Lest We Forget

Julius Jones

The state of Oklahoma is about to execute an innocent man.

On July 31, 1999, 18-year-old Juilius Jones was arrested for killing a white man in Edmond, Oklahoma. The only witness of the crime, the victim's sister, described the man who shot her brother as a young black man wearing a red bandanna. The description did not match Julius.

Juilus' case and trial had been full of inconsistencies. Julius was portrayed as the stereotypical black male endangering the safety of a white neighborhood. He was convicted although he had an alibi for the time when the murder happened.

Julius Jones was set up by the co-defendant Chris Jordan, who was told by police that he would get away with 30 years in prison instead of death penalty if he testified against Julius. Which Jordan did.

Julius Jones has been on death row in Oklahoma for 18 years and is being held in solitary confinement. He maintains his innocence.

I urge everyone who reads this to watch the documentary of Julius' case and sign the petition. Julius was set up. Oklahoma is about to execute an innocent man.