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A Letter From Ray Jasper, Who Is About to Be Executed (http://gawker.com/a-letter-fromray-jasper-who-is-about-to-be-executed1536073598)
Texas 2 (/https-www-youtube-com-watch-v-f3pjf0ye-x4-1536708111) death row inmate Ray Jasper is scheduled (http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/upcomingexecutions) to be put to death on March 19. He has written us a letter that, he acknowledges, "could be my final statement on earth." It is well worth your time. Ray Jasper was convicted
Letters From Death Row: Ray Jasper, Texas Inmate 999341 (http://gawker.com/lettersfrom-death-rowray-jasper-texasinmate-9993411493139671) (http://gawker.com/letters-from-death-row-rayjasper-texas-inmate-999341-1493139671)
Last month (as we did last year), we sent letters to all of the U.S. death row inmates who have execution dates in the upcoming year. Today, we have… Read… (http://gawker.com/letters-fromdeath-row-ray-jasper-texas-inmate-9993411493139671) http://gawker.com/a-letter-from-ray-jasper-who-is-about-to-be-executed-1536073598 Page 1 of 18
clarity.htm)of participating in the 1998 robbery and murder of recording studio owner David Alejandro. I've never been on the internet in my life and I'm not fully aware of the social circles on the internet. Everyone should read it. Jasper was sentenced to death. A teenager at the time of the crime. I can only appreciate the conversation.com/tag/postcards-from-the-edge) series. but on the truth of who they are. and insight into life as a prisoner who will never see freedom. When I first responded to you. Who Is About to Be Executed 3/7/14 1:13 PM (http://www.us/opinions/73817. I didn't think that it would cause people to reach out to me and voice their opinions. We wrote back and invited him to share any other thoughts he might have. http://gawker. Osho once said that one person considered him like an angel and another person considered him like a devil. I learned that some of the responses on your website were positive and some negative. That letter was remarkable for its calmness. Today.com/a-letter-from-ray-jasper-who-is-about-to-be-executed-1536073598 Page 2 of 18 . as part of our Letters from Death Row (http://gawker.cca. He wrote to us once before (http://gawker.courts.com/letters-fromdeath-row-ray-jasper-texas-inmate-999341-1493139671). so it was a surprise to receive reactions so quickly. EXPAND Mr. Nolan.A Letter From Ray Jasper.state. we received the letter below.tx. he didn't attempt to refute neither perspective because he said that man does not judge based on the truth of who you are.
' What that does is it takes the emotions out of situations and forces us to be honest with ourselves. A rich man would look at a poor man. so I can't give you the Oxford or Webster definition of the word. which means the rich man would put himself in the poor man's shoes. Next month.. but in my own words. empathy means 'putting the shoe on the other foot. feeling disdain for the man's poverish state. I guess my intention is to use this as some type of platform because this could be my final statement on earth. We all feel differently about a lot of things. but with empathy. you've given me a blank canvas. Thoreau proposed that 'one honest man' could morally regenerate an entire society. It doesn't say 'If that was me. you're talking to a young man that's been judged unworthy to breathe the same air you breathe. so indirectly. Yet. not with sympathy. the State of Texas has resolved to kill me like some kind of rabid dog. Sympathy breeds sorrow. 'That is me. Empathy breeds proper judgement. empathy says. Empathy gives you an inside view. I'll only address what's on my heart. and understand what it is to be the poor man. Neither are proper judgements because they're based on emotions. That's why two people can look at the same situation and have totally different views. http://gawker. I do not own a dictionary. feeling sorrow for the unfortunate poverty.' Empathy. You said that my perspective is different and therefore my words have a sort of value.. feel what the poor man is feeling.A Letter From Ray Jasper. This is my underlining theme.'.com/a-letter-from-ray-jasper-who-is-about-to-be-executed-1536073598 Page 3 of 18 . Without any questions. Honesty has no hidden agenda. but also not with contempt. Who Is About to Be Executed 3/7/14 1:13 PM Your words struck a chord with me. I think 'empathy' is one of the most powerful words in this world that is expressed in all cultures. Contempt breeds arrogance. That's like a hobo on the street walking up to you and you ask him for spare change.
(http://gawker.gawker. If a prisoner refuses to work and be a slave. Arresting All the Panhandlers.com/a-letter-from-ray-jasper-who-is-about-to-be-executed-1536073598 Page 4 of 18 .com/sharer.com%2Fa-letter-from-ray-jasper-who-is-about-to-be-executed-1536073598) 3 (/truth-1536316430) (http://twitter. laws are being changed right and left.com%2Fa-letter-from-ray-jasper-who-is-about-to-be-executed-1536073598&text=POST_TITLE) Today's gossip is tomorrow's news DEFAMER (http://defamer.com) . Under the 13th Amendment of the U.com/only-o!ciallysanctioned-clit-art-is-allowed-at-art-s1537772917) http://gawker. they will do their time in isolation as a Above a Whole Foods in Beverly Hill sits America's most prestig. Improvements can be made. Martin Luther King said a revolution comes by social action and legal action working hand in hand.com/above-a-whole-foods-inbeverly-hill-sits-americas-most-1538026538) Zen Koans Explained: "Nothing Exists" (http://gawker. They said they were tired of being treated like slaves. (http://gawker..TIPS (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fgawker. I'll address some of the topics you mentioned. the word revolution just means change. Hello.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fgawker.com) .com) Looking through the eyes of empathy & honesty. The thing is. People need to know that when they sit on trial juries and sentence people to prison time that they are sentencing them to slavery.com/goodbye-stopand-frisk-hello-arresting-all-the-panha1537819279) Only O!cially Sanctioned Clit Art Is Allowed at Art School (http://gawker. If honest people stand up. Stop and Frisk. A man once said that revolution comes when you inform people of their rights.facebook.gawker. but you can go to any penitentiary in this nation and you will see slavery.S. Who Is About to Be Executed 3/7/14 1:13 PM EXPAND 5 Search Gawker (http://www. I'm not presenting any radical revolutionary view. Constitution all prisoners in America are considered slaves.VALLEYWAG (http://valleywag.com/zen-koans-explainednothing-exists-1537931448) Goodbye. I think they will be made over time. I know the average person isn't paying attention to all the laws constantly being passed RECOMMENDED BY HAMILTON NOLAN (H… by state & federal legislation. That was the reason for the protests by prisoners in Georgia in 2010. We look at slavery like its a thing of the past.A Letter From Ray Jasper. It's only my perspective. The Justice system is truly broken beyond repair and the sad part is there is no way to start over. raising kids and trying to find entertainment in between time. America changes as the law changes. People are more focused on their jobs..
com/alaughably-small-amount-of-sugar-will-make-youo!cia-1537709132) Jet aborts takeo" after striking ﬁsh. there were 122 prisons opened across America.com/a-letter-from-rayjasper-who-is-about-to-be-executed1536073598) "Thought Catalog invites authors to submit proposals for a new. Its outrageous.com/jet-aborts-takeo"-afterstriking-ﬁsh-1537701314) Kinja Insider: The Questions Gawker Is Afraid to Answer (http://gawker.gawker.com/okay-ive-hadenough-of-this-nonsense-we-dismiss-comme1537191565) How Is Air Travel Getting More Awful Today? (http://gawker. You have thousands of people with a lot of prison time that have no choice but to make money for the government or live in isolation.com/your-doctor-is-probably-notfat-shaming-you-1535358667) Vice Is Very Touchy About Its Wonderful Work on Behalf of Brands (http://gawker. Who Is About to Be Executed (http://gawker.com/warrenbu"ett-on-how-to-invest-better-than-warrenbu"-1535190674) Zen Koans Explained: "Soldiers of Humanity" punishment. Multitudes of young people have been thrown away in this generation. I know a man who was 24 years old and received 160 years in prison for two aggravated robberies where less that $500 was stole and no violence took place.com/last-poor-place-onthe-bowery-sold-to-rich-people-1536998636) The Brother of Ray Jasper's Victim Shares His Story (http://steven-alejandro..com/hello-steventhank-you-for-sharing-your-story-we-migh1536840701) "Frozen In a Niche?" is the headline of today's Maure.com/how-is-air-travel-gettingmore-awful-today-1537158312) Last Poor Place on The Bowery Sold to Rich People (http://gawker. How can those that invest in prisons make money if people have sentences that will allow them to return to free society? If people were being rehabilitated and sent back into the cities. people have to stay in prison and keep working. The affects of prison isolation literally drive people crazy. Companies were holding expos in small towns showing how more prisons would boost the economy by providing more jobs. In order for them to make money. who would work for these corporations? That would be a bad investment.com/a-letter-from-ray-jasper-who-is-about-to-be-executed-1536073598 Page 5 of 18 .com/adiscussion-of-the-ray-jasper-death-row-issuefrom-a-f1536676452/1536918396/+hamilton_nolan) America's Top 99 Problems (http://rankings. There are guys walking around with 200 year sentences and they're not even 30 years old. the Less We Know (http://gawker. (http://gawker. 33. I think prison sentences have gotten way out of hand. the more money is being made. so the longer they're in prison..kinja..A Letter From Ray Jasper. (http://gawker. Who can be isolated from human contact and not lose their mind? That was the reason California had an uproar last year behind Pelican Bay.com/frozen-in-a-niche-isthe-headline-of-todays-maureen-1536827961) A Letter From Ray Jasper.000 inmates across California protested refusing to work or refusing to eat on hunger-strikes because of those being tortured in isolation in Pelican Bay. Who Is About to Be Executed 3/7/14 1:13 PM A Laughably Small Amount of Sugar Will Make You O!cially Unhealthy (http://gawker. Prison is a billion dollar industry.kinja.com/vice-is-verytouchy-about-its-wonderful-work-on-behalf1535223061) Warren Bu"ett on How to Invest Better Than Warren Bu"ett (http://gawker. it's about crime & profit. So the political move is to tell the people they're tough on crime and give people longer sentences.com/americas-top-99problems-1532565254) A discussion of the Ray Jasper Death Row issue from a family member of the victim (http://steven-alejandro.. In 1996. (http://gawker.com/thought-catalog-invitesauthors-to-submit-proposals-fo-1536021203) Military Suicides: The More We Learn. Giving a first time felon a sentence beyond their life span is pure oppression.com/military-suicidesthe-more-we-learn-the-less-we-know1535962440) Your Doctor Is Probably Not Fat-Shaming You (http://gawker. People are getting life sentences for aggravated crimes where no violence had occurred. It's not about crime & punishment. http://gawker. The other side of the coin is there are those in the corporate world making money off prisoners.
It's that the politics surrounding crime have changed and it has become a numbers game. Texas is the leading State by far.com/i-understand-the-wisdombehind-the-story-but-i-doubt-v-1533723042) EXPAND Chuck Colson. Now. aside a few major cities. It's a very Southern practice from that old lynching mentality. The only http://gawker. Texas is a very 'country' state. I'm not from Texas. former advisor to the President once said that they were passing laws to be tough on crime. The death penalty needs to be abolished. Any shrewed businessman would if you have no empathy for people locked up and you just want to make some money. Dollars & Cents. that prison would become a nation inside this nation. I was raised in California. It wasn't until the Watergate scandal and Colson himself going to prison that he learned who the laws were affecting. but they didn't even know who the laws were affecting. Coming from the West Coast to the South was like going back in time. Crime still goes on daily. It's not that crime is the issue. You have people like Michael Jordan who invest millions of dollars in the prison system. He also foreseen in his book THE GOD OF SPIDERS & STONES that America was forming a new society within its prisons. Basically. I grew up in the Bay Area where its very diverse. California is more of a melting pot. its 2014 and almost two million people are locked up. I don't agree with the death penalty. There are still small towns that a black person would not be welcomed. He predicted that over a million people would be locked up by the year 2000. Almost all executions take place in the South with a few exceptions here and there.com/a-letter-from-ray-jasper-who-is-about-to-be-executed-1536073598 Page 6 of 18 . I didn't even think real cowboys existed. Colson ended up forming the largest prison ministry in America.A Letter From Ray Jasper. The book was written in the 8O's. Who Is About to Be Executed 3/7/14 1:13 PM (http://gawker. Life without parole is still a death sentence.
Also. He admitted to the murder and has never denied it. in a situation of terrorism. But I was the only one given the death penalty.. It allows the state to execute someone who did not commit the actual act of murder. you're not getting the death penalty for murder. I think it should only be for cases where more than one person is killed like these rampant shootings that have taken place around the country the last few years... now you can get the death penalty. That doesn't make common sense. I was convicted under the law of parties. Capital murder is if you take someone's life and commit another felony at the same time. but were convicted as a party. but the facts are undisputed that I did not kill the victim. That's Texas law. Most Democrats stand against it.com/a-letter-from-ray-jasper-who-is-about-to-be-executed-1536073598 Page 7 of 18 . The one who killed him plead guilty to capital murder for a life sentence. If you're not giving the death penalty for murder. That makes a person eligible for the death penalty The problem is. I'm on death row and yet I didn't commit the act of murder. http://gawker. they say it doesn't matter whether I killed the victim or not.. When people read about the case. you're actually getting it for the other felony. I'm criminally responsible for someone else's conduct. If the death penalty must exist. then the government is already saying that the taking of one's life is not worth the death penalty.A Letter From Ray Jasper. they assume I killed the victim.if you kill a man and take money out his wallet. The law of parties is a very controversial law in Texas.. To say you need to kill a person in a shorter amount of time is just seeking revenge on that person. You can kill a man but you will not get the death penalty. There are around 50 guys on death row in Texas who didn't kill anybody. Who Is About to Be Executed 3/7/14 1:13 PM difference is time. Under the Texas law of parties.
what are we? When http://gawker. the black man got his name from the white man. When I walked into prison at 19 years old. Well. We are really of a different culture. when it's unconstitutional to use it on dogs. I couldn't believe it. I understand that it's not popular to talk about race issues these days. No empathy. That's why I look. Who Is About to Be Executed 3/7/14 1:13 PM EXPAND The lethal injection has become a real controversial issue here of late because states are using drugs that they're not authorize to use to execute people. it looked like I went to Africa. I said to myself 'Damn. is saying something very cruel and inhumane.com/a-letter-from-ray-jasper-who-is-about-to-be-executed-1536073598 Page 8 of 18 . 'The penitentiary is packed/ and its filled with blacks'. It's really an epidemic. it's largely due to an indentity crisis. but by being slaves. To use that method to kill people today. I have never seen so many black dudes in my life'. The lethal injection is an old Nazi practice deriving from the Jewish Holocaust. People don't care because they think they're killing horrible people. we lost ourselves. the number of blacks locked up in this country. but why all of us young blacks are in prison. We don't know how to really indentify with white people. I mean. We don t know our history. but I speak on the subject of race because I hold a burden in my heart for all the young blacks who are locked up or who see the street life as the only means to make something of themselves. Within that lies a lost of identity.A Letter From Ray Jasper. not only at my own situation. There are blacks in this country that don't even consider themselves African. I've come to see. The lyrics of 2Pac echoed in my head. Just contempt. When you have a black man name John Williams and a white man name John Williams.
Those kids need life lessons. What has Jay-Z done besides get rich? Yet we see dollar signs and somehow give more respect to the man with the money. but the black and hispanic kids don't. Who Is About to Be Executed 3/7/14 1:13 PM did we stop being African? If you ask a young black person if they're African. legal or illegal. But it was the Black Panther Party that got them free lunch. it's just a matter of what you're trying to teach them. I guarantee you won't keep their attention. they will say 'No.A Letter From Ray Jasper. I said that all kids want to learn. they've become somebody. money is what they try to find an identity in. mix it with capitalism. its a strong identity crisis. You take the identity crisis.com/a-letter-from-ray-jasper-who-is-about-to-be-executed-1536073598 Page 9 of 18 . Cutting a frog open is not helping a black kid in the ghetto who has to listen to police sirens all night and worry about getting shot. Now. Which in America is partly true because superficially we hail the rich and despise the poor. and you'll have a lot of young blacks trying to get money by any means because they're trying to get out of poverty or stay out of poverty. They feel like if they get rich. I'm American'. Again. She said the white and asian kids excel in school. where money comes before empathy. They think slavery is their roots. call them thugs and say they need to pull up their http://gawker. A French woman who moved to America asked me one day. They need direction. When you have black kids learning more about the Boston Tea Party than the Black Panther Party. We give Jay-Z more credit than we do Al Sharpton. 'Why don't black kids want to learn?' Her husband was a high school teacher. They've lost their roots. EXPAND People point their fingers at young blacks.
but they are trying to find a purpose to live for and if a gang gives them a sense of purpose that's what they will gravitate to. Across the nation. How many black kids would change their outlook if they knew that they were only considered 3/5's of a human being according to the U. However. success is based on probabilities and the odds.S Constitution? That black people were considered part animal in this country. not to put blue & red before black. it should be a course. They're not being challenged to do better. not in hard places. Sometimes its knowledge or opportunity that gives an advantage. you carry yourself with a different level of dignity for all we've overcome. They can quote Drake & Lil Wayne but they can't tell you what Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton has done. Black history shouldn't be a month. That's true. and we're being targeted more. The odds are stacked against us. They don't know that. I'm looking at the roots of why so many young blacks are locked up. I'm not trying to play the race card. Everyone is not on a level playing field. we suffer from an identity crisis. Do you think I m going to care about book reports when my girlfriend was shot in the face? I understand Barack Obama saying there is no excuse for blacks or anyone else because generations past had it harder than us. It's senseless. I'm not saying they can't be overcome. Changing the way they dress isn't changing the way they think. you see someone who was failed. Flowers grow in gardens. I tell those I know the same thing. As the Bible says. For some. Young blacks need to learn their identity so they can have more respect for the blacks that suffered for their liberties than they have for someone talking about selling drugs over a rap beat who really isn't selling drugs. All you're saying is be a square like me. Before Martin Luther King was killed he drafted a bill called 'The Bill for the Disadvantaged'. They know the history of the Crips & Bloods.com/a-letter-from-ray-jasper-who-is-about-to-be-executed-1536073598 Page 10 of 18 . As the saying goes. They're not going to listen to you because you have guys like Jay-Z and Rick Ross who are millionaires and sag their pants. they gravitate to Crips & Bloods. I was 15 when my first love got shot 9 times in Oakland. Ask any young black person their views on the Police. an elective taught year around. They aren't being taught to live and die for something greater. that goes without saying. I assure you their response will not be positive. who represent the government.A Letter From Ray Jasper. A lot of times it is the circumstances. the odds are really stacked against them. Who Is About to Be Executed 3/7/14 1:13 PM pants. You're not giving them a vision. King understood that in order to have a successful life. They were black first. instead of taught better. It was for blacks and poor whites. Their minds have to be challenged. Yet if you have something against the Police. but it's not likely. I'm not saying there's no personal responsibility for success. you have to decrease the odds of failure. That's fine. 'Where there's no vision the people perish'. when you see someone who has failed. but you're not feeding them any knowledge. you cannot sit on a trial jury. They have to be exposed to something new. I guarantee black kids would take that course if it was available to them. When you learn that. Using myself as an example. You have to change the playing field. but they can't tell you who Garvey or Robeson is. Neither am I saying that advantages are always circumstancial. A young black woman was struck from the jury in my case because she said she sees the Police http://gawker. but there's also a corporate responsibility. not dulled.
. but this was the gist of it. the victim in the case is a black man.. the only white person in the courtroom is you. the judge is a black man... there's 8 more black people and 4 hispanics. but empathy is putting the shoe on the other foot... you look in the jury box. I was the only black person in the courtroom. I'm not playing the race card.... White people really don't understand how it extreme it is to be judged by others outside your race... she's not worthy to take part as a juror in a trial. but even though she's just being true to her experience.. they will clearly understand the point. I cannot quote it word for word... In the book TRIAL & ERROR: THE TEXAS DEATH PENALTY Lisa Maxwell paints this picture to get the point across and if any white person reading this is honest with themselves. when you go to trial and step into the courtroom. the two State prosecutors seeking the death penalty on you. so the Judge appointed you two defense lawyers who are also black men. those were the exact circumstances of my trial.. Again. She never had a good experience with the Police like most young blacks.com/a-letter-from-ray-jasper-who-is-about-to-be-executed-1536073598 Page 11 of 18 . How would you feel facing the death penalty? Do you believe you'll receive justice? As outside of the box as that scene is.. you couldn't afford an attorney.. http://gawker.. Who Is About to Be Executed 3/7/14 1:13 PM EXPAND as 'intimidators'.. Imagine you're a young white guy facing capital murder charges where you can receive the death penalty..A Letter From Ray Jasper. are also black men...
A Letter From Ray Jasper. they preach capital punishment is God's http://gawker. The State may have the power to put people to death. There is absolutely nothing in the Bible that condones the way Texas executes people today. If God wanted me to die for anything. The blood of Abel cryed vengeance. Southern preachers who advocate the death penalty are condoning evil. but also watch his TV program. who not only attend his church. 'Whoever shed's man's blood. I would be dead already. not the scriptures. He's not telling me I'm some kind of menace that He can't wait to see executed. 'That's murder. I talk to God everday. God is showing me His favor & grace on my life. Yet. Under Texas law. where murder must be in the course of another felony. I was the chief of sinners. There are several wellknown preachers in Texas and across the South that teach their congregations that the death penalty is right by God and backed by the Bible. the blood of Jesus cryed mercy. God is blessing me daily. There is no such thing as capital murder in the Bible. There are preachers like John Hagee in San Antonio who have influence over thousands of people. Hagee doesn't see his Southern mentality condones the death penalty. Like Paul said. Who Is About to Be Executed 3/7/14 1:13 PM The last thing on my heart is about religion and the death penalty. It's the State's will. Southern preachers use scriptures like God telling Noah. you cannot receive the death penalty for murder. and hear him condoning the death penalty. but God had mercy on me because He knew I was ignorant. by man his blood shall be shed'. The death penalty is a governmental issue not a spiritual issue. They need to learn the legalities of capital punishment. but don't preach to the public that it's God's will.com/a-letter-from-ray-jasper-who-is-about-to-be-executed-1536073598 Page 12 of 18 .
or anything else. Mr. As easy as it is for a preacher to stand up in the pulpit with a Bible and tell thousands of people the death penalty is right. John Hagee or any others to come visit me and tell me that God wants me to die. They are suppose to be the absolute worse of the worse. When you look at the Justice system. I'm a father. My daughter was six weeks old when I got locked up and now she's 15 in high http://gawker. People get the death penalty when a jury has judged them to be a 'continuing threat to society'. Even if you're guilty of capital murder in Texas.' Again. Nolan. it takes one to go beyond the surface. That in itself is contrary to the whole Christian faith that believes no one is beyond redemption if they repent for their sins and put their faith in Jesus Christ. 'That means they are deemed so bad that they have no hope of redemption or change in their behavior. For a Christian to advocate the death penalty is a complete contradiction. A doctor can't look at a person and see cancer. I challenge any preacher in Texas. they have to look beyond the surface. the Death Penalty. That is the only reason a person gets the death penalty. Proper diagnosis is half the cure. so terrible that they cannot live in prison with other murderers. I'm just the hobo on the street giving away my pennies.com/a-letter-from-ray-jasper-who-is-about-to-be-executed-1536073598 Page 13 of 18 . Who Is About to Be Executed 3/7/14 1:13 PM EXPAND 4 (/ray-l-jasper-the-third-you-left-out-his-generational-1536340983) will. it doesn't mean you'll receive the death penalty.A Letter From Ray Jasper. 'Capital punishment shows that America is a merciless nation that will not forgive. this is only my perspective. Martin Luther King said.
that black men are inferior to white men white men in this country haul off and shoot if you disrespect them by texting during a movie preview . I realize the jury of peers thing doesn't technically include having at least one person of the same race in the group. I'm not going to cry over the fact that you think it's unfair because you didn't actually do the physical murdering. I've tryed to be the best father in the world.com/that-a-black-man-accused-of-a-crime-can-wa Trace (http://traceacex. that whole portion about his trial really stuck with me in this letter. I totally get that the system is racially lopsided. Ray recruited the codefendants. It's the same with any young person. Who Is About to Be Executed 3/7/14 1:13 PM school. imagine how they would react if.kinja… 31 (/posts/1536361852/reply) Honestly. that a black man accused of a crime can walk into a courtroom and find a sea of white faces and then. but the end result in your situation was a man died at the hands you and your cohorts.' Sincerely. Jasper Ps: Forgive me for being longwinded. Thanks for the opportunity. but it seems like such a gross injustice every time I see it anyway. Aside from whether the death penalty is appropriate or not. Ray was recording a rap album at the studio. I don't have much of an issue with the death penalty as long as it is done correctly. from the day they were born. every social institution and every circumstance of their lives deprived them of their dignity Tuesday 3:20pm (http://gawker.com/although-i-am-a-bleeding-heart-liberal-i-dont-have-muc-1536286105) Snausages (http://csheplaw. Ray planned the murder. [Image by Jim Cooke] Like 115k Discuss (/posts/1536073598/reply) 248 participants Milton Berle's Cock (http://d… 130 110 participants elaine layabout (http://elaine… 135 (/posts/1536286105/reply) (/posts/1536332422/reply) Although I am a bleeding heart liberal. Despite the circumstances.… 289 (/posts/1536290403/reply) I did a little search.. walk into prison an find a sea of black faces is the naked truth of race-based injustice in this country .com/i-did-a-little-search-ray-was-recording-a-rap-album-at-1536290403) x84jdh (http://x84jdh. But I knew that her course in life is largely determine by what I teach her.. and our acceptance of it is a tacit embrace of the lie that black men and white men are inherently different..kinja.c… 173 (/posts/1536291306/reply) If I was the loved one of the murder victim..com/tag/postcards-from-theedge). Previously You can find all of our letters from death row here (http://gawker. once convicted. Ray Jasper's mailing address is: Ray Jasper 999341. Ray's accomplice finished the job.com/a-letter-from-ray-jasper-who-is-about-to-be-executed-1536073598 Page 14 of 18 . Livingston. Ray is full of crap. and any time I hear about stacked juries like that. Update: For those who have asked. their course is determined by what we are teaching them.A Letter From Ray Jasper. I'm not going to cry over the http://gawker.. Tuesday 4:07pm (http://gawker. Tuesday 3:24pm (http://gawker. 3872 fm 350 S. Ray L. In the words of Aristotle. Polunsky Unit. but I was speaking from the heart. no matter what this guy did. If I was the loved one of the murder victim. Ray booked the studio time. 'All improvement in society begins with the education of the young. Ray actually slit the guys throat but when THAT didn't kill him. TX 77351.
.com/so-then-you-werent-a-big-fan-of-martin-luther-king-jr-1536344443) Seneca the Younger(er) (htt… 4 (/posts/1536353766/reply) I am a big fan of the Reverend Doctor... Or his mother or father or sister or must it be like to be young and male and Tuesday 4:16pm (http://gawker. state and federal governments and law enforcement that feed it. Bring the revolution. The country that is putting Ray Jasper to death has been cheering on a murderous psychopath named Walter White (/posts/1536344443/reply) So then you weren't a big fan of Martin Luther King.. Otherwise forget it. Empathy being urged by someone we are about to murder. who happened to name his eldest son Martin Luther King. It's a shame that no one took the time to teach him that before he was involved in the death of another human being who was just trying to go about their business. It just breaks my heart.com/yes-it-would-and-we-should-do-what-we-can 25 106 others. Save it.. Do I think it would have changed the outcome? Who knows (probably not. It's still pretentious. III. more likely to be people of color . I shouldn't mock his parents for naming him that. (http://gawker.com/a-letter-from-ray-jasper-who-is-about-to-be-executed-1536073598 Page 15 of 18 . Who Is About to Be Executed 3/7/14 1:13 PM fact that you think it's unfair because you didn't actually do the physical murdering.A Letter From Ray Jasper. and we should do what we Tuesday 3:25pm (http://gawker.com/honestly-no-matter-what-this-guy-did-that-w elaine layabout (http://elaine… 15 (/posts/1536371509/reply) yes. as you may have noticed from the way he and his http://gawker. As long as it was.com/ray-l-jasper-the-third-you-left-out-his-generational-1536340983) Never Daunted Radio Netwo… 33 brother or grandma or neighbor. white or 82 participants black. Just wanted to be clear on your logic. On an unrelated note of pertinence. but if we want to attempt to call our justice system fair.… Seneca the Younger(er) (htt… 12 (/posts/1536340983/reply) Tuesday 4:49pm (http://gawker. and the only black person they see is the defendant. right? White America probably wants to kill him twice now.. Tuesday 4:39pm (http://gawker. it would . He is absolutely correct that empathy breeds proper judgement. Is there a national dynasty involved? Then you get to use generational designation.com/although-i-am-ableeding-heart-liberal-i-dont-havemuc-1536286105) At no point should the criminal justice system be the outlet for anybody's thirst for 51 participants revenge. I very much doubt it will be his "final statement on Earth". Jr. and I'm fricking pissed off. because when the jury looks out of their box. I'm an old white feeble lady and I'm feeling all angry at the state after reading this and wanting to burn and topple things.. tbh). Jasper. He probably is making a flurry of personal statements to anyone who will open the envelope right now. Tuesday 4:20pm (http://gawker. Actually I'm his neighbor.. but I feel this way about anyone with enough hubris to name a child after themself. But of course he is. Can I renounce citizenship? Will another country even take an American at this point? Think about it. Now I'm sure some angry white person will recite all the ugly details of the crime he was involved in so I can feel all justified about murdering this kid. You left out his generational suffix. What black. this young man who has a lot of lessons to teach us. particularly if you're revenging yourself on somebody who didn't actually do the deed you're getting revenge for. changing it to make it so something like what happened in his case can't happen again seems like a good place to start. is about to be put to death. Really. the third. Fuck the Death Penalty and fuck the Prison Industrial Complex and the bought-off local. may have twizzler (http://twizzlereally. I am over America. because how dare he try to tell White America anything. The rest just sounds like standard prison yard rationalization. i think that confirms any sense of his "otherness" that jury members. His son is not him.. (/posts/1536517514/reply) MustangAlley and Ray L.com/if-i-was-the-loved-one-of-the-murder-victim-im-not-goi-1536291306) can to make sure that judges and lawyers are Milton Berle's Cock and 244 others. This breaks my heart that this insightful voice which needs to be heard. especially white America.
and his a danger Tuesday 3:22pm (http://gawker. when someone holds you down and repeatedly tries to slice your throat like your hero Ray Jasper did to his victim. no concern for the innocent life he took. nonsensical. which eventually killed him. for six years. And please.A Letter From Ray Jasper. Oh. That people. this isn't a race thing. JimbusCrepes (http://jimbus… 38 (/posts/1536730419/reply) Yeah honey. and I thought it was a crap idea. Tuesday 8:06pm (http://gawker. The shit you're pulling with benjaminallover (http://benj … Venus_in_furs and 119 others.com/yeah-honey-when-someone-holds-you-d Page 16 of 18 . 68 your crazy.com/a-letter-from-ray-jasper-who-is-about-to-be-executed-1536073598 Wednesday 3:24am (http://gawker. seems kind of silly to name you after Dad.com/he-literally-planned-a-murder-set-it-up-lured (/posts/1536303698/reply) Frankly. even scary level of crazy. 123 participants booktart and 47 others...com/this-breaks-my-heart-that-this-insightful-voic theconcretegarden (http://th… 56 (/posts/1536656193/reply) he literally planned a murder. but did you notice he never mention the victim? his family? the lives torn apart by his thought-out execution of another human being? nope.com/i-am-a-big-fan-of-the-reverend-doctor-its-still-preten-1536353766) awfullyfrothily (http://awfully… 210 (/posts/1536288245/reply) FYI. My wife wanted to name my son after me. you can ponder the "lessons" that he can teach you. he's trying to cause a media stir. it's a murderer who fundamentally doesn't believe he did something wrong. Everything is about the injustice put upon him. his attitudes toward capital punishment in any direction don't change the fact that the death penalty is about vengeance. wrote a sad letter? And because you sympathize with the murderers? Get the fuck outta here with this shit. set it up. because he makes some very valid arguments. (/posts/1536312913/reply) Not to mention the fact that it kills innocent It's one thing to be anti-death penalty. lured the guy there. zero responsiblity taken for his actions. Buh-bye. Jasper says about the justice system in general. Seriously. the perpetrators of crime. while his buddy repeatedly stabbed the victim in the stomach. You want to burn and topple things because a guy who sliced open someone's throat . doesn't it?). hurry the fuck up and renounce your 103 participants American citizenship. and as you bleed to too you can listen to his "insightful voice that Tuesday 3:37pm (http://gawker. All this time later. Who Is About to Be Executed 3/7/14 1:13 PM siblings fight over Dad's legacy.com/not-to-mention-the-fact-that-it-kills-innocent-people-1536312913) logical merits.. What a fucking lunatic you are. you need a reality check asap. Get a grip and shut the fuck up. then needs to be heard". Tuesday 4:30pm (http://gawker. Laws are being changed that enable people to profit from writing off generations of black men almost by default. and it's reprehensible that as a society we still condone it. I prefer to focus on what Mr. That pretty much goes for anyone else unless you belong to a patriarchal monarchy (if you belong to a matriarchal monarchy. actions have led him here. 47 participants position sorta makes sense and it has its Tuesday 3:47pm (http://gawker. AND SLIT HIS THROAT he then held the victim down as his friends stabbed him repeatedly in the stomach.and watched and held down the victim-. then.. he means he cut the victim's throat and held him down while his accomplice stabbed him many times in the gut. now that his time has come. just a pity party. creepy worship and adoration of a fucking sociopathic murderer is a whole other delusional. This profitdriven and well-connected industry doesn't exactly provide political incentive to put http://gawker. still zero remorse. not justice.com/frankly-his-attitudes-toward-capital-punishment-in-any-1536303698) FrederickDouglass (http://fr… 83 death. (/posts/1536316335/reply) Rather than the specifics of his own case.com/fyi-when-he-says-he-didnt-kill-him-he-means-he-cut-1536288245) Venus_in_furs (http://venus_… 203 Tuesday 11:36pm (http://gawker. It's not like he just happened to be in a car with someone who suddenly pulled out a gun and shot somebody on the street. when he says he "didn't kill him". can't comprehend how his to society. or their larger communities. The current for-profit system doesn't serve the victims of crime.
Who Is About to Be Executed 3/7/14 1:13 PM resources into communities. (/posts/1536295914/reply) benjaminallover (http://benj… 16 Aaaaand here with go with the capital punishment debates. Whether I'm ok with it at all is an evolving question. Tuesday 3:19pm (http://gawker. accomplishing nothing.com) 74 s… (/posts/1536291665/reply) (/posts/1536395325/reply) Only on Gawker is an incoherent stew of "Black Panther capitalism slavery racism" repeated over and over and over again considered an argument. Don't forget the newest seventh-grade-reading-level word that leftists on the Internet discovered for 2014.. does the hypocrisy occur to you.com/are-you-even-listening-to-yourself-as-you-ch Tuesday 5:17pm (http://gawker. (/posts/1536440685/reply) I read the essay from the point of view of a victim of violent crime. or is your high horse 30 participants really that high? Yukon Kizmiaz (http://yukon… 120 Tuesday 3:26pm (http://gawker. (/posts/1536295806/reply) shoeflypie and Which empathetic view did he have the day he snuffed out the life of an innocent? Tuesday 3:29pm (http://gawker.. converting nobody. identifying with the man he brutally murdered.. Pick a side and jump in the fray... that's a problem for anyone who is generally interested in social and economic stability. Justice has been served. and I don't really see what point in my comment makes you think that I don't empathize with other victims. into education and other civic goods that prevent crime in the first place.com) … 5343 others.com/rather-than-the-specifics-of-his-own-case-i-prefer-to-1536316335) shoeflypie (http://shoeflypie. none of which matter to people who are kla (http://kla. the fact that the "justice" system is about to kill him is absolutely heartbreaking and horrifying.com/i-read-the-essay-from-the-point-of-view-of-a-victim-of-1536440685) kla (http://kla. (/posts/1536315444/reply) Well the only way to solve that problem is to institute a policy that will murder more innocent people.com/which-empathetic-view-did-he-have-the-day-he-snuffed-ou-1536295806) 19 (/posts/1536306718/reply) FrederickDouglass (http://fr… 33 My position on the death penalty definitely isn't set.com/only-on-gawker-is-an-incoherent-stew-of-black-panther-1536395325) jdhairgel and 99 others. Go death penalty! Sorry about all you guys who weren't actually guilty. angering everybody.com) 20 … (/posts/1536343125/reply) 100% supportive of it for a lot of reasons.com/well-the-only-way-to-solve-that-problem-is-to-institute-1536315444) I'm 100% opposed to it for a lot of reasons..… 28 bill (http://bill.kinja. Tuesday 6:16pm (http://gawker.kinja." which apparently means "identifying with the bag of garbage in the shape of a human named Ray Jasper and his grandiose delusion of being the victim here" but never. ever.com/a-letter-from-ray-jasper-who-is-about-to-be-executed-1536073598 Page 17 of 18 .. I don't think it's applied equally.com/i-wonder-if-the-victims-family-was-absolutel designerheart (http://design… 114 (/posts/1536292648/reply) are you even listening to yourself as you cheer for another man's death? I mean. Tuesday 3:40pm (http://gawker. Or join me on the couch for some hot buttered popcorn and we can watch the wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round Are you arguing for this man's innocence? Because the discussion at hand is this http://gawker. "empathy.. Tuesday 3:25pm (http://gawker. so I have a problem with it as it exists.com/aaaaand-here-with-go-with-the-capital-puni JesperJane (http://jesperjan… Tuesday 3:29pm (http://gawker. I can simultaneously acknowledge this man's reasonable observations and think that he 27 participants deserves his sentence. my friend.A Letter From Ray Jasper. (/posts/1536285760/reply) I don't really care what this man did.. Hard to get my justice boner if we can't kill people. sizor_sister (http://sizor_sist… Kei(Han)Shin 115 and 78 others.com/i-dont-really-care-what-this-man-did-the-fact Tuesday 3:51pm (http://gawker. That isn't just a problem for those who end up on death row.com/my-position-on-the-death-penalty-definitely Yukon Kizmiaz (http://yukon… 20 (/posts/1536310643/reply) Tuesday 3:50pm (http://gawker. I wonder if the victims family was absolutely heartbroken and horrified? yeah probably..kinja.
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