Monthly Archives: July 30, 2007

Welfare Poets for Kenneth Foster

The following is another music video by Welfare Poets who traveled all the way from New York to Texas in order to perform at the Rodney Reed rally last weekend. Welfare Poets are a collective of activists, educators, and artists together since 1990. Through teaching residencies and workshops, through activism around community struggles and through…read more

25000 visitors and counting…

During the last 48 hours or so, Texas Death Penalty blog received its 25,000th visitor! In order to celebrate this milestone, in the next few weeks we will add some new student bloggers.Thanks to all visitors. Wait, btw we survived the stock market crash last week. The numbers are in and we are doing great….read more

An appointment with death despite the evidence

Thats the title of an opinion piece by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writer, Bob Ray Sanders against the execution of Kenneth Foster. Another trip to Death Row. Another man scheduled to die on the gurney in Texas’ infamous killing chamber. Another human being who does not deserve this tragic fate. And another case that speaks…read more

Backward Texas law may make man pay with life for deed he didn’t do

Thats the title of Austin American-Statesman‘s editorial against execution of Kenneth Foster. Kenneth Foster didn’t commit murder. But that won’t stop the State of Texas from executing the Austin native Aug. 30. It was Mauriceo Brown who shot and killed Michael LaHood in San Antonio 12 years ago — not Foster. Even the prosecution agrees…read more

It Came From Austin !!!!

Benefit July 28 in AustinWHO: Texas Moratorium NetworkWHAT: “It Came From Austin!!!!” – A Benefit for the 8th annual march to stop executions and the Save Kenneth Foster CampaignWHEN: Saturday July 28, 2007 – 8:00 PMWHERE: The Scoot Inn, 1308 E. 4th, Austin TX 78702www.eastinns.comADMISSION: $5-$10 sliding scale, 21+

Death Row Blues by Darby Tillis

Darby Tillis and Perry Cobb, wrongly convicted and sentenced to death for a 1977 Chicago murder, were tried five times before being exonerated in 1987. The first two trials ended in hung juries, but the third resulted in convictions and death sentences. After a reversal by the Illinois Supreme Court on technical grounds, they were…read more

Nydesha Foster

The following is a great essay read by Nydesha Foster, daughter of death-row inmate Kenneth Foster. Nydesha is only 11 years old.