Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Save Tookie


tookie
Originally uploaded by Botel Tobago.
I was at a rally to protect the ancient redwoods today, and a few people involved with the Save Tookie campaign suggested that the best person at this point to contact is Maria Shriver. After all, a man's wife tends to have tremendous influential power.

Then I started thinking about Maria Shriver's family and came up with the idea that perhaps we should all e-mail Ted Kennedy and urge him to speak to his extended family about how Tookie should be granted clemency.

According to Issues2000.org:

Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing.


Kennedy sponsored a bill limiting capital punishment:


H.R. 1038, S.233:

To place a moratorium on executions by the Federal Government and urge the States to do the same, while a National Commission on the Death Penalty reviews the fairness of the imposition of the death penalty .
S.486 & H.R.912:
To reduce the risk that innocent persons may be executed [by examining DNA evidence more thoroughly].
  • H. R. 912, 3/7/2001, Innocence Protection Act of 2001 (Delahunt, et. al.)
  • S.486, 3/7/2001, Innocence Protection Act of 2001 (Leahy, et. al.)
  • H.R.1038, 3/15/2001, National Death Penalty Moratorium Act of 2001 (Jackson (IL), Rodriguez, Clay, Hoeffel, Jackson-Lee (TX))
  • S.233, 1/31/2001, National Death Penalty Moratorium Act of 2001 (Feingold, Levin, Wellstone, Corzine)


Source: H.R.912 01-HR1038 on Mar 7, 2001



So I say E-mail Ted Kennedy today.

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