clemency

BREAKING: Judge Halts Execution of Terry Williams and Orders New Sentencing

Read the Stay of Execution and Vacation of Death Sentence granted by Court of Common Pleas

Hear Mumia Abu-Jamal's broadcast "Butter (Terry Williams) Gets to Breathe'

Read the statement from Terry's attorney in response to the court's decision. 

http://www.prisonradio.org/media/audio/mumia/butter-terry-williams-gets-breathe-135

“On behalf of Terry Williams, we are extremely pleased that Judge Sarmina, after carefully considering all of the evidence in this case, has vacated the death sentence based on misconduct by the prosecution.

What About Leonard Peltier? Or the MOVE 9?

Obama Issues First Pardons Of His Presidency

by Dan Froomkin 12/3/10-- President Obama, who had gone nearly 700 days without using his clemency power, finally issued nine pardons on Friday afternoon to a very minor rogue's gallery of small-time felons who long ago did their time, if they did any at all.

Far from sending a message about the excesses and errors of the judicial system, Obama picked minor and sometimes ancient offenses -- such as a 1963 conviction for "mutilation of coins" -- to forgive. He also chose not to commute any sentences at all.

Georgia Senator Urges Execution Staff to STRIKE & REFUSE to Kill Troy Davis

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. 

URGENT: STOP the Execution of Troy Davis, set for Sept. 21 (Calls, Emails & Petitions!)


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!

* Gov. Nathan Deal: phone (404) 656-1776, fax (404) 657-7332, email georgia.governor@gov.state.ga.us, web contact form http://gov.state.ga.us/contact.shtml

Schwarzenegger Should Have Granted KEVIN COOPER Clemency Today (Jan 3, 2011)- But He Didn't.

January 03, 2011

Kevin Cooper's Legal Team Expresses Disappointment and Vindication; Vows to Continue to Press for Clemency

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Reacting to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's failure to grant Kevin Cooper's clemency petition during his last day in office, Mr. Cooper's lawyers today expressed disappointment at the out-going governor's lack of action and his decision to forward Mr. Cooper's petition to incoming Governor Jerry Brown. But seeing partial vindication in this act, the team vowed to fight on. "Governor Schwarzenegger dodged this issue in the final hours of his governorship," said Norman Hile, lead attorney for Cooper. "We are disappointed, but there is still time to prevent the execution of an innocent man. Because the State of California is currently enjoined from executions using lethal injection, we will have an opportunity to take our case to incoming Governor Jerry Brown."