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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Hat Tip to Lilana Segura

An International Call to Alert!

By Liliana Segura

Kenneth Foster’s time is running out. After ten years on death row, the state of Texas is gearing up to kill him on August 30 for a murder he didn’t commit. Foster was convicted for the 1996 murder of Michael LaHood Jr., who was shot following a string of robberies, by a man named Mauriceo Brown. Brown admitted to the shooting and was executed by lethal injection last year. Now Foster faces the same fate. So, if Brown was the shooter, what did the 19-year-old Foster do to get a death sentence? He sat in his car, 80 feet away, unaware that a murder was taking place......

Read the entire article, originally printed in The Brooklyn Rail:


Sign the petition Pressure Texas Governor Rick Perry urging him to stay Kenneth's execution and send a message to his office:

Governor Rick Perry
State Capitol
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, TX 78711-2428
Telephone: 512-463-2000
Fax: (512) 463-1849

Support the struggle in Texas:
Donations can be made out as follows "To Save Kenneth Foster, Account number 831766.1" and sent to: Velocity Credit Union. P.O. Box 1089 Austin, TX 78767

Write to Kenneth:
Kenneth Foster Jr.#999232, Polunsky Unit, 3872 FM 350, South Livingston, TX 77351

For more information on Kenneth's case and the efforts to save him, visit Kenneth's website.

Articles written about his case have also appeared in The New York Times, Counterpunch, and the Austin Chronicle. For audio, listen to Free Speech Radio's report with clips from Kenneth and his father.


  1. I tried sending this to your email address but the one got from Listserve isnt allowing me to send this to you. Mark Bey

    Eddie this is Mark Bey from the ABA. You have joined the convict work
    force committee. I just wanted to send you an article I wrote about
    employing non voilent criminals as carpenters, Landscapers etc to rebuild
    New Orleans instead of rotting in jail.

    Let me know what you think of the plan I have got some Ideas on
    starting the initial work crews using black churches to train these young
    non voilent criminals in carpentry then deploy them down to New Orleans
    instead of having them sit enjoy. After we finalized details of the
    plan, find at least one church who is willing to host one of these programs
    then we can go to the goverment for faith based initiative money.

    Remember the goverment is already wipping egg off of its face about
    the prior Katrina debacle, So we should be able to apply pressure to the
    proper goverment orginazations to get funding if we can get a credible
    black church to host a pilot program.

    Eddie like you said we dont have to reinvent the wheel we can use
    existing programs and go after appropriate goverment and private funding
    to make this happen.

  2. Thanks Mark. I will be looking into these ideas as soon as I can. Reentry employment is a high priority.