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Posted in Uncategorized on September 26, 2009 by tamouzmedia3

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Texas Death Row

September 16th, 2009   3:27am

Welcome to my nightmare

Tales from a dead man

The day begins, I hear the chow cart being pulled onto the pod, the smell of death is in the air, and it’s not all due to the food about to be fed to us, it’s Execution Day in Texas again, another friend is about to be taken from this place. I know he is awoke in his death watch cell, what’s going thru his mind? How is he spending his last day? His last morning alive? Is he writing a few final letters? Is he praying? Or perhaps he’s waiting to watch his final sunrise? Texas has some beautiful sunrises, but to be on Texas Death Row on your last day, what really goes thru ones’ mind?

Whew Wee!

We have four Texecutions set for September and the one who is set to go today is the only one who I can honestly says is ready.  He wrote the Judge a while back while he was on this pod I’m on and asked why are you just sitting on my case, set me a date! He has grown tired of this madness too! I saw this friend two days ago at visit. Steve Moody is his name and he saluted me and smiled and gave the thumbs up, a man who face reality extremely well. I admire that. Watching his loved ones come and go from his visit stall was touching. They all had huge smiles on their faces as they left. At peace because Steve’s happy go lucky attitude.

Steve Moody you’ll be missed and never forgotten.

True American

Mark Anthony Stroman 2009

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Death Blog

Posted in Uncategorized on September 26, 2009 by tamouzmedia3

Mark 911 2

Texas Death Row

September 9th, 2009  2:50am

Welcome to my nightmare ~ tales from a dead man!

The day has once again started out with the normal madness and confusion, yelling, screaming, slamming of steel doors that vibrate sounds deep within. We also have the added riot team, on the next section over, gassing “Lizard”. One of the Texas Seven members, the prison escapees of long ago. The riot team is standing at his cell, ready while the power hungry sergeant in full gas mask and gear continues to blast the gas into the small cell which Lizard lives in I’ve counted five ten second bursts of this gas, at any moment this 9 man riot team (young kids) will enter this man’s cell, which is pitch black and full of gas and an angry condemned man, what a way to start out the day.

The reason this is being done again, (yes this is twice this week), is because Lizard sleeps extremely hard plus he is extremely hard of hearing. Practically deaf so to say.   So at night these guards who are either young kids or elderly people come through doing their security check every hour like you see in those old prison movies and if they can’t see you or determine that you are alive they will knock on your door until you move or make a sound. If that does not happen the ones doing this security check panic and notify the sleeping sergeant  who is somewhere on the building. Once he arrives or she, if the prisoner is still not wishing to speak or wake up then the riot team is called and it’s time to gas this man.

Lizard enjoys being gassed and loves to recreate with the riot team so when this act of retaliation or sleep deprivation continues to happen as it is he makes the team suit up. They just ran in on him, the fight lasts about 5 seconds. 9 against 1 so the odds are not in Lizards favor. Now that they have gassed him, ran into his cell, put him on the ground, they now exit his cell and leave him just as he was, minding his own bizness! That use of force was un-called for people!

This month of September is my dark month. Just as it is for all the others affected by the terrorists attacks that took place September 11th, 2001. We will never forget. I have so many things I want to say but don’t know where to start. As I said, this is a dark month for me. Always remember those who never got a chance to say goodbye or say their final “I love yous” and live every day like it’s your last one. I myself struggle daily knowing my actions have caused pain just like the attacks on our country have caused pain. This vicious cycle of hate has to stop somewhere.

Till the end of time

True American

Mark Anthony Stroman, 2009

Living to Die ~ Dying to live

American Boy

Death Blog

Posted in Uncategorized on September 11, 2009 by tamouzmedia3

Mark 911 2

Texas Death Row August 30th, 2009 5:00am

Welcome to my nightmare, tales from a dead man! The month of August is near it’s end and the dreaded month of September, my black month, is to take its place. Morale is low and it will have a disastrous effect on me I’m sure, but I know I’m not the only one to have these types of emotions so I will try to stand tall and push all the voices from inside my head, ignore the screams and crying of the past, NOT POSSIBLE. What I have inside is forever etches into my very soul, mind and spirit. I’m reminded of September 11th, 2001 with each new day. The horrors that others had caused as well as my OWN that followed the atrocity, as I said, welcome to my nightmare. Death is in the air, in more ways than one. Yesterday here on Texas Death Row we had a “condemned soul” die in his cell. The cause of death is “rumored” to be a heart attack. The person who was of Indian heritage had two legal names, his Christian name given to him at birth was Danny Thomas. The name he was known by and called by Inmates and guards alike was Shozdijiji Shisinday. Born August 20th 1955, Died August 29th 2009. It’s unknown if this was self inflicted, but I do know he had been waiting for an execution date and he was really aggravated with the injustice system. So he has been sent to the Spirit in the sky. He has been set free of the tortures of Polunsky Unit and cheated the executioner the satisfaction of adding another notch in his death toll. R.I.P Shisinday. I do envy you. Your free at last. Good luck on the journey ahead.

We have four texecutions set for the month of September, here’s the names and dates:

Stephen Moody, September 16th

Christopher Coleman, September 22nd

Kenneth Mosley, September 24th

John Balentine, September 30th.

Now if these are actually carried out is yet to be known. There some bad stuff being uncovered that might halt all of these and quite possibly the ones for October and November, per the media hype. Now what is going on folks is this, Texas executed an innocent man in 2004, Todd Willingham. The proof is there and its making some waves in Texas as well as all the Judge Keller scandals. So time will tell. We really have some devastatingly stupid people in office.

Till the end, Proud and True American

American Boy