14 January 2007

amnesty international speaks out in the tennessean on tasers...

so this was very cool...i've been working out of the atlanta office of amnesty international for georgians for alternatives to the death penalty for a few weeks, you know, commuting back and forth...

and so i'm hanging around with the great staffpeople at the southern regional office, getting to know them a little bit and one of those people is jared feuer who has been the director of that office for about 17 months (or so)...

and i went on line to the tennessean this morning and what did i find??? well, the opinion page topic was the use of tasers by police and lo and behold one of the opinion piece writers was... drum roll please... jared feuer!!!

if you click right here you can read jared's entire (concise) piece...i'm so proud of my family members!

peace out<3

2 comments:

Barbara's Journey Toward Justice said...

I read your blogs and thought you may be interested in this story. This Book Changed my mind about the Death Penalty. I feel the more people know about these issues maybe some things will change. At one time I wrote this about the book I read.... Who And Where Is Dennis Fritz, You may say after reading John Grisham's Wonderful Book "The Innocent man", Grisham's First non-fiction book. The Other Innocent Man hardly mentioned in "The Innocent Man" has his own compelling and fascinating story to tell in "Journey Toward Justice". John Grisham endorsed Dennis Fritz's Book on the Front Cover. Dennis Fritz wrote his Book Published by Seven Locks Press, to bring awareness about False Convictions, and The Death Penalty. "Journey Toward Justice" is a testimony to the Triumph of the Human Spirit and is a Stunning and Shocking Memoir. Dennis Fritz was wrongfully convicted of murder after a swift trail. The only thing that saved him from the Death Penalty was a lone vote from a juror. "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham is all about Ronnie Williamson, Dennis Fritz's was his co-defendant. Ronnie Williamson was sentenced to the Death Penalty. Both were exonerated after spending 12 years in prison. Both Freed by a simple DNA test, The real killer was one of the Prosecution's Key Witness. John Grisham's "The Innocent Man" tells half the story. Dennis Fritz's Story needs to be heard. Read about how he wrote hundreds of letters and appellate briefs in his own defense and immersed himself in an intense study of law. He was a school teacher and a ordinary man from Ada Oklahoma, whose wife was brutally murdered in 1975. On May 8, 1987 while raising his young daughter alone, he was put under arrest and on his way to jail on charges of rape and murder. Since then, it has been a long hard road filled with twist and turns. Dennis Fritz is now on his "Journey Toward Justice". He never blamed the Lord and solely relied on his faith in God to make it through. He waited for God's time and never gave up.

Randy said...

thank you barbara ... i think you're right about dennis's story being important too ... and that's still only part of the picture ... what about all of his family members - ronnie williamson's mother for g_d sakes...her son was targeted for extermination by our government (us) for something he didn't do...i can't imagine...thanks for joining us from long island!