Cruel and Unusual: After 18 Years, Must Ramsey Muniz also Die in Prison?

An email from Ramsey and Irma Muniz:

Dear Friends:

Ramsey was sentenced to a death sentence but it is called “life sentence without parole.” Legally, he received a death sentence. The only way that he will ever be released from the prisons is in a coffin.

The freedom that we seek from the Federal Bureau of Prisons should be immediately granted, because Ramsey has been wrongfully imprisoned and then given a sentence — life without parole.

Through Ramsey’s incarceration for the last 18 years, the US government has violated the 8th Amendment (cruel and unusual punishment), 5th Amendment (due process of the law), and 14th Amendment (equal protection under the law).

They have already taken 18 years of Ramsey’s life, which will never be returned or replaced in his heart and soul. Many are in total amazement that he has not lost his mind and sanity. They wonder how it is that in spite of his cruel confinement, he continues to be the man that he is, refusing to give up his struggle for freedom.

We ask how much more must Ramsey continue to suffer! There was no violence involved in his case. There were no weapons involved. There is a strong issue of innocence, yet he faces life a death sentence everyday of his life.

We ask where there is justice in his life. Where is the justice that America speaks about? Where there justice for his family that continues to suffer as he does?

We demand justice not tomorrow, not next week, nor next month, but now. We demand freedom now! We ask God to give us the will power and the assistance of humanity in seeking freedom and justice now!

Thank you for anything that you can do to help. Next week we will launch a letter writing campaign that will go through December 13, 2012 – Ramsey’s birthday. Details will be provided!

Please prepare for this by researching the name and address of your senator and congressman. Keep the addresses written so that you can locate them easily. Our senators and congressmen will hear from us regularly, and we will all send our letters at the same time – on or before December 13th of each month!

With love,
Ramsey & Irma Muniz

Ramsey Muniz: Tears for an Execution

As I communicate with you it is very difficult to hold back my tears. They just announced on CNN that Troy Davis will be executed. I will begin my fasting this very minute and I will be outside all day and in the evening praying for his soul asking that he continue to be strong and never ever give up his hope and love for justice and God.

I know that deep in my heart there are messages from God even in the taking of Troy, who will be in heaven seeking the means of providing justice and love to those who find themselves imprisoned as long as we have.

There was a profound reason for all the powerful spiritual dreams that I had last night and the presence of heavenly spirits who
embraced me various times, as if they knew that I would feel the pain and suffering of Troy Davis, his family, and those who are close to his heart.

I know that the spirits will be with me and they will give me such strength and will to exist that I will even become a most profound individual like never before in my entire life. Yes, my heart is broken because I have felt this pain and suffering that Mr. Davis has endured.

In reality, a death sentence is actually one in which everyday one does not know if he will ever be free to live and love like the rest of humanity on this earth. What an injustice against one’s life and heart!

I thank God for the tears and feelings that come from my heart, because this only indicates that they have not taken the most precious gifts of all, which are love and freedom. Those are the words of my father and they shall live with me forever.

Pray for the soul of Troy Davis and that one day justice will eventually come into the hearts of America. Please be in prayer with me.


Ramsey Muniz: El Diez y Seis de Septiembre

Many of our forefathers sacrificed their lives for our sake. Knowing this, we remember el diez y seis de septiembre. It was told that on the morning of September 16th, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang church bells and called the indigenous Mexicanos of Dolores — a small town near Guanajuato, to proclaim Mexico’s independence from Spain. The “Grito de Dolores” or the cry from the small town of Dolores, initiated the the Mexican War of Independence.

Within a month, Hidalgo’s hordes swell to 100,000 – the largest army raised in Mexico since the Aztecs. They won their independence from the Spaniards against all odds!

We who sacrifice remember our forefathers reverently. We do not accept oppression. We do not accept negativity about ourselves. We do not listen to politicians who speak ill of our people and rich ancestry for the sake of votes.

El diez y seis de septiembre is a great part of history in which everyone should take pride, for we all pursue freedom, justice, and love. Feliz diez y seis de septiembre!

Ramsey – Tezcatlipoca
National Committee to Free Ramsey Muñiz
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