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SaraNelson2013
SaraNelson2013

After working with people with Mental illness it is very clear to me that the same laws cannot apply.  I think what is interesting about this case is that he didn't just harm the victims, he harmed himself the same way.  I would be interested in knowing what his voices told him to do.  I would be interesting in the price breakdown.  What is the cost of treatment for someone with this intense mental illness versus the price of killing this man.  It is sad to understand that cost could be a determinate of whether this mans life was worth saving.

KayWhitlock
KayWhitlock

My heart is broken again and again and again by this Ethic of Disposability and the ceremonies of degradation that attend the death penalty and, indeed, the entire prison industrial complex in this country.  I will carry Andre Thomas' history and life, and, apparently, death, with me.  And fight like hell for him while I still can.

 

Thank you, Nancy, and thanks to all who are working to prevent this horrific travesty of (in)justice.

nancy a heitzeg
nancy a heitzeg

Special thanks to Tristin Aaron for details of the case and Prof Levin for representing Andre Thomas

 

All the best  - my gratitude