Innocent Until Proven Dead: Will Texas Execute Another Innocent Man?
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Does that sound like justice? What if that someone was you?
In this case, that someone is 28-year-old Reginald Blanton, a real person with a mother who loves him; a real person with dreams and aspirations; a writer; a self-taught law student; a flame of inspiration.
How can we, in good conscience, let that flame be extinguished, knowing there is even the possibility that he is innocent? The simple answer is: we can't. Now, we just have to convince one more person that Reggie's life is worth something. Hopefully, Mr. Perry is listening.
Call Gov. Rick Perry's office at 512-463-1782 or sending faxes to 512-463-1849. Also, call the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles at 512-406-5852 or fax 512-467-0945 and tell them to grant Reginald Blanton clemency.
Download a petitionthat you can use to build support for clemency for Reginald.
Watch Reginald's mother Anna Terrell's powerful pleafor the life of her son at a rally at the Texas Capitol on Sept 26, 2009.
To learn more about the politics and actions of the DRIVE Movement on Texas' death row, which Reginald helped found, visit the DRIVE MovementWeb site.
Carter Pagel is a member of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty.