The Death Penalty is just one of the many ways in which the State participates in the murder of people. Virginia has the second highest Death penalty rate in the United States. Virginia has murdered 106 people by the death penalty. Tomorrow is the date scheduled for the next state sanctioned murder. Details on that particular case are below.
Here is a link to the names of people killed through the death penalty in Virginia: http://www.vadp.org/virginia039s-execution-history.html
HELP STOP VIRGINIA’S 107th EXECUTION – May 20, 2010
In September, 1998, Darick Demorris Walker was sentenced to death for the capital murders of Stanley Roger Beale and Clarence Threat. Beale was killed in November, 1996 and Threat in June, 1997. It is important that the Governor continue to hear from you that you oppose the execution of Darick Walker. Please take a few minutes to say “NO” to executions and help us stop the cycle of violence that state sanctioned killing perpetuates.
Please take one or more of the following actions:
1. Contact Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell TODAY and ask him to stop the execution
2. Forward this and ask people you know to also contact Governor McDonnell
3. Attend a vigil on May 20th
ACTION #1: Contact Gov. Bob McDonnell RIGHT NOW.
Contact Governor McDonnell and ask him to reconsider his decision and ask that he grant clemency by commuting Walker’s death sentence to life without the possibility of parole. You can contact the governor by telephone, email, and/or fax. If you live in Virginia, be sure to start by stating your name and where you live.
Phone: (804) 786-2211
Fax: (804) 371-6351
**Email Governor McDonnell by clicking here**
ACTION #2: Ask others to join you in taking action.
Ask people you know to also contact Governor McDonnell, including people at religious services or other activities you attend.
ACTION #3: Attend an execution protest or vigil on May20th.
We will have a vigil at the execution site Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt at 8:30 pm to protest the execution. If you are interested in attending this vigil please contact us at (434) 960-7779 or email@example.com. There will also be vigils held across the Commonwealth on May 20th:
VIGILS TAKING PLACE MAY 20th
Alexandria Friends Meeting at Woodlawn
8660 Woodlawn Road, Ft.Belvoir, VA
Vigil will be held in the public park between Clarendon and Wilson Boulevards, right behind the Metro exit.
St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 8:30 pm
1-804-798-5039, ask for Debbie Novroski or Marty Moran
Protest: Charlottesville Circuit Courthouse, 12:00 pm
315 E.High Street
Virginia Rovynak: (540) 456-6930
Vigil: Friends Meeting House, 8:45 pm
1104 Forest Street
Harry Landers: (434) 978-1351
St. Mary of Sorrows Parish (in the Grotto area outside the church) 8:45-9:15 pm, Rt. 123 and Fairfax Station Rd.
Mason Nottingham: (703) 323-5726
Carol Mayfield: (703) 978-4141, ext 19
Tim & Barbara Lietzke: (434) 223-4160
The Harrisonburg Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee plans to hold vigils beginning at 8:45 p.m. the night of each execution, on the south side of Court Square.
Holy Spirit Catholic Community, 9 p.m.
Old County Courthouse
8:45 pm, Main Street
Kathy Fox: (540) 463-7001
Goose Creek Friends Meeting
8:00 pm, Lincoln (Loudon County)
We are currently seeking a volunteer coordinator for this vigil.
Lynchburg Peach Education Center
8:30 pm, First Christian Church, 3109 Rivermont Ave.
Contact Ev Heath: (434) 660-7566
Madison County Court House
Mary Grace: (540) 948-6328
Peace Pole (at Lee Ave. and Grant Ave.) 8:45-9:45 p.m.
Jeff & Sharon Haydon: (703) 369-3407
Illana Naylor: (703) 361-8306
Joan Betz: (703) 361-806
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 100 Harpersville Rd, 8:30 pm
Norfolk City Jail – St. Paul’s Blvd. and City Hall Ave. 5-6 p.m
Kim, Steve, or Sam – Catholic Workers: (757) 423-5420
Meet at Radford Public Library
St. Peter’s Catholic Church
Richmond Friends Meeting, 8:30 pm
Contact: Ann Gray: (804) 359-5108 or John Gallini: (804) 272-8141
There will now be two vigils in Roanoke, both in downtown Roanoke in front of the City Market Building on Campbell Ave.
The first will be from noon-1pm and the second from 8:45-9:15pm
Please contact Gene Edmunds at (540) 343-3100 for more information.
Star of the Sea Church, 1404 Pacific Ave., 7:00 – 7:30pm
Martha Franklin: (757) 422-8282
Shenandoah University, Goodson chapel, 8:30 PM
St Paul United Methodist Church, 1400 G. Street, 8:30 – 9:15pm
Mike Wilson: (703) 680-4972, firstname.lastname@example.org