Thursday, February 9:
Capital Public Radio’s “Insight” -- tune in at 10am to KXJZ 90.9FM
McGeorge School of Law, call 510-268-9429 for information
UC Davis Law School, Davis; call 510-268-9429 for information
7pm -- Public forum with Patrick O’Connor and Norman Hile, 909 12th Street, Sacramento. Free and open to the public
Bay Area book tour with J. Patrick O’Connor, author of SCAPEGOAT: The Chino Hills Murders and the Framing of Kevin Cooper and The Framing of Mumia Abu-Jamal.
O’Connor will be accompanied by Norman Hile, attorney for Kevin Cooper, and we will hear a special message from Cooper from San Quentin’s death row
Kevin Cooper was falsely convicted of the brutal murders of a Chino Hills, California family and a young houseguest in 1985 and has been on death row at San Quentin ever since. SCAPEGOAT shows how the “justice system” has failed him at almost every turn. If it were not for a court-ordered moratorium on executions in California over the lethal injection controversy, Cooper – with no appeals remaining – would have been executed by now. It is expected the moratorium will be lifted in late 2012 or early 2013.
Judge William A. Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, authored an 80-page dissent in the Cooper case, stating, “The case I am about to describe is horrible in many ways. The murders were horrible. Kevin Cooper, the man now sitting on death row, may well be – and in my view probably is – innocent. And he is on death row because the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department framed him.”
Sponsored by Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom
and Sacramento Area Peace Action. Free and open to the public.