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Dear SF District Attorney Kamala Harris, We instantly urge you to spare Lashaun Harris\' life ! African American Sister Lashaun Harris suffered from schizophrenia ...And threw her babies in SF Bay on 10-19-05. Her tragic gesture is sadly the typical outcome of poor mental health management and the failure of Children Protective Services to maintain comprehensive, early intervention services provision that would effectively protect Poor Children of Color with Parents suffering from mental illness, and enable them to remain safely within their extended family nest, in accordance with the healthy tradition that prevails in Families of Color An overwhelming number of death row female inmates, nationwide, are battered women or women with serious chronic mental health issues, killing their partner or children in a moment of desperate insanity. Lashaun\'s tragic action is unmistakably the epitome of such psychological makeup. Due to her long standing history of schizophrenia, Lashaun should be immediately transfered to an acute mental health facility, and does not belong behind bars or on the racist death row... The death penalty has not been enforced in San Francisco since its reinstatement in Callifornia in 1978. In spite of overwhelming pressure from the POA in February 2004, you courageously stood your grounds and refused to recommend the death penalty for African American David Hill, alleged killer of Officer Isaac Espinoza. Why did you refuse to seek the death penalty on David Hill who was sane at the time he reportedly committed murder, but seek the death penalty for LaShaun Harris, a mentally ill woman who sad to say, killed her offspring The horrifying news of Lashaun\'s babies fate has spread world wide, from Russia to Japan, Danemark, Germany, Cuba... as archived on SaveLashaun Website set up by Idriss Stelley Foundation Kamala, the world is watching you ! Sending a chronically, severely mentally ill young Black mother to death row would be an abomination! Please, do the right thing !


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Links Join our struggle to ensure comprehensive, early intervention care for Poor, mentally ill Mothers of Color ! Challenge SF District Attorney Kamala Harris and demand that Lashaun will not be sentenced to be on the racist Death Row ! Send a message of Love and Support to Lashaun\'s courageous family !
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