Our Current Petitions

By BitcoDavid

As I have been running the #JusticeForFelix campaign, I have become aware of something. Well intentioned petitions tend to wither and die on the vine. One may have great intentions in creating or signing a petition, but after a period of time, the interest wanes and the cause becomes forgotten. This page will serve as an attempt to keep awareness of these efforts, on the front burner.

As new petitions are posted and featured on the Scroll Page, they will be added here as well. As petitions close, they will be removed. It is my hope, that we can keep tabs on the progress of our petitions, and report on the results with more regularity.

In September, we published a petition for a stay of execution for death row inmate Terrence Williams. Williams was sentenced to die for killing the man who raped him repeatedly, all through his childhood. That petition is now closed, and it is my understanding that it was successful, and that Pennsylvania has agreed to reexamine the case. Wouldn’t it be tragic however, if he had gone to his execution, and none of us knew it? What if we all signed that petition, but nobody followed up and learned the outcome? That is the purpose of this page. To provide a place where these petitions can live a bit longer than their normal FaceBook life cycle.

By the way, Felix’s petition is still live, and we still need at least 700 signatures. His Clemency trial is in the preparation stage right now. By the time the attorneys are ready to do what they have to do, we really need to have those signatures. Felix has been in prison for 30 years – for a crime he did not commit. Can you live with that?

BitcoDavid is a blogger and a blog site consultant. In former lives, he was an audio engineer, a videographer, a teacher – even a cab driver. He is an avid health and fitness enthusiast and a Pro/Am boxer. He has spent years working with diet and exercise to combat obesity and obesity related illness.

3 thoughts on “Our Current Petitions

  1. Justice for Felix? What’s his story? How did he get to prison in the first place? How do I know he is innocent? Can’t seem to find any articles on Felix.

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    1. Thanks very much for your comment, and your interest in Felix. In a nutshell, Felix is a Deaf man whose family used his deafness to frame him for murder. He has now served 30 years – a Deaf man in prison – for a crime he didn’t commit. The nuts and bolts of the story are basically as follows:

      Felix’s brother and his sister’s boyfriend were involved in a robbery homicide in Florida. Felix was with his girlfriend at the time the crime was committed. When the family realized the police considered them as suspects, they told Felix they wanted to take him to a movie. On the way, they told him that they didn’t have any money, and asked him to pawn a piece of jewelry. When he asked why, they said it was because they all had forgotten their driver’s licenses. Felix pawned the jewelry, and that was the only piece of solid evidence against him. Since however, Felix was unable to mount a defense – or even hear the proceedings in court – he was found guilty.

      Subsequently, his brother – now deceased – has confessed to the crime and exonerated Felix. Florida however, will not accept the jailhouse confession, nor has his sister, Tina, been willing to come forward. Felix is looking at a minimum of 10 more years, before he will even be eligible for parole.

      Below are the results of typing “Felix” into our search bar. You could also type “Felix Garcia”, “Pat Bliss”, “Pam Bondi” or “James Ridgeway.” Each term would yield results. We have been covering this story, and working to gain Felix his freedom for over a year now. Ms. Bliss, a paralegal involved in wrongful incarceration cases, has been working on it for over 10.

      https://deafinprison.wordpress.com/?s=felix

      Alternatively, you could go to the petition site, here:
      http://www.thepetitionsite.com/453/783/026/felix-garcia-should-be-granted-a-full-pardon/

      Once you get there, click on the tab that says “petition” and you’ll be able to read all about the case. And while you’re there, maybe you’ll be moved to sign. I certainly hope so. Felix needs – and deserves – all the help and support he can get.

      Again, thank you for your interest.

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