Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Dershowitz to address prayer service

Dershowitz to address prayer service
Alan Dershowitz will attend and address a mass prayer ceremony for death row inmate Martin Grossman whose execution is scheduled for 6pm, today. Dershowitz, the 70-year-old word renowned professor of law, humanitarian, civil-rights activist and strong supporter of Israel's right to exist and defend itself, has expressed his displeasure at the state's decision to execute Grossman.
Chabad Info and Matzav
2 Adar 5770 (16.02.2010)
The public is invited to a prayer gathering at 11 a.m. today in Surfside, Miami Beach, in opposition to scheduled execution of Florida Death Row inmate Martin Grossman. Attorney and Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz is the keynote speaker. The event will be held at The Shul of Bal Harbour synagogue, located at 9540 Collins Avenue. Dershowitz has explained his opposition to the immediate execution because it was Grossman's sole offense and he has since been reported to have changed. Moreover, his actions then were a result of his mental state, perhaps also the influence of substance abuse. Therefore, he asserts, Grossman should be given time to prove his case and perhaps not be executed altogether.

Grossman’s execution is scheduled for 6 p.m. today.

Leading Jewish organizations are calling upon Florida Gov. Charlie Crist to delay for 60 days the death warrant he signed for Grossman so his supporters can marshal existing evidence and present his case for clemency.

The prayer gathering is part of an extensive effort that to date has garnered more than 25,000 signatures in opposition to Grossman’s execution.

To learn more and sign the petition, visit www.thepetitionsite.com/2/save-martin-grossman.

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