Texas is preparing to execute a thirty-year old African American for a crime he's openly known not to have committed. Kenneth Foster was sitting in a car twenty-seven yards away when a friend murdered an unarmed man in his home. Foster was convicted under a controversial Texas law that faults an accused suspect for failing to anticipate a crime. A federal appeals court has declared Foster's sentence marks a constitutional defect. But a state court can't overturn his conviction because no new evidence has been introduced. Supporters are calling for Texas governor Rick Perry to grant clemency before Foster's August 30th execution date.

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    Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.
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