We urge President Obama to support a moratorium on executions in the United States in order to protect innocent people from being executed. We all recently learned that a person Texas executed in 2004 was innocent. Todd Willingham was an innocent person killed by Texas. Now, Texas Governor Rick Perry is trying to cover up the fact that an innocent person was executed.
We urge President Obama to initiate an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice into the execution of Todd Willingham and the role of Rick Perry in attempting to cover up the execution to benefit Perry's own re-election.