Category Archives: In Support of Kenneth

In Support of Kenneth

Shujaa on behalf of Kenneth Foster / Shujaa, exonerated death row inmate speaks on behalf of and shows support for the family of Kenneth Foster Jr.

Rally to Save Kenneth Foster Jr Austin Texas, July 21, 2007

Mario Africa – Kenneth Foster Rally / Mario Africa of Move talking during the Kenneth Foster Rally in Austin Texas.

Civil disobedience at governor’s mansion for Kenneth Foster

About 200 members of Kenneth Foster’s family, friends, and supporters rallied in Austin to demand that Governor Rick Perry hear the Foster family’s pleas for clemency.In a dramatic turn, six activists sat down to block the gates of the Governor’s mansion in a physical demonstration of solidarity with Foster’s non-cooperation with the criminal justice system. In June 2000, a dozen activists were arrested during a similar protest of the execution of Gary Graham (a.k.a. Shaka Sankofa).

In the face of the State’s unwillingness to engage the Foster family and other supporters, the crowd spread out across the street, blocking traffic for forty-five minutes.

Welfare Poets – Kenneth Foster Rally Austin Texas July 21, 2007

Rally to Save Kenneth Foster 8/21/2007

On August 30, 2007, Texas, the state that executes more people than any in the country, plans to deliver a lethal injection to Kenneth Foster, Jr. While this may seem like nothing out of the ordinary for a state that will perform its 400th execution this summer, Kenneth’s case is unique. He killed no one. The state of Texas will be the first to admit this. It seems unthinkable that a man who did not even touch the gun that ended the life of Michael LaHood, Jr. on August 14, 1996 in San Antonio, Texas would be sent to his death for such a crime. What makes this possible is the Law of Parties. A number of states have laws that enable prosecutors to hold those merely present at the scene of a crime legally responsible. Texas is the only state that applies this statute in capital cases, making it the only place in the United States where a person can be factually innocent of murder and still face the death penalty.

Save Kenneth Foster – Liliana Segura & Lawrence Hayes speak

NYC Press conference on case of Texas death row inmate Kenneth Foster, scheduled for August 30 execution, and 400th Texas execution.
Liliana Segura, Campaign to End the Death Penalty, NYC
Lawrence Hayes, Former Death Row Prisoner

UPDATE: Kenneth Foster Jr. was GRANTED CLEMENCY!

——- OLD UPDATE: Board votes 6 to 1 for CLEMENCY! All pressure on Gov. Perry NOW! Execution scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight.
Put the pressure on Perry.
CONTACT GOV. PERRY NOW !!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!

Save Kenneth Foster – Ronnique Hawkins Speaks

Spoken word by Kenneth Foster

This performance of his poetry was recorded on July 25, 2007 at the Polunsky Unit in Livington Texas by David Mass.
Video is from the Rally to save Kenneth Foster on July 21st, 2007 in Austin Texas

Save Kenneth Foster – Jeff Deskovic Speaks

NYC Press conference on case of Texas death row inmate Kenneth Foster, scheduled for August 30 execution, and 400th Texas execution.
Jeff Deskovic, an innocent man, spent 16 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. He was exonerated through DNA evidence.
To read a NY Times article about Jeff Deskovic go to: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/25/us/…

kenneth Intervista
Intervista a Kenneth Foster http://www.la7.it

A message from Kenneth Foster’s Attorney
Keith Hampton, Kenneth Foster’s attorney talks during the Aug 30th victory rally at the Governor’s mansion in Austin, Texas