Justice For James
Justice For James
Why this petition matters
James Broadnax has been on Texas Death Row for the past ten years for a crime he was convicted on due to racist tactics from the State. We are coming together to ask for your help to get James a retrial so he can receive the justice he deserves. It's important to understand some things from James' case. Firstly, there was no physical evidence produced in the trial. James tested negative TWICE on DNA analysis and gunpowder residue. The only "evidence" was a video interview filmed of James when he had first been arrested. At that time he was on suicide watch due him experiencing hallucinations. He was removed from the suicide watch cell and filmed in a state of vulnerability and a lack of sound mind. This was the only evidence used to convict James of the crime. You might be wondering how they managed to put someone on death row with no factual evidence? Well, the answer is racism.
Since James' trial information has come to light that displays the state's prosecution used racial juror selection to ensure James was given the worst punishment possible, death. Documents have now been found that show that the prosecution removed all people of colour from the jury, leaving only white people to make the decision of a black mans life. We know these tactics were used maliciously because jurors of colour were striked for the same reasons that white jurors were selected. James was not given a fair trial, the state's prosecution did everything they could to prevent him from being allowed the same treatment as a white man.
Now we are presenting a petition to the Supreme Court, hoping that they will accept James' case and give him a retrial, with a fair selection of jury and removal of the interview conducted when James was mentally unable to give informed answers to the questions.
Please sign this petition to help get James the trial he deserves and to take a step in the right direction of equality within the justice system. A human being's life is on the line. If you can please donate to the cause to help James with his legal battle. If you cannot donate, please sign and share wherever you can. All help is appreciated. Please visit James' website to seek more information about the case, find out how you can get in direct contact with James and see how you can help us to raise money and awareness of this injustice.