STATEMENT FROM THE FRIENDS OF RANDY HALPRIN, 5TH OCTOBER 2019
On Friday 4th October we received the good news from Randy's attorneys that the CCA had granted a Stay of Execution. The friends and loved ones of Randy Halprin wish to sincerely thank everyone who raised their voices, and supported our fight against a death sentence handed down without the benefit of a fair and unbiased trial. We hope that Randy's case will bring light to other cases where anti-Semitism, bigotry, and racism have been the deciding factors in determining someone's fate.
We still have some way to go in our overall fight for real justice in Randy's case...For now, we are extremely grateful for the outpouring of support, the help of those who fight for death row inmates, and the kindness of strangers who have stood up, seen the real facts, and understood how important it is for all of us to have faith and confidence in the justice system.
Of course none of this would have been possible if it weren't for the hard work, dedication, and diligence of Randy's attorneys - they are true warriors for justice!
Our heartfelt thanks go to each and every one of you!
The friends of Randy E. Halprin
We welcome you to this site with open arms!
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.
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. By now, you will all be aware that Randy has received a Stay of Execution (see Statement above) and we are now entering a new phase in our fight.
We will update on developments in Randy's case under the 'Campaign' tab, and we will post as much information as we can as things progress. You can also read an 'Outline' and other important aspects of Randy's case, under the 'Randy's Case' tab.
As well as fighting for Randy's life, the purpose of our work on 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. There is a wealth of information on this website relating to Randy, his life, and his case; 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.
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, we have posted a list of links to various organisations with whom you can get involved, and lend your support. You can find this list under the 'News' tab.
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?"
Please come back and visit for more updates/developments in Randy's case or get in touch with us via Twitter @Of_RandyHalprin, @AleArt18 or @SAVERANDYHALPR1, or at the email address email@example.com.
We thank you for taking the time to read about Randy.