“It is safe to say that this case presents almost every component of what is wrong with the application of the death penalty in America today-frightening due process issues of every imaginable type, many of which concern very credible allegation of both police and prosecutor negligence and misconduct that have never been refuted adequately; woefully inadequate legal representation; the undeniable existence of the type of pernicious and deadly racism that still poisons our criminal justice system; and finally, the complete breakdown of the Byzantine review process that occurs all to often in case of this type.”

In December 2015, Attorney Sam D. Millsap wrote a letter to Governor Jerry Brown in support of Kevin Cooper’s innocence.

Read the full letter:

2015-12-09 Letter from Sam D. Millsap, Jr