• NaomiWolff

    I have signed the petition and plan on sending a letter. The framing of Cooper (a black escaped convict) for murder – the result of which is a death penalty sentence – is eerily similar to vengeful punishments in the form of lynchings against slaves who dare to attempt to flee. It is a form of social control meant to instruct Cooper and those like him on their proper place – as slaves in the criminal (in)justice system.