PRAISE THE LORD,
We saved the life of a young black boy, who at age 19, found himself in the wrong place, at the wrong time, with the wrong people… been there… done that. I know the pain of having a death penalty hanging over your head… except in my case, it was kidnapping, while robbing a bank. Taking hostages, even without a loss of life, still meant the death penalty to me.
The death penalty was outlawed in Texas in 1972, a burden was lifted off my shoulder. Thanks to everyone who supported this case, to the Texas Pardons & Parole Board- First, for giving Eddie Griffin a reprieve and Second, for redeeming the life of Kenneth Foster, Jr.
THANK GOVERNOR RICK PERRY.
Not only did he grant Kenneth Foster a reprieve, he recognized a flaw in the “law of parties”. He took the initiative to address the injustice in the law, and directed this flaw to the attention of the Texas State Legislature.
THANKS TO BOB RAY SANDERS & THE EDITORIAL STAFF OF THE STAR-TELEGRAM
For hearing the cry of a lowly prisoner and answering the call to conscious for justice and fairness. Had we lost this fight, we would have lost a piece of our souls.
THANKS TO THE AFROSPEAR NETWORK THAT TOOK THE CASE OF KENNETH FOSTER TO THE WORLDWIDE COMMUNITY… TO THE 24-EUROPEAN UNION NATIONS… TO FORMER PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER AND DESMOND TUTU… And the thousands of emailers, letter-writers, and phone callers, GOD BLESS YOU.
Here is a story that will bring tears to your eyes…