Deny Parole for James W. Brown

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To: Georgia Parole Board
A Cry for Justice and Public Safety - We the Undersigned, Oppose the Parole and Early Release of James W. Brown

On February 15, 1996, in Dahlonega, Lumpkin County, Georgia, USA, James W. Brown armed himself with a rifle, went to the home of Jeffrey Clarkson, and, using the scope on the weapon, watched from the woods. Seeing the victim and his father standing in the yard, Brown waited until Clarkson was alone and then shot him in the head and killed him. This pre-meditated murder occurred after Brown had stalked Clarkson periodically the day before and the morning of the homicide. Brown admitted guilt to the murder. The jury convicted him on June 17, 1998, and on that same day the court ordered the judgment of conviction and life sentence.

James. Billy Brown was the ex-husband of Christina Clarkson, Jeffreys wife. Christina and Billy had one child, Holley, who is now almost twenty years old and in need of protection from James Brown. Christina and Jeffrey also had one child. Ashton, who was a toddler at the time, was present at the murder of her father. She is also in need of protection from James Brown.

In addition to protecting these children, much of Christinas family lives in the community in which James Brown would be released should he be granted early release and parole and would need protection. His release into the town of Dahlonega, Georgia would launch their family into a very jeopardized amount of safety. Mr. Brown in the past has made threats that show a great amount of instability.

It is the wish of Christinas family that no other families are made to suffer such a loss at the hands of James W. Brown. A person who could so callously pre-meditate a murder out of jealousy is capable of doing the same thing or worse if given the opportunity. Morality cannot be either legislated or rehabilitated. Because of his depraved indifference to human life, we, the undersigned request you deny James W. Browns early release from prison.

If you would also like to me a victim impact statement either from the standpoint of a citizen fearing for the safety of our community or if you know any of the family affected, please also click the following link and fill out the short form. EITHER WAY, please scroll down to sign the petition against Browns early release.

Defendants Name: James W. Brown Case #794576
County of Conviction: Lumpkin Sentence Date: 6/17/98
Offense: Malice Murder

Letter may also be sent by fax, mail, or email:
Attention: Office of Victim Services
State board of Parole & Pardons
2 Martin Luther King, Jr Drive
Balcony Level, East Tower
Atlanta GA 30334

Letters can be faxed at 1-404-654-6377

You can also email the letter to [email protected]

Please include the GDC/ID 794576 For James W. Brown

The petition will be copied and faxed to the Georgia Parole Board on September 28, 2010. Final signature opportunity for electronic signatures will be 12:00 noon on September 28. The parole decision will be made on September 29, 2010.

This is an opinion petition and as such can be signed by any person of any age living in any state or country. If you agree, please sign this petition and forward it to as many others as you know.