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The Framing of Kevin Cooper, on San Quentin’s Death Row [with VIDEO]

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.

Help Make Video in Support of MUMIA ABU-JAMAL!!

Beginning at 6:30pm tonight on the Gazebo in Old Town Eureka, Redwood Curtain Friends of MOVE will be showing the film, "In Prison My Whole Life," which centers around the story of Mumia Abu-Jamal's arrest and imprisonment on death row- and impending exectution. We will also be video taping statements in support of Mumia. Come learn about Mumia Abu-Jamal, an amazing journalist and political prisoner and show your support for his release.

 

We want, along with people and organizations around the world, the immediate RELEASE of MUMIA ABU-JAMAL and NO EXECUTION!

 

MAY 19 is Global Day of Action for Troy Davis

DO NOT LET THE STATE EXECUTE TROY DAVIS!

KEEP THE PRESSURE ON AFTER MAY 19TH!


 

Tuesday, MAY 19 is the global day of action for Troy Davis.
Troy Davis is an innocent man on death row in Georgia.
Now is a critical time to do anything and everything!
Below is a message from Troy Davis' sister, Martina: