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Execution Log – 10/08/12-10/14/12: 10/10,Green,TX

October 5, 2012

This log includes information about one execution scheduled for next week, 10/08/12-10/14/12. 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       Jonathan Green             scheduled 10/10/12

You can e-mail Governor Rick Perry at his website:

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


phone: (512) 445-3667

fax: (512) 445-3679

 Houston Chronicle


phone: (713) 220-7491


I ask you, Governor Perry, to stop your state’s execution of Jonathan Green. Mr. Green is scheduled to be poisoned by the government of Texas next Wednesday, 10/10/12, for the 2000 slaying of Christina LeAnn Neal.

Jonathan Green has been diagnosed as schizophrenic by doctors in your own state prison system. The United States Supreme Court long ago outlawed the execution of mentally incompetent offenders.  Lisa Michalk, the Texas appeal court judge in the case, claimed she could find no prohibition in law to the execution of the mentally insane.  Please require that she read the Supreme Court’s 1987 decision in Ford v. Wainwright.  Governor Perry, you must stay this execution to allow time for your state to catch up to the requirements of humanity and the laws of our land!

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 Jonathan Green. 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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