May 19th: Virginia Death Penalty

19 May

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 office@vadp.org.  There will also be vigils held across the Commonwealth on May 20th:

VIGILS TAKING PLACE MAY 20th

ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria Friends Meeting at Woodlawn
8660 Woodlawn Road, Ft.Belvoir, VA

Barbara Ginsburg: 703-455-0194, jbginsburg@verizon.net or John Carle: JCthird@aol.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

ARLINGTON

Clarendon Metro:
Vigil will be held in the public park between Clarendon and Wilson Boulevards, right behind the Metro exit.
Contact: Tobias Salinger, 816-721-4037, tsalinger79@gmail.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

ASHLAND

St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 8:30 pm
1-804-798-5039, ask for Debbie Novroski or Marty Moran

CHARLOTTESVILLE

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

FAIRFAX

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

FARMVILLE

Farmville Courthouse
Tim & Barbara Lietzke: (434) 223-4160

HARRISONBURG

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.

Chris Edwards: (540) 434-0457, edwards.chris@comcast.netThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Linda Royster: (540) 828-3750, llroyster@gmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

LEE COUNTY

Holy Spirit Catholic Community, 9 p.m.

Beth Davies: 276-383-4693 (eve), 276-546-5432 (day), aec@windbits.netThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

LEXINGTON

Old County Courthouse
8:45 pm, Main Street

Kathy Fox: (540) 463-7001

LOUDOUN COUNTY

Goose Creek Friends Meeting
8:00 pm, Lincoln (Loudon County)
We are currently seeking a volunteer coordinator for this vigil.

LYNCHBURG

Lynchburg Peach Education Center
8:30 pm, First Christian Church, 3109 Rivermont Ave.

Contact Ev Heath: (434) 660-7566

MADISON

Madison County Court House

6:30-7:30pm

Mary Grace: (540) 948-6328

MANASSAS

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

NEWPORT NEWS

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 100 Harpersville Rd, 8:30 pm
Mary Ann Stiegleman: (757) 595-0385 ext. 118, mas@olmc.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

NORFOLK

Norfolk City Jail – St. Paul’s Blvd. and City Hall Ave. 5-6 p.m

Kim, Steve, or Sam – Catholic Workers: (757) 423-5420

RADFORD

7:00 p.m.

Meet at Radford Public Library

Contact Taryn Chase at anyslyenchanter@hotmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it and (540)239-6647

RICHMOND

St. Peter’s Catholic Church

OR

Richmond Friends Meeting, 8:30 pm

Contact: Ann Gray: (804) 359-5108 or John Gallini: (804) 272-8141

ROANOKE

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.

VIRGINIA BEACH

Star of the Sea Church, 1404 Pacific Ave., 7:00 – 7:30pm
Martha Franklin: (757) 422-8282

WINCHESTER

Shenandoah University, Goodson chapel, 8:30 PM

WOODBRIDGE

St Paul United Methodist Church, 1400 G. Street, 8:30 – 9:15pm
Mike Wilson: (703) 680-4972, mwilson6794@aol.com

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One Response to “May 19th: Virginia Death Penalty”

  1. AbcAnarchy May 19, 2010 at 4:41 pm #

    I strongly disagree with the death penalty, i live in England where we don’t have it and as far as I’m aware the murder rates are pretty much the same, proving the death penalty is not necessary. Good luck with the campaigning.
    Peace from AbcAnarchy. <-check my Bloggggg.

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