December 10, 2005

Instead of Screaming "Save Tookie"

...perhaps the ever-growing list of idiot celebrities who want to save a murderer who has shown no remorse for the crimes which put him on death row, would find it in their interest to take a look at the case of Cory Maye.

You know, if they're really interested in social justice, fighting the man!, etc., this might be the more worthwhile cause to use their celebrity for.

And people might actually have respect for them instead of contempt.

It's just a suggestion.

Posted by Kathy at December 10, 2005 10:17 AM | TrackBack

The ironic thing, here, is that Mr. Maye should be of interest to the idiot celebrities you mention because he is on death row because he killed a police officer (though one who burst into his house in the dead of night without identifying himself).

If there's one forgivable crime in Hollywood, it seems, it's killing a police officer....

Posted by: Pious Agnostic at December 10, 2005 07:37 PM

I recall first reading the details of Cory Maye's case and having a strong sense of "There but for the grace of God go I." It seems to me that if someone busted into my house in the middle of the night, unidentified, then I too might take exteme measures to protect those I love.

Laura Denyes, myself, and some like minded people have been working on a petition asking or Cory Maye's release. We've tried to word the petition in a manner that conservatives, libertarians and liberals would all feel comfortable signing it. We have it up now here:

We hope to bring attention to the case of Cory Maye. At some point this spring, we intend to print this out and mail it to the Governor of Mississippi and to all the major newspapers.

If you feel able to sign this petition, please do. We hope to get at least 10,000 useable signatures (when I say useable, I mean signatures with reasonably full addresses. The signatures without addresses will probably be subtracted out before we send this to the newspapers).

Posted by: Lawrence Krubner at February 4, 2006 05:05 PM
Post a comment

Remember personal info?