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Patricia
- 2788 days ago - wfaa.com
Gov. Rick Perry commute death row inmate Kenneth Foster's sentence to life



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Carol Anne Knapp (123)
Thursday August 30, 2007, 10:48 am
congatulations everyone I'm sure you made a difference, wll done Lauren, thanks for info Patricia.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 30, 2007, 11:07 am



PRAISE GOD, HALLELUJA, AND GLORY BE TO THE LORD, IN JESUS THE CHRIST'S NAME!!!!!

Commutations so rarely occur, especially in Texas, so I was "afraid" no matter how many people wrote to the Governor, particularly Perry who is a very evil NeoCONman, that it wasn't going to make any difference, and that they'd probably go ahead and execute/murder Kenneth! Now I just wish he didn't have to spend life in prison, probably without possibility of parole, ever! I hope some lawyers have some appeals up their sleaves that will now go many extra miles and see to it that the justice is done of getting this man out with credit for time served, and ending his time in hell for a crime he had nothing truly to do with!

Please, dear God, that's my next prayer, in Jesus the Christ's name get this man out of the gulag altogether!



 

Nadia Donato (476)
Thursday August 30, 2007, 11:07 am
thank you patricia for this wonderful news!! a million greenstars for you!!
 

Lauren Stone (586)
Thursday August 30, 2007, 11:12 am
THANK YOU PATRICIA for watching your local news there and keeping up on this story.
Blessed Be
 

MaryAnn B. (80)
Thursday August 30, 2007, 11:53 am
Thank you Patricia- I just got off the phone from calling the governor's office when Lauren had posted this message to see your post -
This is a good day!!-
Hope is in the air!!







 

Beverly L. (72)
Thursday August 30, 2007, 12:11 pm
Good news he has received a reprieve but I hope he has a great lawyer because I don't believe he should go to prison for something he didn't do.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 30, 2007, 12:22 pm
YAY!!! THANK YOU !!! GOOD NEWS!!!
 

Al Kleinman (10)
Thursday August 30, 2007, 1:45 pm
See! Its just another showing of how wonderful people still are if you look past the blanket in front of our eyes.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 30, 2007, 1:55 pm
First THANK GOD..PRAISE JESUS...I can't thank everyone enough, Patricia for the news and keeping us informed, my good friend Lauren who 1st let me know and i forwarded this, and Gov. Perry for pardoning him to life, instead of death...i still believe in his innocence...but thanks to the higher power for intervening, this man will not die today!...blessed be to the highest....and so it is...
FreeSpiritRunning...
 

Ingeborg K. (30)
Thursday August 30, 2007, 2:10 pm
Hooray!
I came to check the latest developments, and I really wasn't expecting this.
Since Texas...well, I think everybody knows.
Thanks Patricia for the post, and thank You Jesus!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 30, 2007, 3:31 pm
NOTED!!
 

RC deWinter (418)
Thursday August 30, 2007, 3:50 pm
Now to prove his innocence....good news!
 

RC deWinter (418)
Thursday August 30, 2007, 3:50 pm
Now to prove his innocence....good news!
 

David Gould (155)
Thursday August 30, 2007, 4:15 pm
Mass emailing does work then.

Now to get him out of jail.
 

Doris N. (245)
Thursday August 30, 2007, 4:25 pm
The last word is not yet said - first write thanks to Perry and the board, to help Kenneth Foster, who got his execution commuted to life... and big, big thanks to all who helped to save a life!
 

Doris N. (245)
Thursday August 30, 2007, 4:28 pm
Easy to fill in form here at Kenneth's website
http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/tmn/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=12310&t=kenneth.dwt to help you send thanks to Perry and the board who commuted the death sentence to life...
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (468)
Thursday August 30, 2007, 4:43 pm
A strange feeling that a tiny little thing I did, may have helped save a life.
Not just an "anonymous" person; but someone whom I got to know last night thru his writings; just as I know you-all thru your writings and blogs!

THIS MAN'S SENTENCE HAS BEEN COMMUTED BY THE GOVERNOR AT THE LAST MINUTE, ON THE LAST DAY!, TO LIFE IN PRISON.
THAT IS STILL UNJUST; AS I FEEL THAT THE STRESS OF SPENDING ALL THIS TIME ON DEATH ROW UP TO THE VERY LAST DAY, IS ENOUGH PUNISHMENT FOR ANYONE. THE MAN HAS RE-HABILITATED HIMSELF IN SPITE OF GREAT ODDS; IS NO DANGER TO SOCIETY, BUT AN ASSET TO SOCIETY; AND SOMEONE WHOM I WOULD REGARD IT AS A PRIVILEGE IN HAVING AS A NEAR NEIGHBOR.
PLEASE GO TO HIS WEBSITE AND READ HIS POETRY AND ESSAYS TO FIND THAT THIS IS A DEEPLY SPIRITUAL PERSON WHO HAS LEARNED FROM THIS HIDEOUS EXPERIENCE.

If he has to stay behind bars, he is doing a great deal of good there in helping other prisoners politically and spiritually. He is writing for the anti-death-penalty movement in Texas -- yes, there is one! -- and has published a book of moving poems to help them raise money.
If he has to stay, which would be a gross injustice, but if he has to stay behind bars, my distinct impression is that he will stay spiritually as centered and grounded as he appears to be now, while making things a bit tough for those who abuse power and extend illegal authority! He is in the great tradition of those who have educated themselves and received a new consciousness while in prison.
 

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Thursday August 30, 2007, 4:49 pm

It really DOES feel good to think a small thing, when done by many people, can actually change a life.

 

Tim Redfern (581)
Thursday August 30, 2007, 5:12 pm
I'm thinking of a few voices here at C2 in recent weeks who were beginning to believe that our work here was in vain, and that we never see results. Well, this is a result of the finest kind! We've done our part in saving a HUMAN LIFE!!
Many thanks, Patricia!
noted so happily!
 

David Cromie (6)
Thursday August 30, 2007, 5:27 pm
Thanks Patricia. Good news indeed!!

Now to work to abolish the 'death penalty', since there is no place for judicial murder in a civilised society. How many more innocent people, mostly black, are to be killed in the name of 'justice'?
 

Dusty J. (1339)
Thursday August 30, 2007, 5:36 pm
Good news.....maybe the endless emails, letters and calls did some good! thanks for posting Patricia!
 

. (0)
Thursday August 30, 2007, 5:42 pm
Good to know that what we do matters!
 

Jennie B. (14)
Thursday August 30, 2007, 7:23 pm
Good to know that Care2 can and does make a difference! See the possibilities. Now to get this man OFF death row and free. If he didn't do the crime, he should be free. Noted.
 

serge vrabec (280)
Thursday August 30, 2007, 8:12 pm
Amen, good for him. What a nice surprise, lets hope they let him go.thx Patricia
 

Danielle Lorman (9)
Friday August 31, 2007, 5:03 am
Tim and BMT, you said it so well....
 

Stephen Hannon (203)
Friday August 31, 2007, 8:48 am
I'm very happy to read that Kenneth Foster's sentence was commuted to life, and was spared the death sentence.
 

Tim Redfern (581)
Friday August 31, 2007, 9:14 pm
I feel the need to share my opinion (and definition) of the death penalty:
The government killing people who kill people in order to demonstrate that killing people is wrong.
 

Joanna D. (216)
Sunday September 2, 2007, 6:22 am
WAKE UP AMERICA - EXECUTE JUSTICE NO PEOPLE !!!!!!!!!!
There is no place for the death penalty among inelligent creatures. Who give you the right to take someones life back??? GOD???
Even considering murderers - if they kill is there any exuse for kiliing them ????
It is so unbelivable in the country where so many people are talking about god, Jesus and bible - or rather ridiculous...
 

Phyllis P. (366)
Monday September 3, 2007, 10:29 pm
What a relief...I am glad....
 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Thursday September 27, 2007, 8:09 pm
noted
 
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