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We would like to make it clear from the outset that Randy does NOT have access to the internet, or to a computer. This is NOT a fan site, or a forum in which to ask for legal or financial support, and all decisions and posts regarding this site are made solely by Randy's close friends and supporters.
UPDATE ON RANDY'S CASE: On Thursday 5th September, Randy's lawyers filed a friend-of-the court brief signed by over 100 Jewish attorneys in Texas, The American Jewish Committee, and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. You can read the brief here:
Both Briefs filed are very positive, and we are so grateful to all concerned in putting this together. We are hopeful that Randy will receive a new and fair trial to correct the errors of his original trial.
As all of our regular visitors will already know, in early July, Randy was issued an execution date of 10th October (see our Statement below). We have since stepped up the fight for Randy's life and we hope you will join in and help us with our campaign to save him. We have an active presence on social media, with Twitter being our main focus, and you can find us there: @Of_RandyHalprin and @SAVERANDYHALPR1.
Please visit our 'Campaign' tab where we will keep you up to date with the latest developments in Randy's case, and what we are doing to fight. You will also find a sample letter for clemency which you can copy and use to forward to Governor Abbott, requesting he commute Randy's sentence to life, and an online Petition which we hope you will sign. Please come back and visit regularly, or get in touch with us via Twitter or on the email address email@example.com.
Over the 16 years Randy has been on death row, many people have visited his website to keep up with his life and how his appeals are progressing. We realise that since his execution date was issued, we now have many, many more visitors to the site and we would like to welcome all of you, and thank you for your support. Please read on to learn more about this site and what we do here...
The purpose of this site is to bring your attention to Randy's life, as we believe that he deserves another chance. The facts in Randy's case fully support our belief that he is NOT a killer, and should NOT be executed. In reading about his life as it is now - through his own personal writings - we hope you will come to the same conclusion and share his story with other people.
We realise that some of you will enter Randy's world cynically, and perhaps even condemningly...However, what you will read on this website is a true reflection of the person Randy is today. Reading through his journals and memoirs will show the reader that Randy is not only aware of the mistakes he has made in his life, but that he also takes responsibility for those mistakes - it would be very difficult to fake the type of growth we have seen blossom in Randy, over the last decade or so of his writings.
Those of you who sincerely wish to learn about Randy will see that he is both worthy and deserving of mercy. A justice system based on vengeance, and a society without forgiveness and reconciliation, is not the way forward. Compassion and kindness exist on death row, and these men and women are capable of redemption...No one is ever truly 'lost'.
We ultimately hope that you will leave this site with a clearer understanding of the death penalty and how it's applied. For further information on the death penalty, we have posted a list of links to various organisations with whom you can get involved, and lend your support.
As you delve further into this website, please ask yourselves the following question..."Are any of us exactly the same person we were 20 years ago?"
We thank you for taking the time to read about Randy, and we hope you will consider joining our campaign to save his life.
The friends and supporters of Randy E. Halprin
STATEMENT FROM THE FRIENDS OF RANDY HALPRIN
On 8th July, 2019, we had news that an execution date of 10th October has been scheduled for Randy. This news comes with the knowledge that there are pending and unresolved issues in the Courts that Randy's lawyers are working very hard to bring to fruition. We have every reason to hope that his date will be stayed, and that Randy will receive the due process he deserves, in accordance with his Constitutional rights. Randy has a team of excellent and dedicated lawyers who are working very hard to save him, and we are behind them in everything they do.
Details of the misconduct of Judge Vickers Cunningham was filed in Randy's Petition for Habeus Corpus, on 17th May, 2019. You can read that filing here:
The evidence contained in this filing supports the fact that Randy should be given a new trial. Since this filing was made the state of Texas has tried to dismiss the misconduct and bigotry of Judge Cunningham, and have hastily pursued this execution date for Randy even with the ongoing unresolved issues.
Recently, the Anti Defamation League filed a brief in Randy's case which provides a history of anti-Semitism, and explains why terminology such as "the f*****' Jew" and "g*******d k**e" are so offensive and cannot be tolerated in any society.
We will post further news as and when we receive it, and in the meantime, Randy, and all of his friends and supporters would like to thank everyone for their kindness, prayers, and support...It means a lot to all of us.