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Whoa! I know that it sounds funny (or fishy), but it’s not. It’s just a fluke of Texas law. In Texas, that fluke is called the Law of Parties - a variant on conspiracy law. But, like most things Texas. This law takes a bigger chunk out of the accused.

In essence, the Law of Parties criminalizes presence, not actions.

Under U.S. Law, as announced by the Supreme Court in its 1982 Edmunds v Florida decision, a death-sentence for one who killed no one, nor intended to, nor assisted in such a killing was a violation of the 8th and 14th Amendments to the Constitution.

But again - this is Texas.

This is the same state that ruled in the Herrera case that innocence is irrelevant; that poisoned the Black activist Shaka Sankofa (born Gary Graham); that twice violated court orders from the US Supreme Court in the Miller-El cases; and that sent George W. (as in Warmonger) Bush to the White House.

These items are noted, of course, to make clear the very real danger that Kenneth Foster, Jr. faces.

A young Black man - an innocent man - on Death Row - in Texas!

Kenneth (also known by his adopted name, Haramia KiNassor) is a talented writer, poet, and father of an adorable 10 year old girl named Nydesha.

Help free her dad.

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Hans Bennett is a multi-media journalist mostly focusing on the movement to free Mumia Abu-Jamal and all political prisoners. An archive of his work is available at and he is also co-founder of "Journalists for Mumia," (more...)

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Ironic as it may be, if the young man had not been... by khayes1943 on Sunday, Jul 29, 2007 at 8:32:02 AM
Which just goes to show how un-civilized the USA i... by John R Moffett on Sunday, Jul 29, 2007 at 9:35:44 AM