Monthly Archives: August 31, 2007

A message from the Foster family

Dear Friends, Family and supporters, Oh my God, where to start. We are estatic, overwhelmed and full of smiles!Finally the Death row nightmare is over, no more seeing him from behind glass- soon we will be able to hug him. Nydesha will be able to hu him Without all the hard work from all of…read more

Lessons learned from the Kenneth Foster Victory

There are certainly many lessons to learn from the Kenneth Foster victory. The victory was the result of the entire Texas anti-death penalty movement working together, including every anti-death penalty organization in Texas, as well as Kenneth’s lawyers and family members and some long-time supporters of Kenneth from other U.S. states and around the world….read more

Rick Perry commuted Kenneth Foster’s death sentence

Aov. Rick Perry accepted a recommendation from the state parole board and said today he would spare condemned prisoner Kenneth Foster from execution and commute his sentence to life. Foster had been scheduled to die tonight. “After carefully considering the facts of this case, along with the recommendation from the Board of Pardons and Paroles,…read more

Board votes to spare Texas man set to die tonight

Please contact governor Perry ASAP and ask him to accept Board of Pardons and Paroles decision. * Office of the Governor Main Switchboard: (512) 463-2000 * Office of the Governor Fax: (512) 463-1849 By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press HUNTSVILLE — The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles recommended today that Gov. Rick Perry spare condemned…read more

Dan Rather takes on the Death Penalty

I will leave for Huntsville in a few minutes. Hopefully there will be a positive response from BPP.I will try to do some audio blogging from Huntsville. In the meanwhile, the word has come out that Dan Rather Reports is going to Examines the Death Penalty Cases of Ruben Cantu and Carlos De Luna, September…read more

Kenneth Foster in the spotlight

Apparently Al-Jazeera is interested in Kenneth Foster’s case and are planning to send their crews to Texas. London’s Independent and LA Times also have some interesting articles. Capitolannex also weights in the United Methodist Church’s doctrine against the death penalty. Very interesting that both Governor Perry and his fellow congregants can so easily look over…read more

Star-Telegram and Express-News

“No Needle” is title of another Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial against execution of Kenneth Foster. Although his statement could have been phrased a tad more gently, Gov. Rick Perry was on target when he informed the European Union that Texans aren’t too concerned about what Europeans think when it comes to his state’s use of…read more

Contact BPP members

As you all know we are not going to have an answer until tomorrow from the BPP. What we need to do is contact any journalists or media contacts you have and ask them to call the Board members and ask them what is going on? Why is there even a decision to contemplate? As…read more