We are grateful to announce that the Huntsville Madison Co branch of the AL State Conference of the NAACP will be holding a vigil tonight on the west side of the Madison Co Court House at 6:30 p.m. to ask for justice for Derrick Mason.
It was at this court house that Derrick Mason was given a death sentence. He was represented, to quote Judge Little, the presiding judge, by 2 attorneys who had absolutely no experience in capital litigation before the trial. Of himself Judge Little courageously wrote to Governo Bentley, I know that if the Mason case had been tried by me at a later date, with more experience and exposure to capital cases, a different decision would have been made in sentencing. I would have imposed LIFE, WITHOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF PAROLE.
Huntsville friends, please support this vigil in support of justice for Derrick Mason, and thank you to my NAACP family!