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!!!STAY!!!: 12/03/14: Panetti, TX

December 3, 2014

Posted earlier today on The Christian Science Monitor website:

The Fifth US Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday stayed the execution of Scott Panetti, a Texas man convicted of killing the parents of his estranged wife, pending further competency evaluation.

Armband Alert: 12/03/14; Panetti, TX

December 3, 2014

Please wear a black No Death Penalty! wristband today, 12/03/14, in protest of the poisoning to death of Scott Panetti by the government of the state of Texas.  Mr. Panetti was convicted of killing his parents-in-law in 1992.

 

Scot Panetti has a long history of diagnoses of mental illness, including schizophrenia.  He defended himself at his trial while dressed as a cowboy.  He subpoenaed dead people, foremost among them Jesus Christ. He has been judged incompetent to stand trial.

 

In the U.S.A. we treat our ill, not kill them.

Execution Scorecard – 11/24/14-12/14/14

December 3, 2014

Last week (11/24/14-11/30/14) see previous Execution Log for details 

11/26      William Gibson                                    IN            !!!Stayed!!! for automatic state appeals

 This week (12/01/14-12/07/14) see previous Execution Log for details

12/02      Michael Ballard                                   PA             !!!Stayed!!! for Federal appeals

12/03      Scott Panetti                                         TX             scheduled

12/04      Robert Flor                                            PA             !!!Stayed!!! for Federal appeals

12/04      James Cooke                                       DE            !!!Stayed!!! for Federal appeals   

 

Next Week (12/08/14-12/14/14) see next Execution Log for details 

12/09      Edmund Zagorski                               TN            !!!Stayed!!! for challenge to execution protocol

12/10      Robert Hosley                                      GA          scheduled

12/10      Paul Goodwin                                      MO          scheduled

 

Armband Alert: 11/13/14; Banks, FL

November 12, 2014

Please wear a black No Death Penalty! wristband tomorrow, 11/13/14, in protest of the poisoning to death of Chadwick Banks by the government of the state of Florida.

Firstly, national organizations have documented twenty four death row inmates in Florida that are probably innocent, far more than any other state.  Secondly, Florida changed recently to a single drug lethal injection protocol that has never been shown to kill without excruciating pain and suffering.  In fact, the victim of a recent execution in Ohio using the same protocol took thirty minutes to die, all the while writhing in apparent agony.  Florida’s method of execution defies the Federal constitution’s prohibition of ‘cruel and unusual punishment’.   Finally, Chadwick Banks is clearly mentally ill and in the U.S.A. we do not kill our sick, we get help for them.  Florida must cancel this execution until it comes into compliance with the laws of humanity and our great nation.

 

Please keep all involved in your thoughts.

 

Execution Scorecard – 11/03/14-11/23/14

November 10, 2014

Last week (11/03/14-11/09/14) see previous Execution Log for details

!!!None Executed!!!

This week (11/10/14-11/16/14) see previous Execution Log for details

 11/13      Chadwick Banks                                 FL            scheduled

 11/13      Charles Warner                                   OK           !!!Stayed!!! until 1/15/15

 

Next Week (11/17/14-11/23/14) see next Execution Log for details 

11/19      Gregory Lott                                        OH            scheduled

11/13      Leon Taylor                                         MO           scheduled

 

 

Execution Log – 11/10/14-11/16/14: 11/13,Banks,FL

November 5, 2014

Here are copies of the e-mails I sent to people in states with scheduled executions asking them to intervene. Please e-mail, phone or fax appeals of your own. You are welcome to cut & paste.

FL                    Chadwick Banks                 scheduled 11/13/14

You can e-mail Governor Rick Scott at his website: http://www.flgov.com/contact-gov-scott/email-the-governor/

phone:    850-488-7146

other Florida contacts:

The Miami Herald

e-dress: nationalnews@herald.com

phone:    305-376-2100

fax:        305-376-5287

St. Petersburg Times

e-dress: local@sptimes.com

phone:    727-893-8215

fax:         727-893-8675

I ask you, Governor Scott, to stop your state’s execution of Chadwick Banks. Mr. Banks is scheduled to be poisoned by the government of Florida next Thursday, 11/13/14, for the 1992 murders of Cassandra Banks and Melody Cooper.

Firstly, national organizations have documented twenty four death row inmates in Florida that are probably innocent, far more than any other state.  Secondly, Florida changed recently to a single drug lethal injection protocol that has never been shown to kill without excruciating pain and suffering.  In fact, the victim of a recent execution in Ohio using the same protocol took thirty minutes to die, all the while writhing in apparent agony.  Your state’s method of execution defies the Federal constitution’s prohibition of ‘cruel and unusual punishment’.   Finally, as you acknowledged in your execution order, Mr. Bank’s crime was of such depraved cruelty as to place it beyond the bounds of acceptable human behavior.  Chadwick Banks is clearly mentally ill and in the U.S.A. we do not kill our sick, we get help for them.  Governor Scott, you must cancel this execution until you can bring your state into compliance with the laws of humanity and our great nation.

Former Attorney General of the United States Janet Reno, as well as myriads of scholars, can find no evidence that the death penalty deters capital crimes. In fact, the warden of the famous Sing Sing prison believes that the death penalty exacerbates the violence in his facility by setting an example of cold-blooded killing. Recent studies show that the largest increase in capital crimes is in the state of Texas, the state which executes the most people. As for vengeance, that is the Lord’s, not the government’s. Please, Governor Scott, stop this killing of Chadwick Banks. If this execution goes forward, look around this country for the black armbands worn, and the church bells tolled, in protest of this injustice.

Thank you.

Execution Scorecard – 10/27/14-11/16/14

November 3, 2014

Last week (10/27/14-11/02/14) see previous Execution Log for details 

10/28      Miguel Parades                                   TX            executed

10/29      Mark Christeson                                  MO           !!!Stayed!!! to review prior litigation

10/31      Fabio Brown                                        OK           !!!Stayed!!! to review conviction 

This week (11/03/14-11/09/14) see previous Execution Log for details 

!!!None Scheduled!!!     

Next Week (11/10/14-11/16/14) see next Execution Log for details

11/13      Chadwick Banks                                 FL             scheduled

11/13      Leon Taylor                                         MO           scheduled

 

 

 

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