Update: There is a Petition for Executive Clemency on the Free Kevin Cooper website. We urge everyone to follow the link and sign the petition.
Posted on January 28, 2016 by the Communications Committee
Kevin Cooper is an African-American man who was wrongly convicted and sentenced to death in 1985 for the murder of a white family in Chino Hills, San Bernardino County. He was the only person accused of this crime, even though evidence shows that the perpetrators were three white men. The DNA evidence used to convict Cooper is highly suspect. Several justices on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights have said that Cooper did not receive a fair trial and is likely innocent.
There are no more appeals available for this case. Kevin Cooper will very likely be executed because the State of California is considering options for renewed implementation of the death penalty. His only chance to live is to be granted clemency by the Governor of California Sign the petition to Governor Brown asking him to grant clemency for Kevin Cooper. You can find the petition and more information about the case at SaveKevinCooper.org.
On November 8, 2015 the State Central Committee, by a unanimous vote, adopted the following statement:
The Peace and Freedom Party adds its voice to those who call for freedom for Kevin Cooper.
-- written by Marsha Feinland
Marsha Feinland is a member of the State Central Committee from Alameda County and chairs he Communications Committee. She has run for the U.S. Senate and other offices as a Peace and Freedom Party candidate.