Monthly Archives: September 2011

Contact Governor Scott – stop Manuel Valle’s 3 p.m. execution

Gov. Scott didn’t grant Manuel Valle a transparent clemency hearing with his attorney present, or allow Valle to contact the Cuban counsel. A growing number of judges consider decades on death row to be cruel and unusual punishment for which … Continue reading

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Petition the President: Direct the FBI to investigate misconduct that affects trial outcomes

14-years-old Detroiter Davontae Sanford, blind in one eye and developmentally disabled, was convicted of a quadruple homicide that one of the real shooters cleared him of. His mother was the first to click “like” when I posted the petition to facebook. … Continue reading

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Manuel Valle, and sixty dead men walking …

Manuel Valle is not on the Green Mile … there were no triumphs of mouse or men in any of the 60 executions that took place in his 33 years on death row. Although Florida has had more than three … Continue reading

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The Business Journal – investor’s friend, or foe?

With Orchid Cellmark’s forensic evidence shenanigans unresolved, LabCorp issued a fifth extension of its purchase offer. Will The Business Journal follow the mainstream media in allowing the FTC to dither?  From: Susan Chandler Date: September 16, 2011 5:58:40 AM EDT To: mlevans@bizjournals.com Cc: “Alan J. Friedman” … Continue reading

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Rick Perry, poll vaulter

The Guardian printed comments from those who are far from enthused with Texas Governor Perry’s death penalty preoccuption, including Ray Hill’s remark,  “It never strikes him that he should value the lives of those who are accused, even wrongfully.” Perry killed … Continue reading

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Holding my applause for Perry’s path to perdition

If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, Texas Governor Perry’s unpaved path will get him there faster. From: Susan Chandler Date: September 12, 2011 5:46:07 AM EDT To: bpp-clemency@tdcj.state.tx.us Cc: ASKDOJ <askdoj></askdoj> Subject: Pardon Based on Innocence/Clemency for Steven Woods #999427, execution … Continue reading

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Call him irresponsible, call him unreliable, throw in undependable, too …

Rep. TX Gov. Rick Perry – former Democrat, former secessionist, former Dream Act supporter, etc. – is presently pro-death penalty, but he’ll likely switch sides the minute the polls tell him to. Until the executed can be formerly dead, the Texas Board … Continue reading

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