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Stop The Execution of Michael Jeffrey Land, a mentally retarded man in Alabama!

Michael Jeffrey Land was convicted in the May 1992 killing of 30-year-old Candace Brown. Hikers found her body in an abandoned limestone quarry on Birmingham's Ruffner Mountain. The state's high court said that it has scheduled the execution of Michael Jeffrey Land for Aug. 12. While we can not excuse or forget the crime that Michael committed nor can we forget the victims family in this case, we do feel that by executing Michael will not make the world safer, it will not ease the pain of the victims family. It will only create more victims. Please sign and show you are human. Please sign this petition. Michael has an IQ which is lower than the level which is required for execution in the USA. We can help stop this from happening. Michael Land has an IQ of less than 70 and was classified as mentally retarded. In general an inmate who is to be executed must have an IQ at a level 70 or higher. Michael has been assessed as having an IQ of less than 70 which is critically borderline.

The death penalty is inhumane and cruel, but especially for those who are borderline mentally retarded or mentally ill. That is simply unjust, uncivilized and immoral. Please commute this death sentence and spare Michael Land execution.

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I also urge you to contact Alabama governor Bob Riley through this email form to express your concerns about executing this mentally impaired man:



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