Kent Jackson Pending Execution 7th July

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Kent Jackson Pending Execution 7th July

Post  Jennie on Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:23 pm

IF you have a spare few moments please read the following and send to the VA Governor Timothy Kaine on Kent Jackson's behalf. Please feel free to change and add to the letter as you wish or send something completly personal...

You can e-mail Governor Timothy Kaine through his web-site:

phone: 804-786-2211

fax: 804-371-6351

other Virginia contacts:
Parole Board

phone: 804-674-3081

Richmond Times-Dispatch


phone: 804-649-6000
fax: 804-819-1216

The Virginia-Pilot


phone: 757-446-2314
fax: 757-446-2051

I am writing to ask you, Governor Kaine, to stop your state's execution of Kent Jackson. Mr. Jackson is scheduled to die next Thursday, 07/10/2008, for the 2000 murder of Beulah Mae Kaiser.

Numerous discrepancies in this case demand further attention, Governor Kaine. The guilty pleas of both Mr. Jackson and his co-defendant were coerced by investigators’ abusive zeal. Further the DNA testing performed in this case did not measure up to accepted standards. Mr. Jackson’s DNA matched samples taken from the crime scene for 6 of 8 loci, but the accepted standard for such comparisons is 13 of 16 loci. Governor Kaine, this case has been invalidated by procedural error; you must cancel this execution!

Former Attorney General of the United States Janet Reno, as well as myriads of scholars, can find no evidence that the death penalty deters capital crimes. In fact, the warden of the famous Sing Sing prison believes that the death penalty exacerbates the violence in his facility by setting an example of cold-blooded killing. Recent studies show that the largest increase in capital crimes is in the state of Texas, the state which executes the most people. As for vengeance, that is the Lord's, not the government’s.

Please, Governor Kaine, stop this killing of Kent Jackson. If this execution goes forward, look around this country for the black armbands worn, and the church bells tolled, in protest of this injustice.

Thank you.

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