Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Robert Stockton Green Was Elected NJ's Governor...

...six days before James Titus was sentenced to die.

Don't believe me? Read all about it.

He was on the committee of pardons1 that reduced his sentence in March, too!
This is fascinating stuff. It really is.

1Sullivan 114

Free James Titus Has a Facebook Fan Page

Previously all we had was a Facebook Group!

Wouldn't it be nice if this page got more fans than the Draft Betty White phenomenon?

Good Question

"Is it reasonable to suppose that an intelligent and hitherto law-abiding man with an unblemished record, highly regarded in his community, completely trusted by his employer, a man without even a single complaint against him in 11 years of employment around female students and staff, can become a reckless, murderous rapist wihtout warning, virtually overnight?"
Denis Sullivan, In Defence of Her Honor: The Tillie Smith Murder Case. Page 125

Susan Meyer Wants to Clear Something Up

Greetings Friends:

Susan Meyer, the Governor's Counsel's Official in charge of Executive Clemency told me that they don't have a "No Posthumous Pardons" policy in Trenton. She made it clear to me that they just don't have a policy for Posthumous Pardons yet. It has never been done before. No one has ever applied for a posthumous pardon, so they have to develop a way to do it.

I hope that is clear. She has been extremely helpful, and nice and generous with her time.

With the new governor in office, they haven't gotten around to it yet. She asked me (and all of you) to be patient.

I don't want anyone to think that I have hostile feelings for her because they don't give out posthumous pardons.

Don't get me wrong, I still want people to write to the Governor to tell him why he should develop a policy to give James Titus a posthumous pardon. I jus tdon't want people to call them up and be unnecessarily difficult. They're adults, they can take it with a grain of salt, but they don't deserve it.

Thanks everyone.

Erik B. Anderson
Independence Township, New Jersey
Established 1782

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

It's Up To You Now

Okay, folks, I have sent in the Application for Executive Clemency. I followed Susan Meyer's instructions. She is the director of the Executive Clemency Division in the Governor's Counsel's Office. When I called Carinne Rivers, the director of the Executive Clemency Division at the State Parole Board, she said she wanted to send them back to me because the policy of "no posthumous pardons" is still in effect.

Luckily, I was able to reach Susan Meyer, who instructed Ms. Rivers to keep the application on file until the policy can be changed at a later date.

So now all we need to do is change the policy!

Easier said than done, right?

That is why we need you. Please, call the Governor's office - 609-292-6000 - ask Susan Meyer to change the policy. New Jersey should grant pardons to anyone, whether they are living or dead, if there is evidence of innocence, or reasonable doubt or unfair prosecution or any other legitimate reason for a pardon.

That is how offices like that work. They need feedback from the public showing support for any action they want to take.

Do some research on your own. Tell them why they should Free James Titus!

Encourage others to do the same. Please.

Promote the Free James Titus Movement on Delicious, or StumbleUpon or Digg. Write a letter to the editor. Post flyers in every Quick Chek in the state! Do something.

It's up to you.

Warm Regards,

Erik B. Anderson
Independence Township, New Jersey
Established 1782