An Open Letter to Governor Abbott from Rose Colombo, Consumer Advocate for Justice re: Melissa Lucio! A Matter of Life and Death

Rose Colombo (c) April 24, 2022 – Founder of “Women Fight Back” for Justice and author of the world popular self-help book, “Fight Back Legal Abuse” pub. 2010. Consulted with victims around the nation providing support on becoming survivors since 1989. All rights to this article are those of the writer. You may share and hope you do, but not alter.

Lady Justice Demands Justice Beyond a reasonable shadow of a doubt

Dear Governor Abbott,

ABOUT ROSE COLOMBO’ ADVOCACY HELPING VICTIMS BECOME SURVIVORS: 1989-PRESENT

Subject: Melissa Lucio Sentenced to Death vs. Mercy and an Appeal

GOVERNOR GEORGE W. BUSH DENIES A STAY AND APPEAL

On or about 1991, I called the Office of Governor George W. Bush, and I, Rose Colombo, was able to get directly through to Governor Bush’s secretary who was extremely welcoming to my plea for a stay and an appeal for Troy Davis, a Black Man, who always stated he was innocent, but executed nonetheless. At the time of my request, time was of the essence. I asked if she would write down my plea on behalf of my grassroots movement members and myself who oppose the execution and support an appeal and a new trial. She promised me that my message would get to Governor Bush and said she wrote it down word-for-word and thanked me for being concerned about this serious matter. In fact, I turned my first-hand experiences and those of our members, who experienced injustices by the legal system, into a cable TV Show and am-FM radio show and today, I continue to share information on my Colombo Chronicles podcast because as I stated in my self-help award-winning book, “Fight Back Legal Abuse,” without justice, we have nothing but an open door to injustice.” Every human being deserves to live until there is no reasonable doubt that this person committed the crime.

TROY DAVIS was the wrongfully accused in my opinion and that of my former members of “Women Fight Back. The Secretary said that she would make sure my message was shared with Governor Bush and that she wrote it down just as I stated it. This is the article:

After a hearing on September 19, 2011, the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parolees denied clemency to Troy Davis, despite presentation of testimony casting doubt on his guilt. Brian Kammer, one of Davis’ attorneys, said, “I am utterly shocked and disappointed at the failure of our justice system at all levels to correct a miscarriage of justice.” Davis’s claims of innocence received international attention and calls for clemency were made by Pope Benedict XVI, former President Jimmy Carter, former FBI Director William Sessions, and former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Norman Fletcher and others (I will add, Rose Colombo’s org. “Women Fight Back).

Doubts about Davis’ guilt (a Black American male) were raised when some prosecution witnesses changed their stories after giving testimony against Davis, including accusations pointing to another suspect as the murderer of a police officer in Savannah. The Board heard testimony from a juror in Davis’s original trial who now says she has too much doubt about his guilt and would change her verdict. (I recall reading that one of the the witnessed who recanted her testimony at the time said she wasn’t sure if Davis was the suspect she identified, but said that she felt pressured by the prosecutors to identify Troy Davis, but of course, no one can know if that was true or not, right?)

They also heard from a witness who originally testified against Davis, but has since recanted her testimony and heard from Davis’ family. The Board had held two previous clemency hearings for Davis, but the makeup of the Board had changed since he was denied clemency in 2008 and new testimony had been given at a federal court hearing in 2010. Nonetheless, Davis was executed late the night of September 21, 2011. Governor George W. Bush did not grant a stay for an appeal at the time he was in office. The U.S. Supreme Court delayed the execution to consider final appeals, but then denied a stay, which in my opinion makes the legal system’s view of the sanctity of life and innocent insignificant when there is a reason beyond a reasonable shadow of doubt in a trial. In Texas, there articles pointing out the huge discrepancy of whites vs. Blacks who were sentenced to death during the 80s and 90s.

MELISSA LUCIO, 52 – SENTENCED TO DEATH

HOUSTON (AP) — Nearly half of the jurors who sentenced a Texas woman to die for the 2007 death of one of her 14 children have called for her upcoming execution to be halted and for Melissa Lucio to be granted a new trial.

Melissa Lucio, 52, is set to be executed Wednesday for the death of her 2-year-old daughter Mariah in Harlingen, a city of about 75,000 in Texas’ southern tip.

Her lawyers say new evidence shows that Mariah’s injuries, including a blow to the head, were caused by a fall down a steep staircase, and many lawmakers and celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, an advocate for criminal justice reform, and Amanda Knox — an American who was convicted of murdering a British student in Italy and whose conviction was overturned — have rallied to Lucio’s cause. Prosecutors, though, maintain that the girl was the victim of child abuse.

Colombo asks, “What about O.J. Simpson?” He is a Black man who had fame and fortune and could afford to buy justice or as some see it, an injustice ignored. In fact, as the Founder and President of “Women Fight Back,” I was asked to help Judge Nancy Wieben Stock, after the Left left led by Tammy Bruce seeking a recall from the Bench caused me to help save the judge from being removed from the Bench. I was asked to join her committee and I did. We succeeded because I knew Judge Wieben Stock was a mom and she also defended women and wrote against gender bias. And, I was invited to be on a panel on Channel 13 during the O.J. trial and to everyone’s surprise, I was defending a female Judge, because I believe that titles don’t matter, because anyone can become a victim of injustices. In fact, I am a victim of injustices and hit the law books and took classes on the law and became a survivor so I could help other victims become survivors because there was no where to go for moral support or guidance and the victims are ignored by the legal and medical profession who most end up suffering from PTSD after their court experiences and find themselves dismissed by media and family and friends as if they were to blame for the circumstances forced upon them They feel alone and isolated.

After all, people will say to the victims, “What did you do to make the judge mad?” I am a doer, not a complainer! We need more positive patriots to stand up and fight back against injustices and legal abuses in a civilized way and by remaining united, not divided. Justice is everything for without justice, anyone can go to their death never experiencing justice and “due process of law” that allows an American to appear in court when there is new evidence and not a shadow of a doubt.

The Conscience of Men and Women vs. Justice for All! Will Melissa Lucio get mercy and justice in Texas?

Thank You for your time and consideration in reading this urgent letter on behalf of myself and millions of Americans who have experienced injustices by the legal system and falsely accused of crimes even if 100% innocent of the allegations as well as been thrust into experiencing Kangaroo courts. The cost of litigation is only for the rich who can hire high powered lawyers to keep their clients from going to jail or to their death, even if they committed treason or are committing genocide for-profit under the guise of health care. It was a 3-tier justice system in the past, but it became a 2-tier justice system in 1984 when the corruption began to rear its ugly head. Innocent people found out that they couldn’t afford to buy justice. And, even if wealthy, you can still end up walking in court wealthy and end up walking out poor or sentenced to death. You don’t have to do anything wrong, just be accused by anyone and this has happened far too many times.

Respectfully Submitted,

Rose Colombo, Consumer

Advocate for Justice, author of “Fight Back Legal Abuse” and her latest political satire, launched April 2022, “OBAMASAURUS” on how humanity can be easily tricked in a web of unseen deceptions for personal, political and economic gain. Producer and Host of Colombo Chronicles Podcast and adding her former show, The Justice Club focusing on justice vs. injustice.

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