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...the meme is racist. Not the murder. Not the coerced confessions. Not the unjust decades long prison sentences. Not the abuse. Not the brutality. Not the murder. The meme. Got it.
The meme. Not human life. My bad. Apologies.
“Chicago agrees to pay up to $19.8 million to settle the cases of pardoned #deathrow inmates Leroy Orange, Stanley Howard, Madison Hobley and Aaron Patterson, who allegedly were tortured into confessions while in the custody of Burge & his detectives.”chicagotribune.com/news/ct-jon-bu…
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Today, the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled that the NC legislature could not retroactively repeal the Racial Justice Act for #deathrow prisoners who had filed claims. This is a big deal, and here’s why. (1/)
With today’s ruling, everyone on death row in North Carolina who filed a claim under the Racial Justice Act will have the opportunity to prove racial bias in their cases. Anyone who proves racial bias will be removed from death row and resentenced to life without parole. (2/)
It means that North Carolina can keep the promise it made when it passed the RJA in 2009 to no longer tolerate racial discrimination in death penalty cases. (3/)
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Like #NathanielWoods, my friend #KennethFoster was sentenced to be killed even tho he wasn't convicted of killing. He was already in the TX Death House when Rick Perry commuted his sentence. Kenneth will serve decades for a robbery at 18, but he is still alive. #RIPNateWoods
My friend #KennethFoster was sentenced to die even tho TX admitted he didn't kill anyone. His sentence was commuted to life. Court-appointed counsel failed to present compelling evidence of innocence for #TroyDavis (GA) & #NathanielWoods (AL). They were both killed.
TX guards moved #KennethFoster to the Death House earlier than planned. Because he wasn't convicted of killing, he protested his own killing by not walking to his unjust execution. I love Kenneth. His dignity inspires me. #DeathPenalty
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.@GovernorKayIvey's 1st Dog is featured on AL's website: Missy is "a testament to how new opportunities are possible for people who care."

Ivey decided she didn't care enough about #NathanielWoods to stop AL from killing him tonight, even tho AL admits Nate never killed anyone.
Nate was present when police arrived at a house & Kerry Spencer started shooting. Nate wasn't hit; 3 officers died. Spencer confessed, saying it was a split-second decision. He's on #DeathRow. Nate was later convicted as an accomplice, tho the killer says he's "100% innocent."
My students are on #DeathRow or serving sentences of no parole following convictions as teens, some at 13. I don't know Kerry Spencer, but his letter is very much like those I receive regularly--smart, competent, compassionate.
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Spread word: my student & friend #Tavares Calloway was coerced to confess to 5 murders after #Miami police told him his own family was in immediate danger unless he falsely confessed to help them flush out the real killer. He was sentenced to die. docs.google.com/document/d/e/2…
#Tavares was 19 when 11 officers interrogated him for 18 hours w/o an attorney present. Police admitted to repeatedly lying to him, saying they'd found his DNA/fingerprints at the scene.

In fact, NO PHYSICAL EVIDENCE OR EYEWITNESS ties him to the crime.
The SOLE EVIDENCE against #Tavares is a confession he signed when police told him his family was in grave & imminent danger. After 18 hrs of questioning, police knew he was protective of his family & deeply devout.
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Every life is precious
EXCEPT for rape victims like myself,
EXCEPT for victims of incest, EXCEPT for any woman who can't be pregnant and needs an abortion.

@GovernorKayIvey is 74.
She will never have worry about getting pregnant when her birth control fails.
#AlamabaAbortionBan
#Alabama ranks as the 2nd worst state.
#Alabama ranks 50th in education.
#Alabama ranks 3rd in poverty.
#Alabama has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in the country.

If you don't think these things are connected, you would be wrong.

#AlabamaAbortionBan
#Alabama has the 4th largest #deathrow population in the US.
I look forward to @GovernorKayIvey commuting all those sentences--182-- in light of her newly codified in law POV that "every life is precious."
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