Two days, two executions, this is Texas

Michael Perry, slated for execution July 1

By Elizabeth Stein
Producer, Execution Watch

Texas is scheduled this week to execute two people in as many days, solidifying its reputation as death penalty capital of the Western world. Execution Watch will broadcast during each one
 
RADIO PROGRAM PREVIEW

EXECUTION WATCH
June 30, 2010, Wed., 6-7 pm Central Time
Listen on KPFT’s HD2 channel, 90.1 FM Houston, or
Go to www.executionwatch. org at 6 p.m. CT, click on “Listen.”

SCHEDULED TO BE EXECUTED

   JONATHAN GREEN, 42, was convicted and sentenced to death in 2002 by an all-white jury in the murder of a 12-year-old white girl in Dobbin, Texas, a small town 60 miles northwest of Houston. Green, who is African-American, suffers from mental illness, is functionally illiterate and is probably mentally retarded, his attorneys say. (More at www.executionwatch. org > Backpage on Jonathan Green.)

SHOW LINEUP
  Host: OTIS MACLAY is a broadcast veteran who came to Houston from KPFT’s sister station in New York, WBAI. A former program director of KPFT, he often co-hosts The Monitor on Monday nights. He is also technical director of Execution Watch.

  Legal Analyst: JIM SKELTON, a retired attorney, contributes to the profession by teaching a weekly continuing education class in appellate law. He has worked as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney in capital cases.

  Featured Interview: DANIEL P. WIRT, MD, is a Houston-area physician who has been active for many years in efforts to abolish the death penalty and to improve health care for Americans. His political essays have appeared in CounterPunch. Dr. Wirt will give the first of a two-part interview on how one physician views lethal injection.

  Reporter, Death House, Huntsville: GLORIA RUBAC, a leader of the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, which may be followed on Facebook.

  Reporter, Vigil: TBA.

NEXT SCHEDULED EXECUTION
  On July 1, Texas plans to execute MICHAEL PERRY. Execution Watch will broadcast. Details at www.executionwatch.org

  PRODUCER: Elizabeth Ann Stein, eliza.tx.usa @gmail.com.
  TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Otis Maclay, omaclay @gmail.com.
  THEME MUSIC: “Death by Texas,” Victoria Panetti, www.myspace. com/shemonster

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RADIO PROGRAM PREVIEW
 
EXECUTION WATCH
July 1, 2010, Wed., 6-7 pm Central Time
Listen on KPFT’s HD2 channel, 90.1 FM Houston, or
Go to www.executionwatch. org at 6 p.m. CT, click on “Listen.”

SCHEDULED TO BE EXECUTED
  MICHAEL PERRY, 28, confessed to authorities that he killed 50-year-old Sandra Stotler in her home near Conroe in 2001, but he later recanted. Perry claims he was in jail on an unrelated traffic charge during the time the state’s medical examiner pinpointed as the time of death. He blames co-defendant Jason Aaron Burkett for the shotgun slayings of Stotler and later Stotler’s son, Adam, and Adam’s friend, Jeremy Richardson. (More at www.executionwatch. org > Backpage on Michael Perry.)

SHOW LINEUP
  Host: OTIS MACLAY is a broadcast veteran who came to Houston from KPFT’s sister station in New York, WBAI. A former program director of KPFT, he often co-hosts The Monitor on Monday nights. He is also technical director of Execution Watch.
 
  Legal Analyst:  ROBERT ROSENBERG, a Houston attorney, has been handling death row cases since the 1980s. As a civil rights lawyer, he has been tapped by the American Civil Liberties Union to represent clients.

  Featured Interview: DANIEL P. WIRT, MD, is a Houston-area physician who has been active for many years in efforts to abolish the death penalty and to improve health care for Americans. His political essays have appeared in CounterPunch. Dr. Wirt will give the second of two interviews on how one physician views lethal injection.

  Reporter, Death House, Huntsville: GLORIA RUBAC, a leader of the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, which may be followed on Facebook.

   Reporter, Vigil: TBA.

NEXT SCHEDULED EXECTION
  On July 20, Texas plans to execute DERRICK JACKSON. Execution Watch will broadcast. Details: www.executionwatch.org

  PRODUCER: Elizabeth Ann Stein, eliza.tx.usa @gmail.com.
  TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Otis Maclay, omaclay @gmail.com.
  THEME MUSIC: “Death by Texas,” Victoria Panetti, www.myspace. com/shemonster

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3 Comments

ButterSnatch

I'm not quite sure what this blog is all about. "You pays your money, you takes your chances".

So has our justice system failed us? Is that what this place is trying to say, or is it more about how unjust the death-penalty is?

We all live by the sword, in this day and age. If you do wrong, which these gentlemen clearly have, you must die by the same sword that governs.

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yvette99

Executions are wrong the state should not be killing to make a point or for justice. The state can separate offenders thats what prisons are for. I don't know a great deal on either case but I believe new evidence is pending in Michael Perrys case and Mr Green is mentally retarded! Now this is good enough reason to delay both these executions! Execution is just another name for murder, it is a revenge law that just perpetuates the cycle of violence and victims.

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Anonymous

sorry but this education against the death penalty is not appropriate. for you to go out and make the family of an incent person who was murdered is wrong. My brother was one of the kindest human beans that has ever walked this earth, he helped many young pepole to become sucessful ,he contributed to the fulnes of others lives. I loved my brother and I should have been there to cover his back. Our mom , his three little girls wife and family all cheerished his presence. I have lived 21 years now without my little brother don't care what anyone says you don't get over it, not ever. 21 yeas of no old cartoons reruns after latework nights,no fishing trips, no bowling or pool, no holidays the way he celebrated them, all of our plans to start a buisnes gone. all taken away by a person that wanted nothing more than to shoot some one with his machine pistol. You wont get any support from me, I don't believe in hurting pepole, but you are sticking your nose in where it shouldn't be, and it is not as you say "yvette99" to make a point for justice… believeme there is no justice in this situation. There is only the disposal of evil, only the prevention of the death that would be caused by staley in the future.

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