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Sign the federal petition against Stan's execution by 1:00pm
by CEDP
Monday Dec 12th, 2005 10:02 AM
The Campaign to End the Death Penalty and other supporters of Stan are
circulating a petition calling on the Justice Department to intervene and
take immediate action against Stan's pending execution.
PLEASE CIRCULATE -- AND TAKE A MOMENT TO SIGN ON YOURSELF

The Campaign to End the Death Penalty and other supporters of Stan are
circulating a petition calling on the Justice Department to intervene and
take immediate action against Stan's pending execution. Activists will
deliver the petition at an emergency demonstration for Stan at 4:30 pm at
the U.S. Justice Department, 950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. If you would like to
sign, email cedp_dc [at] hotmail.com, or contact David Thurston at
646-382-4181--AS SOON AS POSSIBLE


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PETITION FOR IMMEDIATE FEDERAL INTERVENTION TO STOP THE EXECUUTION OF STAN
TOOKIE WILLIAMS

We, the undersigned, oppose the state of California's plan to execute
reformed gang leader Stanley Tookie Williams at midnight on December 13,
2005. Although we remain hopeful that the Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
will grant clemency to Stanley Tookie Williams, we call upon the Department
of Justice and US Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales to intervene on
behalf of Williams and stop his execution.
The case of Stanley Williams is a measure of the fairness of the
criminal justice system in The United States. The state¹s case against him
is deeply flawed, and Williams¹s work over the past fifteen years preventing
gang violence has shown that redemption is possible. If the State of
California refuses to take the side of justice in the case of Stan Tookie
Williams, then it is imperative that the government of the United States
intervene on Willams¹s behalf.
We call on the attorney general, the Civil Rights Division, and the U.S.
Supreme Court to take immediate action to prevent this unjust execution.

Signatories:
--Etan Thomas, Washington Wizards; author of More than an Athlete, Moore
Black Press
--Marlene Martin, national director of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty
--Phil Gasper, professor at Notre Dame de Namur University; co-founder of
Educators for Tookie
--Reverend Graylan Hagler, senior minister, Plymouth Congregational, UCC
--Bill Keach, professor at Brown University
--Michael James, director, Athletes United for Peace
--Paul Magno, director, Washington Peace Center
--Anthony Arnove, editor, Voices of a People¹s History of the United States
--Sharon Smith, columnist, Socialist Worker
--Kevin Zeese, Green Party candidate for Maryland Senate
--Daniel Lewkowicz, Community Roots-University of Maryland; Hip-Hop Caucus
Youth Coordinator
--Robert Thurston, Washington Teachers Union building representative
--Ahmed Shawki, editor, International Socialist Review
--Dave Zirin, columnist for the Nation and Slam; author of Whats My Name
Fool
--Delabian Rice-Thurston, longtime advocate for public education; D.C.
Teacher
--David Kaczynski, Executive Director, New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty
--Lance Newman, Associate Professor, California State University San Marcos
--Akunna Eneh, Boston Save Stan Tookie Williams Campaign
--Michael Smith, UC-Berkeley
--Alan Maass, editor, Socialist Worker

Organizations and publications are listed for identification purposes only.

To support this statement, email cedp_dc [at] hotmail.com, or contact David
Thurston at 646-382-4181

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