Dear Members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles,
The execution of Danny Bible, inmate #999455, is scheduled to occur on June 27 , 2018. I am writing as a resident of Texas because I am against executing Mr. Bible and feel that it is cruel and unnecessary given his current physical state. I hope that the Board Members will consider recommending a stay of execution for Mr. Bible to Governor Abbott and a commutation of his sentence to Life Without Parole.
In his appeals, Bible contended that his lawyers failed to represent him properly by not objecting to some of the prosecutorial tactics during his capital murder trial.
He also states that he is disabled and in permanent pain after the prison van carrying him to death row in 2003 crashed, killing a corrections officer. Bible is not a danger to anyone. He cannot get out of a wheelchair by himself. He cannot even lift his arms, much less cause harm to anyone.
I respectfully and urgently ask you to stop this execution.The Death Penalty is a cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment. It must be seen as perpetuating a cycle of violence and promoting a sense of vengeance. The death penalty offers the tragic illusion that we can defend life by taking life. Public support for the death penalty does not necessarily mean that taking away the life of a human being by the state is right. It is the job of leading figures and politicians to underline the incompatibility of capital punishment with human rights and human dignity.
I ask you to support the commutation of the death sentence of Danny Bible.
Thank you for your time and consideration of this matter,