Friday, March 2, 2007

Free Gary Tyler

Democracy Now!

Respected human-rights organization Amnesty International is again calling for Governor Blanco to pardon Gary Tyler, “a 49 year-old African-American man who has been in prison in Louisiana since the age of 17, and whose 1975 trial was infected with racial prejudice.”

Gary’s case was featured recently on Democracy Now! It’s a fascinating piece that includes details of his torture by police and his first jailhouse interview ever.

Please read and listen to those hyperlinks. And if you are further inclined, visit, where you can sign a petition urging Gov. Blanco to pardon Gary.

And remember, Democracy Now!, which airs on numerous public radio stations around the nation, is also a free iTunes podcast download every day. I get that audio version, but, there’s also a TV version.

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