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Thread: Texas Judge Goes to Trial Over Execution

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    Re: Texas Judge Goes to Trial Over Execution

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    Letís review the FACTS of this violent THUG rather than the nonsensical hyperbole of this thread:

    The crime was committed over 23 years ago.

    He was convicted and showed no remorse.

    He appealed and the appeals court upheld the conviction.

    The case went to the Supreme Court and his conviction and the issue of lethal injection was upheld.

    Now what is begging the question is why so many Liberals and perhaps SOME independents are so desperate to take the side of a convicted killer who shows no remorse?

    This is another of those Alice and Wonderland moments where up is down, down is up, wrong is right and right is wrong; the killer is the innocent victim and the Judge is the evil bad person.

    There are no FACTS to support the lame efforts of a minority of weirdoís in this nation who want to release and protect violent THUG criminals who prey on the innocents and law abiding in this country. Itís more of the same asinine logic of the war protestors who blame America for the actions of terrorists, thugs and murderers.

    This is another case of how despicable Attorneys who represent thugs try to PLAY the system and then when they lose their cases, impugn the people protecting our citizens from these violent THUGS; nothing more, nothing less.

    Michael Wayne Richard was dressed for his execution in Texas' death house on Sept. 25 when the U.S. Supreme Court announced at 7:30 p.m. that it wouldn't postpone the convicted killer's lethal injection.
    In hours before last execution, a frenzied legal fight - USATODAY.com

    Michael Wayne Richard, 48, was executed by lethal injection on 25 September 2007 in Huntsville, Texas for the rape, robbery, and murder of a woman in her home.

    On the afternoon of 18 August 1986, Richard, then 26, was in front of the Hockley home of Marguerite Dixon, 53. Richard approached Dixon's son, Albert, and asked if the van parked in the driveway was for sale. When Albert Dixon told him the van belonged to his brother who was out of town, Richard left.

    Richard admitted being involved in Dixon's death and helped police track down the murder weapon. His fingerprints were also found on the sliding-glass door to the victim's home. He claimed that the gun discharged accidentally.

    Richard had previous served parts of two prison sentences for home burglary. In March 1978, he was sent to prison on a 6-year sentence. He was paroled in May 1981. In January 1985, he was returned to prison on a 5-year sentence. He was paroled in June 1986, about two months before Dixon's murder.

    A jury convicted Richard of capital murder in September 1987 and sentenced him to death. In September 1992, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals overturned his conviction because the jury was not instructed to consider his history as an abused child as a possible mitigating factor when determining his punishment. In a new trial in June 1995, a jury again convicted Richard of capital murder and sentenced him to death. The TCCA affirmed this conviction and sentence in June 1997. All of his subsequent appeals in state and federal court were denied.


    Texas Execution Information - Report: Michael Richard

    Straw man. His guilt is not at issue.

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    Re: Texas Judge Goes to Trial Over Execution

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Unwritten policy of staying open late on execution days does not make law.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Texas Judge Goes to Trial Over Execution

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Unwritten policy of staying open late on execution days does not make law.
    The unwritten policy that has been in place for at least twenty years ought to count for something, wouldn't you think?

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    Re: Texas Judge Goes to Trial Over Execution

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Straw man. His guilt is not at issue.
    Okay, facts are now labeled as "straw man" issues.

    His guilt and attempts to game the system are certainly at issue and the notion that this Judge was not operating within the law requires willful denial or willful ignorance.


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    Re: Texas Judge Goes to Trial Over Execution

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    Okay, facts are now labeled as "straw man" issues.

    His guilt and attempts to game the system are certainly at issue and the notion that this Judge was not operating within the law requires willful denial or willful ignorance.

    Okay, thanks for your ignorant opinion.

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    Re: Texas Judge Goes to Trial Over Execution

    I actually agree with Coronado! She dropped the ball when a person's life was on the line. Disgusting. She needs to be "impeached." (Is that what we would call it since she is elected to office?).
    It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.

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    Re: Texas Judge Goes to Trial Over Execution

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    The unwritten policy that has been in place for at least twenty years ought to count for something, wouldn't you think?
    If it is not law then how can they say she violated the law?
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Texas Judge Goes to Trial Over Execution

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    I actually agree with Coronado! She dropped the ball when a person's life was on the line. Disgusting. She needs to be "impeached." (Is that what we would call it since she is elected to office?).
    There is hope for you yet!

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    Re: Texas Judge Goes to Trial Over Execution

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If it is not law then how can they say she violated the law?
    They're not saying she violated the law from what I'm reading. They are trying to determine whether what she did was unethical. The proceedings now are to determine whether she keeps her job and/or law license or not.

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    Re: Texas Judge Goes to Trial Over Execution

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Okay, thanks for your ignorant opinion.
    Ah yes, the old hyperbolic insulting personal attack one can expect from someone who attempts to defend the indefensible.

    Carry on, consider your insult reported.

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