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Execution Log – 03/26/12-04/01/12: 03/28,Hernandez,TX; 03/29,Arthur,AL (A)

March 22, 2012

This log includes information on 2 executions scheduled for next week, 03/26/12-04/01/12, on in Texas and the other in Alabama.  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        Jesse Hernandez                 scheduled 03/28/12

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

phone: (512) 463 2000

fax:       (512) 463 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 Jesse Hernandez.  Mr. Hernandez is scheduled to be poisoned by the government of Texas next Wednesday, 03/28/12, for the 2001 murder of 11-month old Karlos Borja.

Jesse Hernandez is certainly culpable in this case, but not for Karlos Borja’s death.  Mr. Hernandez struck the child causing him to be sent to the hospital.  There he was put into an induced coma.  Later he was taken off life support and died, but not before the hospital had given the child a lethal dose of phenobarbital.  Experts reviewing the medical records have also concluded that the hospital took Karlos Borja off life support too soon.  By its negligence and malpractice the hospital actually killed little Karlos Borja, not Jesse Hernandez.    U.S. District Court Judge Keith Ellison denied pleas for a new trial but wrote that he lamented doing so because of “disturbing uncertainties” raised about his guilt.  Governor Perry, with these well documented questions about the guilt of Jesse Hernandez in the death of Karlos Borja, you must invoke your power to stay the execution for thirty days to allow justice and law to catch up to the Texas executioners.

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 Jesse Hernandez.  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.

AL        Tommy Arthur                  scheduled 03/29/12

You can e-mail Alabama Governor Robert Bentley directly at his web site:

http://www.alabama.gov/sliverheader/Welcome.do?url=http://governor.alabama.gov/contact.aspx

phone: 334-242-7100 fax: 334-242-0937

 other Alabama contacts:

Alabama Parole Board

 e-dress: wsegrest@parole.state.al.us

phone: 334-242-8730

fax: 334-242-8700

Birmingham News

 e-dress: elard@bhamnews.com

phone: 205-325-2444

fax: 205-325-3345

Montgomery Advertiser

e-dress: khare@montgomeryadvertiser.com

phone: 334-262-1611

fax: 334-261-1597

 

I ask you, Governor Bentley, to stop your state’s execution of Tommy Arthur.  Mr. Arthur is scheduled to be poisoned by the government of Alabama next Thursday, 03/29/12, for the 1982 murder of Troy Wicker in a murder for hire scheme.

Alabama is about to execute an innocent man in Tommy Arthur.  Two witnesses saw Mr. Arthur seventy five miles away from the scene of the crime at the time it happened.  The wife of the victim, allegedly the mastermind of the scheme, was originally charged with the murder and named two other people as co-conspirators.   She has testified twice that Tommy Arthur had nothing to do with this crime.  Several of the trial jurors later said that had they been presented all the evidence, they would never have convicted Tommy Arthur of the murder of Troy Wicker.  Governor Bentley, actual innocence is the final defense against this execution; Alabama may not kill Tommy Arthur!

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 Bentley, stop this killing of Tommy Arthur.  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.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 8, 2012 2:05 am

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    • April 8, 2012 4:23 pm

      Thanks for the comments. I had a FrontPage based site for years, but I converted this year to WordPress. It is so much easier and does many things automatically that I was doing manually. I now have a redirect from the old site to this one. I’ll soon shut down the old site.

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