Thursday, August 23, 2007

Upcoming Actions for Kenneth Foster!

EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO THE BOARD OF PARDON AND PAROLE DECISION: STANDING
CALL FOR A PRESS CONFERENCE AND RALLY.

5PM, Governor's Mansion at 11th and Lavaca, on the day of the ruling.

The BPP is expected to make their clemency recommendation anytime between
now and Tuesday the 28th of August. Check your email and phone as much as
possible between now and Tuesday and be ready to come out at 5PM on the day
we hear a decision. Again, any day between now and Tuesday, August 28th!


SURROUND THE MANSION WITH CLEMENCY LETTERS SATURDAY!

Saturday, August 25 at 3:00 PM
Governor's Mansion, 11th and Lavaca.

Join family and supporters of Kenneth as we make a chain of clemency letters
around the Governor's mansion. Bring your own personal letter to Governor
Perry to read and add to the chain!


FAMILY MEMBER'S FORUM IN HOUSTON ON SATURDAY!

You are invited to meet Kenneth's father, grandfather, and wife on Saturday,
August 25, from 2-4 PM at St. Saviour Baptist Church at 5202 Tronewood in
Northeast Houston. Here how someone who shot no one, who killed no one, can
be executed in Texas. Here about a young man who became educated and
politicized on death row and became a leader and an organizer. And find out
how you can help stop his execution.


RALLY IN LIVINGSTON AUGUST 29TH OUTSIDE THE POLUNSKY UNIT!
RALLY IN HUNTSVILLE AUGUST 30 OUTSIDE THE DEATH HOUSE!
Details on these two protests to be announced soon. Everyone should plan to
be at these protests if possible. Caravan details also to be announced very
soon!


KEEP CALLING GOVERNOR PERRY:
Tell him: ³Don't let Texas execute Kenneth Foster for driving a car!²

In Austin or from out of state: (512) 463-1782
Calling from Texas: (800) 252-9600
Fax: (512) 463-1849
Email: send message from the website:
http://www.governor.state.tx.us/contact
<http://www.governor.state.txus/contact>

3 comments:

Rachel O said...

Though I agree with the spirit of this post, I don't think "Don't let Texas execute Kenneth Foster for driving a car!" is a good rallying cry. It makes it seem like we don't understand that he was doing something illegal. If the opposition doesn't believe we understand the situation, they will dismiss our convictions. I think a better rallying cry would be something like "Kenneth Foster doesn't deserve to die!" or "Kenneth Foster's sentence is worse than his crime!" Tell me if you disagree.

SlamGlam said...

I am against the DP but he was an accessory after the fact and is thus guilty of murder. he ought to just take his just desserts and die like a man.

JREY_SA said...

During the time of LaHood's murder, Foster was on a 10 year deferred sentence for a previous violent crime of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, which Foster had shot two young men which proved he did not show any regard to human life or gave a second thought to harming, terrorizing or even ending innocent lives! He is not the "innocent" person he or his supporters are making him out to be. So before you try to "save" Kenneth Foster, read the facts on the case and know that he was found GUILTY based on many facts presented in court and testimonial accounts presented.

Foster agreed to drive Brown (shooter) around town, selecting prey and committing armed robberies that night. They had robbed other people at gunpoint that night and split the stolen property equally. Why should Foster be excused for taking his active role in the events that led to Mike's murder?

Foster aided in the crime and drove away leaving Micheal Lahood shot in the face, laying in his driveway. They decided that night to commit armed robberies with a loaded gun, Foster had a choice that night to participate in criminal activity which ultimately resulted in the loss of the true innocent victim, Michael LaHood.