It has been extremely cool to watch the preparations commencing for SPM's 'Day of Unity', and the release of The S.O.N. Dope House hosted a preliminary meeting on 8/24, and it looks like it went very well. There is video of some volunteers handing out flyers here.
I want to tell those of you who have just found the blog, and remind those of you who have been around awhile, that by advocating justice for Carlos Coy we are speaking out for the rights of every citizen. No matter your position on his guilt or innocence, a cursory examination of Coy's trial reveals disquieting truths about his case, and Harris County's justice system in general.
A few examples include how testimony changed during the trial itself in SPM Responds 8 ...testimony about the family of the accuser that never did make it's way into the criminal trial, but was laid out at the civil trial in SPM Responds 12 ...and questions about whether or not Coy was even physically capable of committing act he was convicted for in The Neverending Letter part 2
I believe that Coy is innocent, but I freely admit that I can't prove it.What can be proven, and one day, God willing, will be proven, is that his trial was not just. If the verdict is allowed to stand in this case, or in the many like it all over Texas, we're accepting that injustice is acceptable, as long as it gives us the illusion of safety. Please, add your voice to those already committed to saying no.