International Human Rights Activist to "Walk 4 Life" to Abolish the Death
Penalty From Trenton New Jersey to Texas Andre Latallade, also known
as Capital-"X" will walk from Trenton New Jersey, approximately 1,700
miles to the Governors mansion in Texas in an attempt to bring awareness
to the death penalty. The death penalty has recently been abolished in New
Jersey, and Texas is known as "the busiest killing state." He is trying to
"build a bridge between the two groups of victims, the executed, and their
families and the victims and families of violent crimes."
Andre says "separated we call for life or death, I say we unite and call
for solutions." He asks that life without parole be called for as opposed
to the death sentence. Currently all executions are "on hold" while the
Supreme Court rules whether lethal injection is cruel and unusual.
The walk will begin on March 31, 2008 approximately 5PM. Latallade
estimates it will take around 54 days walking 8 hours a day minimum, about
3.5 mph. He will take one break for 3 days about one-third of the way to
participate in the Hip Hop Association's HHEAL Festival in the Bronx, New
York. Latallade is a hip hop artist himself and is known by the name of
Capital-"X" on stage. Andre has created a video about his "Walk 4 Life."
Andre will walk through 10 of the 12 highest executing states.
Latallade said "I think it can bring unity. Unite everybody that is
fighting injustice, and keep that unity till the end. Can we make this big
enough to apply international pressure on the USA?" He says "I have Italy
behind me as well as London organizations, France, Denmark and Croatia. I
am reaching out to Puerto Rico." Various non profit organizations, human
rights groups, and other abolitionists support Andre on his "Walk 4 Life."
Capital-"X" will try to raise funds to educate people on the death
penalty, and monies raised from this event will be donated to murder
victim's families and abolitionist groups. Anyone interested in supporting
"X" and uniting in this cause to Stop Capital Punishment, can email Andre
at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations much appreciated.
Source: Personal email to me from Capital-"X"