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Execution Log – 02/27/12-03/04/12: 02/28,Bartee,TX;02/29,Moorman,AZ;02/29,Rivas,FL

February 23, 2012

his log includes information on 3 executions scheduled for next week, 02/20/12-03/04/12. 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.

TX                    Anthony Bartee                 scheduled 02/28/12

You can e-mail Governor Rick Perry at his website: http://www.governor.state.tx.us/contact

phone: (512) 463 2000

fax:       (512) 463 184

other Texas contacts:

 Pardons and Paroles

phone: (512) 406 5852

fax:       (512) 467 0945

Austin American Statesman

e-dress: letters@statesman.com

phone: (512) 445-3667

fax:       (512) 445-3679

Houston Chronicle

e-dress: hci@chron.com

phone: (713) 220-7491

 I ask you, Governor Perry, to stop your state’s execution of Anthony Bartee.  Mr. Bartee is scheduled to be poisoned by the government of Texas next Tuesday, 02/28/12, for the 1996 murder of David Cook.

There are many substantial problems with the case of Anthony Bartee, each one calling out for review prior to carrying out his death sentence.

  • Mr. Bartee has maintained all along that he shot the victim in self-defense during a struggle over a gun, with no evidence to the contrary nor even any investigation.
  • The prosecutors withheld the information that they bartered considerable sentencing leniency to two associates of Mr. Bartee for their testimony implicating him.
  • One of Mr. Bartee’s original lawyers resigned from the case after learning that he was associated with the victim’s family.
  • In a ‘slip of the tongue’, prosecutors told Mr. Bartee’s sentencing jury about his decision not to testify at his original trial.
  • The state of Texas, although ordered by a federal court judge to do so, has not yet re-tested the DNA evidence in the case, which Mr. Bartee maintains would prove his innocence and the presence of other potential perpetrators.
  • Texas intends to execute Anthony Bartee whether or not he has been proven to be the actual killer on the perverse notion that participating in any part of the interaction, in this case a robbery, is the same as murder.

Governor Perry, you must stay this execution to allow the legal proceedings in your state to catch up to the law of the land and the demands of justice.

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 Perry, stop this killing of Anthony Baretee.  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.

AZ                    Robert Moorman                 scheduled 02/29/12

You can e-mail Governor Jan Brewer at her website: http://www.azgovernor.gov/Contact.asp

phone: (602) 542-4331

fax: (602) 542-1381

Other Arizona contacts:

The Arizona Republic

web site: http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/opinions/sendaletter.html

phone: (602) 444-6397

University of Arizona Student Media

e-dress: edman@email.arizona.edu

phone: (520) 621-3551

I ask you, Governor Brewer, to stop your state’s execution of Robert Moorman.  Mr. Moorman is scheduled to be poisoned by the government of Arizona next Wednesday, 02/29/12, for the 1984 brutal murder of his adoptive mother.

Mr. Moorman was taking advantage of a three day pass from prison to spend time with his mother when he committed this crime.  After murdering her, he dismembered the body and left pieces in various trash bins around the area.  The circumstances of the crime demonstrate graphically the sickness of the perpetrator.  He could not have committed such atrocities, nor could anyone else, without being completely out of his mind.   It is clear that Mr. Moorman was not in control of his actions during this crime.   In this country we don’t kill people this sick, we provide treatment.  It is established law that we do not punish people for actions taken while they are not in control of themselves.

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 Brewer, stop this killing of Robert Moorman.  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.

TX                    George Rivas                      scheduled 02/29/12

You can e-mail Governor Rick Perry at his website: http://www.governor.state.tx.us/contact

phone: (512) 463 2000

fax:       (512) 463 1849

 other Texas contacts:

 Pardons and Paroles

phone: (512) 406 5852

fax:       (512) 467 0945

Austin American Statesman

e-dress: letters@statesman.com

phone: (512) 445-3667

fax:       (512) 445-3679

Houston Chronicle

e-dress: hci@chron.com

phone: (713) 220-7491

 I ask you, Governor Perry, to stop your state’s execution of George Rivas.  Mr. Rivas is scheduled to be poisoned by the government of Texas next Wednesday, 02/29/12, for the 2000 murder, with six accomplices, of police officer Aubrey Hawkins,

This case, infamous for the successful prison break that preceded it, is a good example of the unequal justice that defendants in Texas receive at the hands of the state.  One of the accomplices has already been executed for the crime, while another received a stay of execution recently.  A third defendant committed suicide rather than be executed for this crime.  Governor Perry, you must stay this execution to allow the legal proceedings in your state to apply equal justice to all defendants.

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 Perry, stop this killing of George Rivas.  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.

And thanks for all you do to abolish the death penalty in the United States of America!

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