top
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Tue Jul 14 2009 (Updated 07/15/09)
Death Row Inmate Donald Ray Young: "Lethal Injection"
Tue Jul 14 2009 (Updated 07/15/09)
"Lethal Injection": Donald Ray Young Writes from Death Row at San Quentin State Prison
From Death Row, San Quentin, Donald Ray Young Writes: "We had strange fruit for breakfast today...a death row prisoner committed suicide at San Quentin, in East Block. But, I can’t worry about that guy....Wait; how can I not think of the suicide in this very building - - his family...loved ones? What if he was innocent? Do I know him? How many other people on death row have contemplated killing themselves to escape this madness? I believe that when one dies - - a part of all of us all dies....

"How many innocent men will California execute because of the 1996 Anti-Terrorism & Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA)? The courts Attorney Generals misuse this law (AEDPA) in order to bar newly discovered evidence and/or evidence of actual innocence.

"Donald Ray Young I AM: I am Troy Davis.. .I am Kevin Cooper.. .I am Rodney Reed.. .I am Reginald Clemons ... I am Oscar Grant III.. .I am Stanley Williams.. .I am Emmett Till. . . I am the future – present and past. I am innocent on California’s death row – don’t rush to execute me... I must prove my innocence. When will the justice system rush to justice & fairness? How many have been exonerated from death row? How many innocent people on death mu have been put through a state sponsored, premeditated, torturous murder? State sponsored, taxpayer funded, barbaric, draconian, torturous murder equates to the lethal injection process. We all see how much the system will spend on death.. .how much will the system spend on life? Life is education. Life is shelter. Life is food. Life is clothing. Life is employment. Life is clean water. Life is freedom...." Read more

Method of execution | Poems by Donald Ray Young | Community Alliance Newspaper
06/20/16 Major State Repression in Oaxaca: Several Killed, Dozens Wounded and Detained Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Labor & Workers | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Education & Student Activism | International | Americas06/16/16 Patient Advocates Denounce Raids on Medical Cannabis Manufacturers Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Drug War | North Bay / Marin | California | U.S.06/16/16 Game-Changing Appeals Court Ruling Establishes a "First Amendment for the Internet" Front Page | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Indymedia | U.S. | Government & Elections06/15/16 Take Back Santa Cruz Silent as Member Faces Gun and Narcotics Charges Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia06/15/16 Watsonville Vigil Remembers the Victims of Orlando, Florida, Nightclub Mass Shooting Front Page | Racial Justice | Health, Housing, and Public Services | LGBTI / Queer | U.S. | Santa Cruz Indymedia06/14/16 Students at Evergreen State College Call for Boycott of Sabra, Caterpillar, and Driscoll's Front Page | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Labor & Workers | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Education & Student Activism | U.S. | International | Palestine | Santa Cruz Indymedia06/11/16 Community Remembrance Marks Two Years Since Yanira Serrano was Killed by Sheriff's Deputy Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Peninsula06/10/16 Defiance in the Face of a New Wave of State-Sanctioned Blacklists Targeting BDS Supporters Front Page | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | California | U.S. | Government & Elections | Palestine06/08/16 Connecting the Dots Between United Farm Workers, Reiter Affiliated Companies, & Driscoll's Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Racial Justice | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Labor & Workers | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | California | U.S. | International | Americas | Santa Cruz Indymedia06/07/16 California Bill to Open Up Police Misconduct Records Dies in Appropriations Committee Front Page | Police State and Prisons | California | Government & Elections06/06/16 Protest Denounces Sanders’ Support for Animal Agriculture, Demands “Animal Liberation Now" East Bay | Government & Elections | Animal Liberation

Central Valley | North Bay / Marin | Police State and Prisons | Front Page