Houston Independent Media Center
Hasan Shakur’s Last Words Were of the Struggle
by Walidah Imarisha Sunday, Sep. 03, 2006 at 11:18 PM
Another name sadly has to be added to the litany of conscious prisoners sent to their death by this government. In the tradition of Shaka Sankofa, Tookie Williams and many others, Hasan Shakur was murdered by the state of Texas Aug. 31, and pronounced dead at 6:18 p.m. The execution came less than an hour after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected three appeals and requests for reprieves, based on affidavits stating evidence that Shakur’s co-defendant Jermain Herron was the one to commit the actual murder, and an affidavit detailing jury misconduct during his original trial. Read More....