click the link to head to amnesty.org and learn more about Reggie’s case, sign the petition—do something. We have lots more time to act.

keep this revolution moving

This is on my dash again and this STILL bothers me. TWO. FEDERAL. JUDGES. Voted to OVERTURN this sentence. BUT HE’S STILL GOING TO DIE. Why? 

Amnesty International fact sheet here (pdf).

there’s also a much longer amnesty international report (2.07 megabytes).  it’s a PDF and it’s hosted here (link) [WARNING for more talk of racism in the US “justice” system/racist murders by the state/abuse/harassment/police brutality].  NOTE: hosting of the report changes a lot.  if that link stops working at some point, try searching the internet for “Death by prosecutorial misconduct and a ‘stacked’ jury”, in quotes.

[most of my text above reposted from a while back because tumblr won’t let me reblog myself for some reason]

{ LINK: Reggie Clemons could be the next Troy Davis. }

thecurvature:

jhameia:

zami:

mixedbyziggy:

From http://www.justiceforreggie.com:

In 1991, two young women went missing after visiting the abandoned Chain of Rocks Bridge in St. Louis Missouri — a popular hang-out with local teens — with their cousin. The cousin told the police an impossible tale: that the girls had been pushed from the bridge, but he was ordered to jump by an unknown assailant and survived the nearly 80-foot fall into strong currents with no injuries and dry hair. The police were naturally skeptical of his account and, within hours, he confessed to killing the girls.

Yet this man, who is white, has never spent a day in jail. Instead, the police arrested four local youths who were also on the bridge that night. Three of the young men, all African-American, received the death sentence. The fourth young man, who is white, received a 30-year sentence and will be eligible for parole soon.

Reggie Clemons is one of the youths that received the death sentence, even though prosecutors conceded that Reggie neither pushed the women nor planned their deaths. The prosecutor simply theorized that Reggie was an “accomplice” even though there is no physical evidence linking Reggie to the crime for which he received the death penalty: no fingerprints, no DNA, no hair or fiber samples.

Many of Reggie’s claims have never been heard in a court of law because of procedural rules that have barred the presentation of important evidence. After reviewing the evidence, two federal judges voted to overturn his death sentence and found that Reggie was denied a fair trial. But Reggie’s sentence of death remains.

So many people were up in arms yesterday…now that Troy Davis is gone, will you continue to fight or were you just hype for the moment?

Click the link to head to amnesty.org and learn more about Reggie’s case, sign the petition—do something. We have lots more time to act.

keep this revolution moving

This is on my dash again and this STILL bothers me. TWO. FEDERAL. JUDGES. Voted to OVERTURN this sentence. BUT HE’S STILL GOING TO DIE. Why? 

Amnesty International fact sheet here (pdf).

there’s also a much longer amnesty international report (2.07 megabytes).  it’s a PDF and it’s hosted here (link) [WARNING for more talk of racism in the US “justice” system/racist murders by the state/abuse/harassment/police brutality].  NOTE: hosting of the report changes a lot.  if that link stops working at some point, try searching the internet for “Death by prosecutorial misconduct and a ‘stacked’ jury”, in quotes.

[most of my text above reposted from a while back because tumblr won’t let me reblog myself for some reason]

After having spent 10 years on death row in the US state of Texas, British grandmother Linda Carty remains optimistic and is fighting to prove her innocence.

The British consulate was not notified of Linda’s arrest, nor that she was being charged with capital murder, and was therefore not able to assist with her case at this crucial stage. A catastrophically flawed trial led to her death sentence in February 2002. Since then, Reprieve has gathered significant evidence which - if presented at her trial - Reprieve believes could have proved her innocence.

In this interview with BBC Radio 5 Live, Linda talks about life in prison, the case and her fight for the right to live.

Listen to Linda Carty on BBC Radio 5 Live (link)

[WARNINGS: more talk of execution/prison industrial complex.  also, her main case page (the page linked to by her name) has some talk of rape.]

another page with ways to help and more info (link):

Linda’s life is now in the hands of the Republican Governor of Texas, Rick Perry. Since succeeding George Bush nine years ago, Governor Perry has only granted clemency to one death row inmate - Kenneth Foster in 2007.

It is time to get very worried about Linda. She needs all the support she can get - here are some of the ways you can help:

  1. Please sign this petition now, or email info@reprieve.org.uk and we will sign for you.
  2. Follow Linda Carty’s case on Facebook, Twitter or our Save Linda Petition.
  3. Sign up for updates on Linda’s case and all our other work by clicking here.
  4. Send us a letter seeking clemency  for Linda; we will collect these letters and send them to the authorities when an execution date has been set.
  5. Donate to our Urgent Appeal for Linda Carty.
  6. Write a letter of support to Linda at: Linda Carty, # 999406, Mountainview Unit, 2305 Ransom Rd, Gatesville, Texas 76528, USA. Letters must include a return address.

[READ MORE]

{ LINK: Reggie Clemons could be the next Troy Davis. }

thecurvature:

jhameia:

zami:

mixedbyziggy:

From http://www.justiceforreggie.com:

In 1991, two young women went missing after visiting the abandoned Chain of Rocks Bridge in St. Louis Missouri — a popular hang-out with local teens — with their cousin. The cousin told the police an impossible tale: that the girls had been pushed from the bridge, but he was ordered to jump by an unknown assailant and survived the nearly 80-foot fall into strong currents with no injuries and dry hair. The police were naturally skeptical of his account and, within hours, he confessed to killing the girls.

Yet this man, who is white, has never spent a day in jail. Instead, the police arrested four local youths who were also on the bridge that night. Three of the young men, all African-American, received the death sentence. The fourth young man, who is white, received a 30-year sentence and will be eligible for parole soon.

Reggie Clemons is one of the youths that received the death sentence, even though prosecutors conceded that Reggie neither pushed the women nor planned their deaths. The prosecutor simply theorized that Reggie was an “accomplice” even though there is no physical evidence linking Reggie to the crime for which he received the death penalty: no fingerprints, no DNA, no hair or fiber samples.

Many of Reggie’s claims have never been heard in a court of law because of procedural rules that have barred the presentation of important evidence. After reviewing the evidence, two federal judges voted to overturn his death sentence and found that Reggie was denied a fair trial. But Reggie’s sentence of death remains.

So many people were up in arms yesterday…now that Troy Davis is gone, will you continue to fight or were you just hype for the moment?

Click the link to head to amnesty.org and learn more about Reggie’s case, sign the petition—do something. We have lots more time to act.

keep this revolution moving

This is on my dash again and this STILL bothers me. TWO. FEDERAL. JUDGES. Voted to OVERTURN this sentence. BUT HE’S STILL GOING TO DIE. Why? 

Amnesty International fact sheet here (pdf).

there’s also a much longer amnesty international report (2.07 megabytes).  it’s a PDF and it’s hosted here (link) [WARNING for more talk of racism in the US “justice” system/racist murders by the state/abuse/harassment/police brutality].  NOTE: hosting of the report changes a lot.  if that link stops working at some point, try searching the internet for “Death by prosecutorial misconduct and a ‘stacked’ jury”, in quotes.

[most of my text above reposted from a while back because tumblr won’t let me reblog myself for some reason]

After having spent 10 years on death row in the US state of Texas, British grandmother Linda Carty remains optimistic and is fighting to prove her innocence.

The British consulate was not notified of Linda’s arrest, nor that she was being charged with capital murder, and was therefore not able to assist with her case at this crucial stage. A catastrophically flawed trial led to her death sentence in February 2002. Since then, Reprieve has gathered significant evidence which - if presented at her trial - Reprieve believes could have proved her innocence.

In this interview with BBC Radio 5 Live, Linda talks about life in prison, the case and her fight for the right to live.

Listen to Linda Carty on BBC Radio 5 Live (link)

[WARNINGS: more talk of execution/prison industrial complex.  also, her main case page (the page linked to by her name) has some talk of rape.]

another page with ways to help and more info (link):

Linda’s life is now in the hands of the Republican Governor of Texas, Rick Perry. Since succeeding George Bush nine years ago, Governor Perry has only granted clemency to one death row inmate - Kenneth Foster in 2007.

It is time to get very worried about Linda. She needs all the support she can get - here are some of the ways you can help:

  1. Please sign this petition now, or email info@reprieve.org.uk and we will sign for you.
  2. Follow Linda Carty’s case on Facebook, Twitter or our Save Linda Petition.
  3. Sign up for updates on Linda’s case and all our other work by clicking here.
  4. Send us a letter seeking clemency  for Linda; we will collect these letters and send them to the authorities when an execution date has been set.
  5. Donate to our Urgent Appeal for Linda Carty.
  6. Write a letter of support to Linda at: Linda Carty, # 999406, Mountainview Unit, 2305 Ransom Rd, Gatesville, Texas 76528, USA. Letters must include a return address.

[READ MORE]

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After having spent 10 years on death row in the US state of Texas, British grandmother Linda Carty remains optimistic and is fighting to prove her innocence.

The British consulate was not notified of Linda’s arrest, nor that she was being charged with capital murder, and was therefore not able to assist with her case at this crucial stage. A catastrophically flawed trial led to her death sentence in February 2002. Since then, Reprieve has gathered significant evidence which - if presented at her trial - Reprieve believes could have proved her innocence.

In this interview with BBC Radio 5 Live, Linda talks about life in prison, the case and her fight for the right to live.

Listen to Linda Carty on BBC Radio 5 Live (link)

[WARNINGS: more talk of execution/prison industrial complex.  also, her main case page (the page linked to by her name) has some talk of rape.]

another page with ways to help and more info (link):

Linda’s life is now in the hands of the Republican Governor of Texas, Rick Perry. Since succeeding George Bush nine years ago, Governor Perry has only granted clemency to one death row inmate - Kenneth Foster in 2007.

It is time to get very worried about Linda. She needs all the support she can get - here are some of the ways you can help:

  1. Please sign this petition now, or email info@reprieve.org.uk and we will sign for you.
  2. Follow Linda Carty’s case on Facebook, Twitter or our Save Linda Petition.
  3. Sign up for updates on Linda’s case and all our other work by clicking here.
  4. Send us a letter seeking clemency  for Linda; we will collect these letters and send them to the authorities when an execution date has been set.
  5. Donate to our Urgent Appeal for Linda Carty.
  6. Write a letter of support to Linda at: Linda Carty, # 999406, Mountainview Unit, 2305 Ransom Rd, Gatesville, Texas 76528, USA. Letters must include a return address.

[READ MORE]

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After having spent 10 years on death row in the US state of Texas, British grandmother Linda Carty remains optimistic and is fighting to prove her innocence.

The British consulate was not notified of Linda’s arrest, nor that she was being charged with capital murder, and was therefore not able to assist with her case at this crucial stage. A catastrophically flawed trial led to her death sentence in February 2002. Since then, Reprieve has gathered significant evidence which - if presented at her trial - Reprieve believes could have proved her innocence.

In this interview with BBC Radio 5 Live, Linda talks about life in prison, the case and her fight for the right to live.

Listen to Linda Carty on BBC Radio 5 Live (link)

[WARNINGS: more talk of execution/prison industrial complex.  also, her main case page (the page linked to by her name) has some talk of rape.]

another page with ways to help and more info (link):

Linda’s life is now in the hands of the Republican Governor of Texas, Rick Perry. Since succeeding George Bush nine years ago, Governor Perry has only granted clemency to one death row inmate - Kenneth Foster in 2007.

It is time to get very worried about Linda. She needs all the support she can get - here are some of the ways you can help:

  1. Please sign this petition now, or email info@reprieve.org.uk and we will sign for you.
  2. Follow Linda Carty’s case on Facebook, Twitter or our Save Linda Petition.
  3. Sign up for updates on Linda’s case and all our other work by clicking here.
  4. Send us a letter seeking clemency  for Linda; we will collect these letters and send them to the authorities when an execution date has been set.
  5. Donate to our Urgent Appeal for Linda Carty.
  6. Write a letter of support to Linda at: Linda Carty, # 999406, Mountainview Unit, 2305 Ransom Rd, Gatesville, Texas 76528, USA. Letters must include a return address.

[READ MORE]

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After having spent 10 years on death row in the US state of Texas, British grandmother Linda Carty remains optimistic and is fighting to prove her innocence.

The British consulate was not notified of Linda’s arrest, nor that she was being charged with capital murder, and was therefore not able to assist with her case at this crucial stage. A catastrophically flawed trial led to her death sentence in February 2002. Since then, Reprieve has gathered significant evidence which - if presented at her trial - Reprieve believes could have proved her innocence.

In this interview with BBC Radio 5 Live, Linda talks about life in prison, the case and her fight for the right to live.

Listen to Linda Carty on BBC Radio 5 Live (link)

[WARNINGS: more talk of execution/prison industrial complex.  also, her main case page (the page linked to by her name) has some talk of rape.]

another page with ways to help and more info (link):

Linda’s life is now in the hands of the Republican Governor of Texas, Rick Perry. Since succeeding George Bush nine years ago, Governor Perry has only granted clemency to one death row inmate - Kenneth Foster in 2007.

It is time to get very worried about Linda. She needs all the support she can get - here are some of the ways you can help:

  1. Please sign this petition now, or email info@reprieve.org.uk and we will sign for you.
  2. Follow Linda Carty’s case on Facebook, Twitter or our Save Linda Petition.
  3. Sign up for updates on Linda’s case and all our other work by clicking here.
  4. Send us a letter seeking clemency  for Linda; we will collect these letters and send them to the authorities when an execution date has been set.
  5. Donate to our Urgent Appeal for Linda Carty.
  6. Write a letter of support to Linda at: Linda Carty, # 999406, Mountainview Unit, 2305 Ransom Rd, Gatesville, Texas 76528, USA. Letters must include a return address.

[READ MORE]

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