14 August 2007

Kenneth Foster sentenced to death in Texas for a murder that his friend committed

Picture this: You're in your car with a friend. The friend jumps out of the car and tells you to wait. 20 minutes later, he comes back and you drive off. Later you learn that your friend had just killed someone. Then you are sentenced to die for that murder, because the jury decides that you "should have anticipated" that your friend would commit that murder.

Sound stranger than fiction? It should, but it's real. And later this month, Texas will execute Kenneth Foster for driving that car unless Governor Rick Perry takes action to stop the execution.

What you can do:

>> Write to Gov. Perry and ask him to stop the execution of Kenneth Foster.

>> Read more about the case.

1 comment:

  1. If you want to read something truly frightening, read about the new powers being moved from judges to the Attorney General.

    As a refresher for any American who has been living in a cave for the past several years, our current AG is that White House sock puppet Alberto Gonzales, and he and Bush never met a death penalty conviction they took seriously.