Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty works for restorative justice in the form of effective alternatives to the death penalty.
West Palm Protests the Assisted Suicide of Edward Castro
Palm Beach County members of Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty have been standing on a different street corner each time Jeb! kills another prisoner in our name. The TV news folks have all covered us at one time or another, but the Palm beach Post has always ignored us. This time, we chose to make it easy for them – we held our demonstration on the street corner adjacent to the Post’s main offices! AND, while they did send a reporter and a photographer (see photos below), they simply noted our presence in a very short wire story on the execution….
F O R A L T E R N A T I V E S
TO THE DEATH PENALTY (FADP)
Thursday, 7 December 2000
CONTACT: Abe Bonowitz
EXECUTION IN PROGRESS: “Merry Christmas!”
THE TAIL WAGS THE DOG IN FLORIDA… AGAIN!
The State-Assisted Suicide of Edward Castro.
Edward Castro is scheduled to have his state-assisted suicide at 6pm, Thursday, December 7, at Florida State Prison at Starke. Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (FADP) will hold simultaneous protests across the state. See below for details.
For background on the Castro case, visit https://www.fadp.org and click on “Take Action.”
“This is the tail wagging the dog yet again,” said Abe Bonowitz, Director of Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (FADP), an activist organization coordinating statewide public opposition to executions. “We are letting a confessed murderer direct his punishment. Why is it that the ONLY time Jeb! Bush is willing to give anything to a prisoner is when that prisoner wants to be killed? And where was the government when Edward Castro was being severely abused as a child? The Florida legislature is yet again springing into action with a special session to deny fairness and democracy in the election, but WHEN WILL THEY HOLD A SPECIAL SESSION ON THE PREVENTION OF VIOLENT CRIME?”
SIMULTANEOUS DEMONSTRATIONS ACROSS THE STATE
Activists in seven Florida cities will stage simultaneous, peaceful protests in opposition to the state-assisted suicide of Edward Castro.
TODAY’S SCHEDULED EVENTS
Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty calls for high visibility actions in opposition to this killing.
SIMULTANEOUS VIGILS ARE PLANNED for 5pm to 6:30pm on Thursday, December 7, at the following locations:
at the prison…
If anyone would like to carpool to the prison, I’ll be in the parking lot of St. Augustine Catholic Church and Student Center (1738 West University Ave, parking lot is behind the church on 1st Ave) at 4:15 both days.
Corner of West University Avenue & 13th Street
Contact: Johnny Zokovitch: 352-377-9640
WEST PALM BEACH
Outside the main offices of the Palm Beach Post
Contact: Abe Bonowitz
In Front of the Governor’s Mansion and Monday, at noon in the rotunda of the Capitol building.
Contact: Walter Moore
Events may also be taking place in the following locations:
***FLORIDIANS FOR ALTERNATIVES TO THE DEATH PENALTY (FADP)
is a NEW state-wide organization, which was formed to raise awareness about how the death penalty is actually practiced, and to organize activism for alternatives to the death penalty.***
Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (FADP)
Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty works for restorative justice in the form of effective alternatives to the death penalty. It does so by
# supporting and coordinating the work of organizations and individuals
# educating and energizing the general public and state legislators
# supporting the many persons affected by capital crime and punishment
# advocating specific legislative improvements
PS: For fiscal & legal purposes, FADP is a project of CUADP <http://www.cuadp.org> until FADP is incorporated as it’s own
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