Friday, October 24, 2014

40 Days to Justice + Condemned Film Release

   40 Days to Justice…
Today, Friday, October 24, marks just 40 days until Keith LaMar’s oral argument, Keith's Final Appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals, in Cincinnati. We’d like to invite those of you inclined toward prayer/positive thinking to participate in a daily reflection as we count down toward December 2nd. Each day, a specific area on which to focus your meditations will be posted on the Facebook page “Justice for Keith LaMar.” Please go to Facebook and “Like” his page and find each daily post there. We hope to raise our collective cries on Keith’s behalf, and on behalf of a broken justice system in the United States, with the belief that when many gather together, we will receive a response. Please invite others you know who might also lend their voices to 40 Days to Justice… If you would like to be emailed the daily reflection, please respond to this email to be added.
Day 40: We focus on physical strength for Keith, that ailment would leave his body, that strength and vitality would be restored. Let him feel himself again so that he can focus on the things that matter most in these critical days ahead.
Potter Steward U.S. Courthouse
100 East Fifth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Barbara Wolf (filmmaker), Carolyn Daly LaMar, and Lorry Swain (writer, producer)
  Keith LaMar, Condemned Documentary Film Just Released!
We are profoundly grateful to Scioto Peace and Justice, a chapter of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, for producing Keith LaMar, Condemned. We also thank those who donated to help make the project possible. The film is a compelling 36-minute documentary that focuses on Keith LaMar, who was convicted and sentenced to die in the aftermath of the 1993 Lucasville Prison Uprising. It looks at the root causes of the prison uprising, validates allegations that Keith was railroaded into a death penalty case for something he did not do, and points to the prosecutors’ misconduct as being a central fact in many of the trials related to the Lucasville prison rebellion.
Keith LaMar’s death penalty case is now at the final appeal stage with oral arguments to be heard in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on December 2, 2014. This is the last stage before the State moves ahead with its plans to execute him, unless he receives a favorable ruling. Keith hopes that those who plan to attend the oral argument will come as informed about his case as possible. Please try to attend one of the screenings in the upcoming weeks.
Screenings (thus far) include:

  • Friday, October 24 @ 5 p.m., West Portsmouth Community of Christ, 2235 Russell Avenue, West Portsmouth, Ohio, (606) 932-2383
  • FridayNovember 14 @ 7 p.m., Cleveland State University, Black Studies Department, Main Classroom Building, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, (440) 506-1104
  • FridayNovember 21 @ 7p.m., Freedom Hub, Summit on 16th , 82 E 16th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio, (614) 622-8617

More dates/places to be confirmed and announced!
To host your own group screening of the documentary and schedule a call-in from Keith LaMar, please contact lorryswain@yahoo.com / (606) 932-2383 or info@keithlamar.org / (330) 402-0848. We will provide you with event posters (see attached).


4. T-Shirts are Done!
If you would like to order a T-shirt, please contact info@keithlamar.org. The cost is $12 (+S/H) for sizes S-M-L-XL, and $15 for 2XL-3XL. Sales will help fund transportation for those who need a ride to the oral arguments in Cincinnati.
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5. Spread the Word!
Facebook: Please go onto Facebook and like "Justice for Keith LaMar” and share the film screening event posters!
Tweet: #40daystojustice #justiceforkeithlamar #freekeithlamar 
Email: Attached you will find a descriptive blurb of the documentary to share with your contacts. 

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