Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Denies Kenneth's Petition

The Save Kenneth Foster Campaign has officially entered emergency mode with
the announcement that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has denied
Kenneth's final appeal. This outrageous decision shows yet again how
backward the Texas injustice system truly is. Now it is up to the Board of
Pardons and Paroles and Governor Rick Perry to grant Kenneth clemency. It
is also a call to all of us to push harder than ever to SAVE KENNETH

The State of Texas intends to execute Kenneth Foster on August 30, despite
the fact that he did not murder anyone. Unlike any other state in this
country, Texas utilizes a unique statute called the Law of Parties which
allows the State to subject a person to death even
though he did not kill, intend to kill, help or encourage anyone to do so.

Meanwhile, the Save Kenneth Foster, Jr. Campaign is definitely picking up
steam. We held a highly successful rally on June 21st in downtown
Austin. The rally drew over 200 people who marched and heard from fantastic
speakers and performers. Since then, media coverage has really picked up,
with recent editorials in the Ft. Worth Star Telegram and the Austin
American Statesman calling for clemency for Kenneth Foster, Jr. We have had
radio coverage on Chuck D's show on Air America, Democracy Now, and
more. We have much more planned in the coming weeks, so read below about
how to get involved. To read the latest news coverage:

Save Kenneth Foster, Jr. Campaign Meeting
Wed. August 8th
Cepeda Branch
651 N. Pleasant Valley Rd., 78702
512) 974-7372
Southeast corner of Pleasant Valley and 7th St.

Family Members Speatk Out !

Tuesday, August 14 at 6:30 PM
Carver Library
At Rosewood Ave. and Angelina St.

A Roundtable Featuring:

Kenneth Foster Sr. - Father of Kenneth Foster, Jr.
Beverly Fisher - First Cousin of Kenneth Foster, Jr.
Sandra Reed - Mother of Death Row Prisoner Rodney Reed
Jeannine Scott - Wife of Texas Prisoner Michael Scott
Delia Perez Meyer - Sister of Death Row Prisoner Louis Castro Perez

Kenneth faces an August 30th execution date. Family members discuss
the case and how to stop this and all executions !

Sponsored by the Campaign to End the Death Penalty
For more info contact cedpaustin@gmail.com or call 494-0667

Save the Dates!

Rally to Save Kenneth Foster, Jr in San Antonio, Texas!
Saturday, August 18th, beginning at 5pm
Carver Community Cultural Center
226 N. Hackberry
San Antonio, TX 78202

Emergency Rally to Save Kenneth Foster!
Tuesday, August 21st, 5pm
11th and Congress, Austin
We will meet and march to the Governor's Mansion to make our voices heard!


Death Penalty News said...

See French translation on my blog 'Death Penalty News'.

nonsisamai said...

I read this story online on the second most important italian newspaper www.repubblica.it.


It's terrible, I'm sorry!

I live in Dallas.
Is there any rally in Dallas?

I hope everything is going to be all right for Kenneth Foster.

Jim said...

The blogspot does not show a time for the meeting 7-8-07 at the Cepeda Branch in Austin. I called the number and the Library says the meeting is scheduled for 6:30-9:30 PM. -Jim Weiler