Kenneth Foster Lives, and Texas’ Law of Parties
Cross-posted from Brave New Films Blog.
Do you know who Kenneth Foster is? Well, today you know him as a living man instead of a dead one. His death sentence was commuted to a life sentence today by Texas Governor Rick Perry.
This is significant not only because it is practically historic when someone is not excited in Texas, but because it brings attention to what the Governor refers to as “…Texas law that allows capital murder defendants to be tried simultaneously…” What he’s talking about is Texas’ “Law of Parties,” which imposes the death penalty on any person involved in a crime where a murder occurs.
So what now? Use this link to send a message to Governor Perry, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, and other members of the Texas legislature to ease/eliminate the use of the Law of Parties going forward.
While we’re on the subject, I wish this guy could have gotten clemency too.
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