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McDUB BOY aka Superal
12th December 2007, 12:24 AM
TO ALL LOONIES , DO YOUR STUFF :)

McDUB BOY


Dear Gary Tyler supporter, Below is an action alert recently issued by Amnesty International. Please distribute this widely. The Free Gary Tyler Committee ----------------------Gary Tyler, a 49-year-old African American has spent more than 33 years inprison in Louisiana after being convicted of murder in the shooting of awhite schoolboy during a racially charged incident in 1974. Aged 16 at thetime, Gary Tyler has consistently maintained his innocence of the murderand federal reviewing courts have declared his trial fundamentally unfair.Earlier this year, a petition was filed with the Louisiana Pardon Boardrequesting that Gary Tylerís life sentence be commuted to a defined numberof years so that the outgoing state governor can authorize his releasebefore she leaves office in January 2008. This may be Gary Tylerís lastchance for justice through executive clemency. Gary Tyler was convicted in 1975 of the murder of Timothy Weber, a white13-year-old schoolboy who was shot outside Destrehan High School, StCharles Parish, Louisiana, in October 1974. The shot had allegedly comefrom a bus carrying black students which was under attack by white peoplethrowing stones and bottles. The attack on the bus took place during aperiod of intense opposition by the white community to racial integrationand the bussing of black students to the formerly all-white high school,situated in a predominantly white neighbourhood. Gary Tyler was chargedwith the shooting based primarily on the testimony of one student and thealleged murder weapon which police found in the seat where he had beensitting; having failed to find the weapon during an earlier search. Although he was only 16 at the time, Gary Tyler was tried as an adult in atrial which was seriously flawed. Despite heightened racial tension in thearea, there was no change of trial venue and he was tried by an all-whitejury from which members of the black community had been excluded. Hisdefence attorney, who specialised in civil, rather than criminal, casesfailed to prepare for trial and did not interview witnesses or conducttests on the physical evidence offered by the state. He spent a total ofabout one hour with Gary Tyler in the whole year prior to the trial. Thejudge instructed the jury wrongly that Tyler had to prove himself innocentof an essential element of the case. Gary Tyler was convicted offirst-degree murder and was originally sentenced to death; his sentence waslater commuted to life imprisonment when the stateís death penalty statutewas ruled unconstitutional. Since his trial, further investigation has cast doubt on the reliability ofthe physical evidence in the case and the key prosecution witnesses haverecanted their testimony. In two decisions, federal review courts haveruled that Gary Tylerís trial was fundamentally unfair and that he wasdenied the presumption of innocence, but refused to give him a new trialbecause his trial lawyer had not objected to this error at the time. Threeprevious pardon boards have recognized the unfairness of Gary Tylerísconviction and recommended a commutation of sentence, but no governor hasyet taken action. Gary Tyler served the first nine years of his sentence in 23-hour a daylock-down in solitary confinement. However, since being transferred to theprisonís general population, he has been able to turn his life around. Heobtained his general educational certificate (GED) and trained inconstruction. He has been active for more than 20 years in the Angolaprison drama club where he has written and performed in plays for children.He also works as a volunteer in the Angola prison hospice. He worked forover a year as part of a small team of volunteer prisoners assisting in theclean-up of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Despite his youth at the time of trial, and his exemplary record in prison,Gary Tyler has served more than three times as much as the national USaverage for a person convicted of murder or non-negligent manslaughter. Asa life sentenced prisoner Gary Tyler cannot be granted release on paroleunless his sentence is first commuted to a term of years by the PardonBoard and the Boardís recommendation is accepted by the Governor. Highranking staff at Angola have reportedly endorsed his latest application fora pardon on the ground that he has matured into a responsible citizendeserving of release. However, to date his name has not yet appeared on theparole boardís docket for a hearing, and it is feared that, without furtherpressure, he may miss the chance to be heard before the governor leavesoffice. RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send appeals to arrive as quickly as possible,in English or your own language:- expressing concern about the case of Gary Tyler, who is serving a lifesentence in Angola prison, Louisiana;- expressing deep regret for the murder of Timothy Weber and sympathy forhis family, while noting the very serious concerns that have been raisedabout the fairness of Gary Tylerís trial and the evidence on which he wasconvicted;- urging the Governor of Louisiana to ensure that Gary Tyler is granted ahearing before the Pardon Board in December; and that she grant him apardon authorising his release; - pointing out that, even without concerns about the fairness of his trial,there are strong grounds for executive clemency based on Gary Tylerísefforts to improve himself in prison and the supportive work he has doneboth in the community and in prison;- note that on at least three separate occasions the Louisiana pardonsboard has recommended to two state governors that Gary Tylerís sentenceshould be reduced;- stating that he has served longer than many prisoners sentenced tosimilar terms, despite his young age at the time of his conviction; andthat his age and length of time served should be taken into account asfurther grounds for clemency in this case; - stating that you believe there are compelling grounds for the Governor totake this step in the interests of justice. APPEALS TO:Governor Kathleen Babineaux BlancoOffice of the Governor‚Ä®PO Box 94004‚Ä®Baton Rouge‚Ä®LA 70804-9004, USAFax: +1 225 342 7099Email: http://www.gov.state.la.usSalutation: Dear Governor COPIES TO: Pardon Board504 Mayflower StreetBuilding 6Baton Rouge, LA 70902, USAFax: + 1 225 342 2289 and diplomatic representatives of USA accredited to your country. PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat,or your section office, if sending appeals after 28 December 2007. --If you do not want to receive any more newsletters, http://www.freegarytyler.com/Mail-List/?p=unsubscribe&uid=b2e914a5559b8e48042aeca5333a2a90 To update your preferences and to unsubscribe visithttp://www.freegarytyler.com/Mail-List/?p=preferences&uid=b2e914a5559b8e48042aeca5333a2a90Forward a Message to Someonehttp://www.freegarytyler.com/Mail-List/?p=forward&uid=b2e914a5559b8e48042aeca5333a2a90&mid=20

Crump
12th December 2007, 12:34 AM
THATS BOLLOCKS MAN CAUSE HES BLACK ! THATS OUT OF ORDER! PM WITH MORE INSTRUCITIONS AND ILL HELP :) I READ THE WHOLE THING NICE WRITE DUDE :)

McDUB BOY aka Superal
13th December 2007, 11:57 AM
BTTT :)



McDUB BOY

Helena
13th December 2007, 07:19 PM
oh no is this gonna be another madeline mccann style campaign? :lol:

FATHER TED2
13th December 2007, 07:20 PM
tick said much the same over on anarchy

San Diego
13th December 2007, 07:21 PM
oh no is this gonna be another madeline mccann style campaign? :lol:

Kind of looks that way...... :roll:

McDUB BOY aka Superal
13th December 2007, 08:18 PM
NO ME FREN ,JUST POSTING FOR A FEW DAYS,

I,V HAD 18 PMs FROM PEEPS THAT DID NOT KNOW ABOUT TYLER


YOURS

BERNIE

~JENNY~
14th December 2007, 02:15 AM
NO ME FREN ,JUST POSTING FOR A FEW DAYS,

I,V HAD 18 PMs FROM PEEPS THAT DID NOT KNOW ABOUT TYLER


YOURS

BERNIE

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e213/tootsie_8/_whatafunnybaby.gif

McDUB BOY aka Superal
14th December 2007, 02:19 AM
JENNY YA TAKE DA PISS :lol: :lol: :lol:


McDUB BOY :wink:

elaine2005
14th December 2007, 09:04 AM
NO ME FREN ,JUST POSTING FOR A FEW DAYS,

I,V HAD 18 PMs FROM PEEPS THAT DID NOT KNOW ABOUT TYLER


YOURS

BERNIE

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e213/tootsie_8/_whatafunnybaby.gif


SORRY NOT A FUNNY SUBJECT ( AT ALL ) :oops: BUT I love that baby pic ( every time i see it , creases me ) SO weird and cute at the same time :laff: