Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Easter Execution Paid in Full

Exposed: Help the Least of These, His Brethren: Behold the Lamb of God.  And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them ...

MaryLovesJustice Show, Tape 1: "End DP in Bible Belt States" at this TalkShoe link (After the first 45 minutes, there is a two-minute pause inserted by cyberstalkers, then the tape continues for another hour. That is the only tape cyberstalkers permitted this censored anti-dp advocate to complete.)

For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth; to hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death 
~Psalm 102:19-20

Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body ~Hebrews 13:3

Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again ~Luke 6:38

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy 
~Matthew 5:7

 If ye love me, keep my commandments 
~John 14:15

Thy shalt not kill 
~Exodus 20:13

CALVARY ~Mahalia Jackson 

Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord
~Romans 12:19

SINCE 1976
1/5/121278OKGary Welch49W1 WhiteLethal Injection3-drug w/ pentobarbital17
1/26/121279TXRodrigo Hernandez39L1 WhiteLethal Injection3-drug w/ pentobarbital10
2/8/121280MSEdwin Turner ¥38W2 BlackLethal Injection3-drug w/ pentobarbital16
2/15/121281FLRobert Waterhouse65W1 WhiteLethal Injection3-drug w/ pentobarbital32
2/29/121282AZRobert Moorman63W1 WhiteLethal Injection1-drug (pentobarbital)27
2/29/121283TXGeorge Rivas41L1 WhiteLethal Injection3-drug w/ pentobarbital11
3/7/121284TXKeith Thurmond52W2 WhiteLethal Injection3-drug w/ pentobarbital10
3/8/121285AZRobert Towery47W1 WhiteLethal Injection1-drug (pentobarbital)20
3/15/121286OKTimothy Stemple46W1 WhiteLethal Injection3-drug w/ pentobarbital14
3/20/121287MSLarry Puckett35W1 WhiteLethal Injection3-drug w/ pentobarbital16
3/22/121288MSWilliam Mitchell61B1 WhiteLethal Injection3-drug w/ pentobarbital14
3/28/121289TXJesse Hernandez47L1 LatinoLethal Injection3-drug w/ pentobarbital10
4/12/121290FLDavid Gore58W1 WhiteLethal Injection3-drug w/ pentobarbital28
4/18/121291OHMark Wiles49W1 WhiteLethal Injection1 drug (pentobarbital)26
4/20/121292DEShannon Johnson*28B1 BlackLethal Injection3-drug w/ pentobarbital6
4/25/121293AZThomas Kemp63W1 LatinoLethal Injection1 drug (pentobarbital)19
4/26/121294TXBeunka Adams29B1 WhiteLethal Injection3-drug w/ pentobarbital8
5/1/121295OKMichael Selsor57W1 WhiteLethal Injection3-drug w/ pentobarbital36
6/5/121296MSHenry Jackson47B4 BlackLethal Injection3-drug w/ pentobarbital22
6/12/121297IDRichard Leavitt53W1 WhiteLethal Injection1 drug (pentobarbital)27
6/12/121298MSJan Brawner34W4 WhiteLethal Injection3-drug w/ pentobarbital10
6/20/121299MSGary Simmons49W1 WhiteLethal Injection3-drug w/ pentobarbital15
6/27/121300AZSamuel Lopez49L1 LatinoLethal Injection1-drug (pentobarbital)25
7/18/121301TXYokamon Hearn33B1 WhiteLethal Injection1-drug (pentobarbital)14
8/7/121302TXMarvin Wilson54B1 BlackLethal Injection1-drug (pentobarbital)18
8/8/121303AZDaniel Cook51W1 Latino
1 White
Lethal Injection1-drug (pentobarbital)24
8/14/121304OKMichael Hooper40W3 WhiteLethal Injection3-drug w/ pentobarbital17
9/20/121305OHDonald Palmer47W2 WhiteLethal Injection1-drug (pentobarbital)23
9/20/121306TXRobert Harris40B1 Latino
1 White
Lethal Injection1-drug (pentobarbital)12
9/25/121307TXCleve Foster47W1 BlackLethal Injection1-drug (pentobarbital)8

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~ foreign national
¥ white defendant executed for murder of black victim
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Monday, September 17, 2012

Reggie Clemons: Innocent on Death Row

Stop the Execution of Reggie Clemons in Missouri - Act w/ Amnesty


In the interest of justice, I urge you to grant Reggie Clemons clemency.  Mr. Clemons was sentenced to death in St. Louis as an accomplice in the 1991 murder of two young white women, Julie and Robin Kerry.  Two other black youths were also convicted, including Marlin Gray (executed in 2005). Clemons has consistently maintained his innocence, and his case illustrates many of the flaws in the U.S. death penalty system.

While I have tremendous sympathy for the family and friends of Julie and Robin Kerry, and am mindful of the pain and grief that they have experienced, I believe capital punishment only perpetuates a harmful cycle of violence.

I am particularly troubled by the lack of physical evidence in this case, allegations of police coercion and prosecutorial misconduct, questions of inadequate legal representation and questions of race, and finally, what appears to have been a "stacked" jury.

At the time of the trial, the prosecution conceded that Clemons neither killed the victims nor planned the crime because there was no physical evidence that tied him to the crime itself or the events leading up to it. The two main witnesses were a former suspect and a co-defendant.

Clemons alleges that under the pressure of police brutality he confessed to raping one of the victims, though never to murder.  Four federal judges have agreed that the prosecutor's conduct during the trial was "abusive and boorish."  And Clemons' lawyer had a full-time job in another state during her representation of Mr. Clemons, resulting in poor preparation for the trial.

The final issue when considering the case of Mr. Clemons is that of race.  Not only were the murder victims white, but the two crucial witnesses were as well.  The three convicted defendants were black, and during the jury selection, blacks were disproportionately dismissed, resulting in an unrepresentative jury given the sizable black population of St. Louis.  The jury's flaws were also noted in 2002 by a U.S. District Court judge who ruled that Clemons' death sentence should not stand because six prospective jurors had been improperly excluded at the jury selection.  Later a high court overturned this ruling on technical grounds.

While I am sympathetic to the pain and suffering caused by this terrible crime, I feel that executing Reggie Clemons would be unfair and unjust.  It is clear that Mr. Clemons' trial was flawed in numerous regards and that serious questions persist regarding the reliability of his conviction and the proportionality of his sentence.  I hope that you will follow this recommendation and commute the death sentence of Reggie Clemons.

Sign Amnesty's petition to save Reggie Clemons at this link

Learn more about Reggie Clemons at these websites:
Free Reggie Clemons Now
Justice for Reggie
“Judge, there was injustice during every point on Reggie’s road to death row,” Josh Levine said in opening arguments Monday.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Pedophile Victim Faces Execution for Killing His Abuser

Terrance Williams, a pedophile victim, faces execution for killing one of his abusers.

Please sign the PETITION TO SAVE TERRANCE WILLIAMS at this link

Below is an excerpt of the story on Williams by Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer:

Terrance Williams is scheduled to die October 3. He killed a man in 1985, soon after turning 18.

With less than a month before condemned murderer Terrance Williams is scheduled to die by lethal injection, his advocates on Thursday chose an option not used in a half-century: a plea for clemency from the governor.

Lawyers for Williams, 46, formerly of Philadelphia, filed the petition asking Gov. Corbett and the state Board of Pardons to stop Williams’ Oct. 3 execution and commute his sentence to life in prison without parole.

A broad-based group of lawyers and former judges, child advocates, and religious figures – including the widow of the man Williams killed in 1984 – urged that his life be spared for a crime committed three months after he turned 18, the minimum age for someone to be sentenced to death in the United States.

Moreover, the petition says, five members of the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury that condemned Williams for the murder of Amos Norwood have said they would have opted for life in prison had they heard mitigating evidence about Williams’ horrific childhood of sexual abuse by a neighbor, a teacher, and Norwood himself.

“The evidence of abuse in this case is clear,” reads a letter of support signed by 26 child advocates and experts in sexual abuse. “There can be no doubt that Terry was repeatedly and violently abused and exploited as a child and teenager by manipulative older men.

“Terry’s acts of violence have, alas, an explanation of the worst sort: enveloped by anger and self-hatred, Terry lashed out and killed two of the men who sexually abused him and caused him so much pain.”

Continue Reading @

   Thank you for your interest in justice and compassion for Terrance Williams. Join the Davis/MacPhail Truth Committee, the murder victim's widow, and Pennsylvania's Attorney General Linda Kelly in asking for clemency by signing Williams' petition. Please also contact the Pennsylvania Pardons Board as well as the governor's office to request clemency for an abused child who was barely an adult when he was sentenced to die for killing a man who violated him. Please share this article with individuals and online groups. The Davis/MacPhail Truth Committee has no psychiatrists or psychologists as members at this time. But it is our opinion that Williams suffered from post traumatic stress disorder that resulted from lifelong brutality from his mother and sexual assaults from her lovers as well as Williams' juvenile detention guards and others. Pennsylvania prosecuted a judge in early 2011 who channeled children into private prisons for his own profit. The world was also horrified in 2012 by the Penn State University scandal, which revealed that many young people were molested on that campus with the full knowledge of responsible adults. Now in the last quarter of 2012, we urge Pennsylvania to grant clemency to one such victimized child who broke under the weight of his own oppression and took a life. Please have mercy. See an excerpt from a news article below:

PROSECUTOR LIES TO KILL WILLIAMS ( Sept. 21, 2012) Three of the five Pardons Board members voted to recommend Governor Tom Corbett grant Williams clemency [after a hearing before the board Monday, September 17, 2012. The board must vote unanimously for clemency in order for the governor to grant same.] Defense attorneys contend Assistant District Attorney Thomas Dolgenos erred in asserting that federal courts had already heard and rejected the defense claim that prosecutors in Williams’ 1986 trial promised to help a co-defendant get parole, in exchange for his testimony against Williams. Williams’ attorneys contend that information — which was also central to the appeal in the Philadelphia court Thursday — didn’t come to light until after the federal appeals were heard, and that Dolgenos’ statement may have swayed the board of pardons vote. - Continue reading at

Racial, geographic and economic disparities (by Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to DP)
  • African-American defendants in Philadelphia are four times more likely to be given a death sentence than white defendants.
  • Although Philadelphia’s murder rate is only 3 times great than that of Harrisburg, the proportion of those condemned to death is 11 times greater in Philadelphia.
  • Pennsylvania provides no funding for indigent defense services, opting instead to rely on county-funded indigent defense systems. As a result, the quality of Pennsylvania’s capital indigent defense system varies widely among counties and fails to afford uniform, quality representation to many capital defendants.
For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the Lord behold the earth; to hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death. ~Psalm 102:19-20
Philadephia Judge Cites Withheld Evidence in Granting New Sentencing Trial to Terrance Williams
On September 28, Philadelphia Judge M. Teresa Sarmina granted a stay of execution and a new sentencing hearing to Terrance Williams because the prosecutors suppressed important mitigating evidence. The evidence, which could have been presented at trial, indicated the prosecutors knew that Amos Norwood, Williams’s victim, had been a pedophile who sexually abused Williams.

Petition: Re-investigate Officer MacPhail's Murder


September 21 will be the first anniversary of Troy Davis's execution. Davis was never given a new trial by jury to hear his claim to innocence. Davis requested that we "continue to fight this fight" to clear his name. Will you do that? Please sign the petition requesting re-investigation of Officer Mark MacPhail's murder. The petition is addressed to Georgia Bureau of Investigations and the U.S. Department of Justice. (Four(4) links are in this article.)

Petition to re-investigate the murder of Officer MacPhail 
We, the undersigned, hold that Officer MacPhail's murder should be thoroughly investigated in light of recanted and tarnished witness testimony, a faulty initial investigation that was highly prejudicial toward Troy Davis, and his poorly financed defense during the original trial and appeals process. These factors led to the conviction and execution of Troy Anthony Davis without proof of guilt and the possibility that Officer MacPhail's murderer thwarted justice. A thorough investigation is warranted and hereby demanded.

Hear Troy Davis's last words, affirming his innocence and carrying his final request: 

"All I can ask is that each of you look deeper into this case, so that you really will finally see the truth. I ask my family and friends that you all continue to pray, that you all continue to forgive. Continue to fight this fight. For those about to take my life, may God have mercy on all of your souls. God bless you all."

Troy Davis' Last Words Released By Georgia Department Of Corrections (AUDIO)

If the world's largest initiative for justice can be ended simply by killing the principal, then no justice quests will be given more regard than children's tantrums in the future. Let us "keep fighting this fight" for the sake of Troy Davis and everyone who is or will be incarcerated or face execution without proof of guilt.

Visit the official Troy Davis website:

Google "Troy Davis Mary Neal" for more articles by this writer.

NOTE: Please take the initiative to share this petition with your friends and online networks. Both Officer MacPhail and Troy Davis deserved a thorough investigation of this matter. Thank you.

Mary Neal, director of the Davis/MacPhail Truth Committee, an online advocacy against the death penalty, especially for persons whose guilt was not irrevocably proved and for inmates who should be exempt from capital punishment because of mental illness or retardation. You are invited to connect with me at and at Google+ - Join the Davis-MacPhail Truth Committee today by signing and sharing the petition!