[conspire] OT freekenneth.com Urgent. Please help. Thanks.

john_re john_re at fastmail.us
Mon Aug 27 09:43:58 PDT 2007

Here is an urgent situation that enables you to do some good in this

Will you please read the following, and then:

"Urge Governor Perry, Members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles and
Members of the TexasLegislature to Agree to Stop the Execution of
Kenneth Foster, Jr scheduled for August 30, 2007." (The first url below
has a form where you can send that message.)

I believe this impending action is evil, and hope that you and other
members of the GNU/Linux community will join me in requesting the above.

Thank you.

John Arthur Regan, Jr

Form where you can send the message:

On August 30, 2007, Texas, the state that executes more people than any
in the country, plans to deliver a lethal injection to Kenneth Foster,
Jr. While this may seem like nothing out of the ordinary for a state
that will perform its 400th execution this summer, Kenneth’s case is
unique. He killed no one. The state of Texas will be the first to admit
this. It seems unthinkable that a man who did not even touch the gun
that ended the life of Michael LaHood, Jr. on August 14, 1996 in San
Antonio, Texas would be sent to his death for such a crime. What makes
this possible is the Law of Parties.

Only four states across the country have laws that enable prosecutors to
hold those merely present at the scene of a crime legally responsible.
Texas is the only state that applies this statute in capital cases,
making it the only place in the United States where a person can be
factually innocent of murder and still face the death penalty.



Backward Texas law may make man pay with life for deed he didn't do
Saturday, July 28, 2007

Kenneth Foster didn't commit murder. But that won't stop the State of
Texas from executing the Austin native Aug. 30.


Kenneth's Case

Kenneth Foster and his supporters wish to first express their deepest
sympathy to the LaHood family and friends for their loss. Kenneth does
not take the death of a fellow human being lightly. He regrets this
tragedy every day.

Kenneth Foster is a twenty-six year old, African-American, living on
death row in Texas.  Each day he lives in hope that the safeguards in
the judicial system will remedy the tragedy of his imminent death at the
hands of the State of Texas for a crime he did not commit. 

Kenneth had no part in the death of Mr. LaHood. 

...these are not crimes for which he should give his life. He took no
part in the death of Mr. LaHood. He did not anticipate that Mr.LaHood
would be in any danger when he waited for Mr.Brown.

Here is another member of the GNU/Linux community who also is aware of
this issue:
(See left column "Urgent action items".)

Thank you for reading this far.  Now, please read the above url's, then
go to 
and send a message.

Your help here is important, and urgent.  Only you can add your voice to
this matter.

I believe this impending action is evil, and hope that you and other
members of the GNU/Linux community will join me in requesting the above.

Thank you.

  john_re at fastmail.us

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