Posted by copwatch | Sun, 03/18/2012 - 3:21pm story
The Framing of Kevin Cooper, on San Quentin’s Death Row -- An interview with J. Patrick O’Connor
By Hans Bennett, Prison Radio
On February 20, San Quentin Prison (just North of San Francisco) was the site of a groundbreaking "Occupy San Quentin" demonstration linking Occupy Wall Street with the anti-prison movement. Inside on San Quentin’s death row is a man named Kevin Cooper, whose case for innocence is widely considered to be one of the most compelling today. Indeed, when the Ninth Circuit Court ruled against Cooper’s final appeal in 2009, Judge William A. Fletcher wrote in his 101 page dissenting opinion that “the State of California may be about to execute an innocent man.”
Kevin Cooper’s controversial 1985 conviction and death sentence is the subject of a new book by veteran journalist J. Patrick O’Connor entitled, Scapegoat: The Chino Hills Murders and The Framing of Kevin Cooper. O’Connor is the editor of www.crimemagazine.com and the author of The Framing of Mumia Abu-Jamal (Lawrence Hill, 2008). He has previously worked as a reporter for UPI, editor of Cincinnati Magazine, associate editor of TV Guide, and editor and publisher of the Kansas City New Times.
Posted by copwatch | Tue, 09/20/2011 - 4:44pm story
A message from Troy Anthony Davis September 10, 2011
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 09/23/2011 - 12:38am story
Troy Anthony Davis
Executed by the State of Georgia 11:08 PM Sept 21, 2011
Rest In Peace
Posted by copwatch | Tue, 09/20/2011 - 5:29pm story
Georgia Senator Joins SCHR to Urge Execution Staff to Strike & Refuse to Kill Troy Davis Date of Publication: 09/20/2011
Atlanta – Today, the day before Troy Anthony Davis is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection, Georgia Senate Democratic Whip Vincent Fort and Southern Center for Human Rights Executive Director Sara Totonchi have issued a joint statement calling upon the individuals charged with carrying out the execution to refuse to participate in the killing of a possibly innocent man.
Posted by copwatch | Sun, 09/18/2011 - 5:49pm event
An Innocent Man Faces Execution in Georgia
Troy Davis faces execution in Georgia, September 21.
Davis was framed up, convicted, and sentenced to death for the murder of a Savannah policeman in 1989.
Please, call, fax or email today.
Stop the execution of Troy Davis!
Posted by copwatch | Sun, 09/18/2011 - 12:50am story
Troy Davis is set to die in under a week but advocates say there is 'too much doubt' to condemn him to death. Jesse Strauss Last Modified: 18 Sep 2011 14:02
Posted by copwatch | Sat, 08/22/2009 - 1:27pm story
Troy Davis and the Meaning of 'Actual Innocence'
August 19, 2009 by TruthDig.com by Amy Goodman
Posted by copwatch | Mon, 06/15/2009 - 9:14am story