Executions in the USA


This video from the USA is called Mentally Disabled Man Executed in TEXAS – System Failure?

By Kate Randall:

Seven US executions scheduled in next 10 days

12 November 2008

Over the next 10 days, seven death row inmates are scheduled to be executed in the United States. Five of these condemned men are in Texas, a state that has carried out 15 of the 31 executions in the US so far this year.

Barring a last-minute reprieve, George Whitaker III will die by lethal injection at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Texas execution chamber in Huntsville, north of Houston. The next day, prisoner Denard Manns is set to be put to death.

Three more Texas executions are planned for next week: Eric Cathey on Tuesday, November 18; Rogelio Cannady on Wednesday, November 19; and Robert Hudson on Thursday, November 20.

Two executions are scheduled in other states: Gregory L. Bryant-Bey in Ohio, and Marco Allen Chapman in Kentucky. Chapman would be the first person put to death in Kentucky in 10 years.

The US Supreme Court on Monday ordered a federal trial court to consider the case of Troy Davis, a prisoner on death row in George for the 1989 murder of off-duty police officer Mark MacPhail in Savannah, Georgia. The ruling came on a habeas corpus petition filed directly with the Supreme Court on Davis’s behalf: here.

How many innocents executed in the USA? Here.

Afghanistan under watch over increasing executions: here.

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has announced that the country’s 4,000 death-row inmates will have their sentences commuted to life imprisonment, describing their wait to face execution as “undue mental anguish and suffering”.

Europeans Press the US to End the Death Penalty: here.

Russia’s Constitutional Court effectively outlawed the death penalty when it declared that a moratorium on capital punishment would remain in force until the nation fully bans executions.

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8 thoughts on “Executions in the USA

  1. Posted by: “nathaniel x vance” broali4xa@yahoo.com broali4xa
    Tue Dec 2, 2008 4:31 pm (PST)

    Remember Stanley Tookie Williams?

    California Under Schwarzenegger Continues Down A Perilous Path

    As if bad could not get any worst! Gov. Schwarzenegger is being forced to deal with a 18 billion dollar budget deficit, which he has proven he cannot rectify nor his legislature without some drastic measures.

    Guess what, he spent 10 billion on prisons in 2007-08, and plan to spent 8 billion on new prisons many of which is unjustly housing non-violent drug offenders who are mostly disproportionately non-white! If he did nothing else, he ought to revise those racist drug laws and start sending drug offenders to rehab centers instead of billion dollars (schools for criminal) prisons! By God, this alone would save his state billions. But knowing how Mr. Swatzenegger has done in the past – like killing Stanley Tookie Williams, I doubt if he would spend one second listening to anyone who made the same humane suggestion!

    Can you imagine this, according to this article, Cali will in a few years, be spending more on prisons than on higher education! By comparison, no other big state is no where near the amount Cali spends on prisons. This should tell you a lot about what the priorities are in California under republican Mr. Swatzenegger! Because of his inane policies, California is now on the deathbed, and when you consider how fires and earthquakes also pose a problem to his budget and the state, the matter surely is likely to get much worst before it get better.

    Just lock as many of us as you can, then throw away the keys!

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/05/21/PRISONS.TMP

  2. TELL THE GEORGIA GOV., LEGISLATURE, PARDONS AND PAROLE BOARD, PRESIDENT OBAMA, ATTORNEY GENERAL HOLDER, CONGRESS AND THE MEDIA:
    STOP THE EXECUTION OF TROY DAVIS!

    Please join the online campaign to STOP THE EXECUTION! FREE TROY DAVIS NOW!
    YOUR EMERGENCY ACTION IS NEEDED NOW! Click HERE to Fill in Online Form

    Tell Gov. Perdue and the Georgia Pardons and Parole Board:

    STOP THE EXECUTION! FREE TROY DAVIS!

    Troy Davis is an African American on death row in Georgia. Davis was convicted in the 1989 killing of a police officer despite what Amnesty International calls “overwhelming doubts about his guilt.” No physical forensic evidence was presented at Davis’ trial, and 7 of the 9 witnesses have recanted their testimony, with at least two saying they were pressured by police to finger Davis as the killer. Yet on October 14, 2008 the Supreme Court refused to allow a new hearing in his case, and on April 16, 2009 the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-1 to deny his appeal. TAKE ACTION NOW using the form below to let the Georgia Parole Board, Governor, Legislature, and congressional delegation as well as President Obama, U.N. Secretary-General Ban, Congressional leaders and members of the media know you demand No Execution of Troy Davis!
    On May 19, from Alaska to West Virginia and from Argentina to Uganda, high school and college students, faith-based groups and progressive community organizations are organizing vigils, rallies and petition drives as well as the vital means of communication to bring worldwide pressure on Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue and the Pardons and Parole Board to stop the execution of Troy Anthony Davis.

    Your messages will go to hundreds of public officials, including the Governor of Georgia, the entire Georgia legislature, each member of the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, the full Georgia Congressional delegation, as well as President Obama, Attorney General Holder, Congressional leaders, U.N. Secretary-General Ban, and national and local media representatives.

    To fill in the online petition, go to:
    http://www.iacenter.org/troydavis

    For more information and to find a demonstration near you go to:
    http://www.gfadp.org/TakingAction/TroyDavis/tabid/68/Default.aspx

    The text of the message reads as follows (you will have the opportunity to edit it if you wish):

    To: Governor Perdue, Georgia Pardons and Parole Board, Georgia Legislature, Georgia Congressional Delegation, President Obama, Attorney General Holder, Congressional Leaders, U.N. Secretary General Ban

    cc: members of the media

    On April 16, 2009, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 to deny the appeal of Troy Davis, an innocent man on death row in Georgia. He was convicted solely on witness testimony, and 7 of the 9 witnesses have since recanted, many alleging that police coerced them into making false statements.

    I join with millions in the US and around the world in demanding that you stop the execution of Troy Davis. Innocence matters to me. Justice matters to everyone.

    I urge you to act now.
    ———–

    International Action Center
    c/o Solidarity Center
    55 W 17th ST #5C
    New York, NY 10011
    http://www.iacenter.org
    iacenter@iacenter.org
    212-633-6646

  3. Amnesty International USA: TAKE ACTION NOW!

    Courts refuse to hear the full case that may prove Troy’s innocence. But if an innocent man is executed, then who will be held responsible for the murder of police officer Mark MacPhail?
    Newly-elected District Attorney Chisolm can act now to save Troy’s life.

    The Supreme Court will soon look at Troy Davis’ petition for a new trial. While we will be disappointed if the courts once again fail to intervene in a case that is so overwhelmed with doubt and a lack of evidence, Troy needs us to keep knocking on doors until one finally opens up.

    Savannah’s new District Attorney, Larry Chisolm, elected in 2008 on similar principles as President Obama, could be that opportunity. During Chisolm’s bid for District Attorney, he laudably pledged to “increase the sense of fairness and transparency in the prosecution function.” If there ever was a case that required both fairness and transparency, then this is it. Urge District Attorney Chisolm to make good on his pledge by re-opening Troy’s case.

    At the heart of this case is a brutal murder of a police officer that could go unpunished if an innocent man is put to death. The District Attorney has the power to re-open the investigation into this crime for which Troy was convicted. Only once we have all the facts on the table, can the courts truly begin to assess the fate of Troy Davis.
    Troy Day of Action

    At this point, no court has bothered to answer:

    * why seven of nine prosecution witnesses have recanted or contradicted their testimony?
    * why no physical evidence links Troy to the murder?
    * why one of the two final witnesses has been implicated in many sworn statements as the real killer of officer Mark MacPhail?

    Ask District Attorney Chisolm to re-open the investigation to uncover the truth behind officer MacPhail’s murder.

    You only have to look to May 19th, the Global Day of Action for Troy Davis, to grasp just how much more there is to this case than meets the eye. Supporters across the U.S. joined voices with advocates from 14 different countries around the globe to demand real action for Troy.

    Your actions continue to mean so much. In fact, Troy Davis and his sister, Martina Correia, were so touched by the outpouring of your support that they joined a call with Amnesty activists and staff to give their ‘thank yous’ in person. Listen to Troy Davis’ message to Amnesty activists (MP3).

    We don’t know how much longer this fight for Troy’s life is going to last. But as long as there are people who can intervene to save Troy’s life, then we will keep pushing for justice.

    Remind District Attorney Chisolm there is still time to make good on his pledge.

    In Solidarity,

    Sue Gunawardena-Vaughn
    Director, Death Penalty Abolition Campaign
    Amnesty International USA

    Copyright 2009 | Amnesty International USA | 5 Penn Plaza | New York, NY 10001 | 212.807.8400

  4. ACT NOW to STOP THE EXECUTION OF TROY DAVIS!
    SIGN THE ONLINE PETITION AT iacenter.org/troydavis

    On March 28, 2011, the US Supreme Court failed to take up the appeal of Troy Davis. He could be executed at any time.

    TELL THE GEORGIA GOV., LEGISLATURE, PARDONS AND PAROLE BOARD, PRESIDENT OBAMA, ATTORNEY GENERAL HOLDER, CONGRESS AND THE MEDIA:
    STOP THE EXECUTION OF TROY DAVIS!

    Please join the online campaign to STOP THE EXECUTION! FREE TROY DAVIS NOW!
    YOUR EMERGENCY ACTION IS NEEDED NOW! Click HERE to SIGN Online Petition!

    Tell Gov. Deal and the Georgia Pardons and Parole Board:

    STOP THE EXECUTION! FREE TROY DAVIS!

    On March 28, 2011, the US Supreme Court failed to take up the appeal of Troy Anthony Davis, the Savannah, Ga. man whose scheduled execution has been halted three times in the past because of the growing evidence and public belief in his innocence. The State of Georgia could issue an execution date at any time.

    Troy Davis is an African American on death row in Georgia. Davis was convicted in the 1989 killing of a police officer despite what Amnesty International calls “overwhelming doubts about his guilt.” No physical forensic evidence was presented at Davis’ trial, and 7 of the 9 non-police witnesses have recanted their testimony, with at least two saying they were pressured by police to finger Davis as the killer. CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION NOW to let the Georgia Pardons and Parole Board, Governor, Legislature, and congressional delegation as well as President Obama, U.N. Secretary-General Ban, Congressional leaders and members of the media know you demand No Execution of Troy Davis!

    Your messages will go to hundreds of public officials, including the Governor of Georgia, the entire Georgia legislature, each member of the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, the full Georgia Congressional delegation, as well as President Obama, Attorney General Holder, Congressional leaders, U.N. Secretary-General Ban, and national and local media representatives.

    Sign Online at http://www.iacenter.org/troydavis

    The text of the message reads as follows (you will have the opportunity to edit it if you wish):

    To: Governor Deal, Georgia Pardons and Parole Board, Georgia Legislature, Georgia Congressional Delegation, President Obama, Attorney General Holder, Congressional Leaders, U.N. Secretary General Ban

    cc: members of the media

    On March 28, 2011, the US Supreme Court failed to take up the appeal of Troy Anthony Davis, the Savannah, Ga. man whose scheduled execution has been halted three times in the past because of the growing evidence and public belief in his innocence.. He was convicted solely on eye witness testimony, and 7 of the 9 non-police witnesses have since recanted, several alleging that police coerced them into making false statements.

    I join with millions in the US and around the world in demanding that you stop the execution of Troy Davis.Serious doubt remains. I call on all those with authority and influence in this decision to grant clemency to Troy Anthony Davis and overturn the death sentence.

    Innocence matters to me. Justice matters to everyone.

    I urge you to act now.

    Sincerely,
    (your signature here)

    Sign Online at http://www.iacenter.org/troydavis

    International Action Center
    c/o Solidarity Center
    55 W 17th St #5C
    New York, NY 10011
    212-633-6646
    http://www.iacenter.org
    iacenter@iacenter.org

  5. Act NOW to STOP THE EXECUTION OF TROY DAVIS!
    Troy Davis
    EMERGENCY: EXECUTION SET FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21.
    ACT NOW!
    Take Action on the Global Day of Solidarity for Troy Davis, Friday, Sept. 16.

    LIST YOUR LOCAL ACTIVITY AT iacenter.org/actions/troydavissept16listlocalaction

    SIGN ONLINE PETITION AT iacenter.org/troydavis
    All anti-death penalty activists in the U.S. and worldwide should prepare NOW to organize coordinated actions on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16.
    Plan an activity – a rally, demonstration, petitioning drive, teach-in, community leafletting, etc on that day in your city.
    Post your event at iacenter.org/actions/troydavissept16listlocalaction and justicefortroy.org
    In ATLANTA, at 6pm on September 16th there will be a March assembling at Woodruff Park, Peachtree and Edgewood and concluding at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 407 Auburn Ave with a service featuring national civil rights, community and religious leaders, Martina Correia and other family members of Troy Davis,and exonerated prisoners.

    NEW YORK CITY:

    ALL OUT FOR EMERGENCY DEMO

    FRIDAY SEPT 16 4:30- 6 PM

    TIMES SQUARE, 43rd ST AND 7th AVE.

    STOP THE EXECUTION OF TROY DAVIS
    Other important dates:
    Thursday, Sept. 15: delivery of petitions to the Georgia Pardon and Parole Board;
    Monday, Sept. 19: hearing on clemency for Troy Davis by Georgia Pardon and Parole Board
    For more information on the campaign, go to http://www.aiusa.org or gfadp.org
    On March 28, 2011, the US Supreme Court failed to take up the appeal of Troy Davis. AND NOW HIS EXECUTION HAS BEEN SET FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21.

    TELL THE GEORGIA GOV., LEGISLATURE, PARDONS AND PAROLE BOARD, PRESIDENT OBAMA, ATTORNEY GENERAL HOLDER, CONGRESS AND THE MEDIA:
    STOP THE EXECUTION OF TROY DAVIS!

    Please join the online campaign to STOP THE EXECUTION! FREE TROY DAVIS NOW!
    YOUR EMERGENCY ACTION IS NEEDED NOW! Click HERE to Sign the Online Petition

    Tell Gov. Deal and the Georgia Pardons and Parole Board:

    STOP THE EXECUTION! FREE TROY DAVIS!

    On March 28, 2011, the US Supreme Court failed to take up the appeal of Troy Anthony Davis, the Savannah, Ga. man whose scheduled execution has been halted three times in the past because of the growing evidence and public belief in his innocence. AND NOW HIS EXECUTION HAS BEEN SET FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21.

    Troy Davis is an African American on death row in Georgia. Davis was convicted in the 1989 killing of a police officer despite what Amnesty International calls “overwhelming doubts about his guilt.” No physical forensic evidence was presented at Davis’ trial, and 7 of the 9 non-police witnesses have recanted their testimony, with at least two saying they were pressured by police to finger Davis as the killer.

    CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION NOW to let the Georgia Parole Board, Governor, Legislature, and congressional delegation as well as President Obama, U.N. Secretary-General Ban, Congressional leaders and members of the media know you demand No Execution of Troy Davis!

    Your messages will go to hundreds of public officials, including the Governor of Georgia, the entire Georgia legislature, each member of the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, the full Georgia Congressional delegation, as well as President Obama, Attorney General Holder, Congressional leaders, U.N. Secretary-General Ban, and national and local media representatives.

    SIGN ONLINE PETITION AT iacenter.org/troydavis

    The text of the message reads as follows (you will have the opportunity to edit it if you wish):

    To: Governor Deal, Georgia Pardons and Parole Board, Georgia Legislature, Georgia Congressional Delegation, President Obama, Attorney General Holder, Congressional Leaders, U.N. Secretary General Ban

    cc: members of the media

    STOP THE EXECUTION OF TROY DAVIS, NOW SET FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21!

    On March 28, 2011, the US Supreme Court failed to take up the appeal of Troy Anthony Davis, the Savannah, Ga. man whose scheduled execution has been halted three times in the past because of the growing evidence and public belief in his innocence. He was convicted solely on eye witness testimony, and 7 of the 9 non-police witnesses have since recanted, several alleging that police coerced them into making false statements.

    I join with millions in the US and around the world in demanding that you stop the execution of Troy Davis. Serious doubt remains. I call on all those with authority and influence in this decision to grant clemency to Troy Anthony Davis and overturn the death sentence.

    Innocence matters to me. Justice matters to everyone.

    I urge you to act now.

    Sincerely,

    SIGN ONLINE PETITION AT iacenter.org/troydavis

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