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    Controversy Builds in Texas Over an Execution

    The following paragraph says it all:

    Three weeks ago Mr. Perry replaced the chairman and two other members of the State Forensic Science Commission, which was about to hold hearings on the evidence in the case. The new chairman, a close ally of the governor, promptly canceled a hearing at which a second, independent arson expert was to testify. The commission’s expert, Craig L. Beyler of Baltimore, had concluded in a lengthy report that the evidence did not prove that Mr. Willingham set the fire that killed his three daughters in 1991.
    Of course, Mr. Willingham was executed, and the shutting down of the investigation has all the earmarks of another Rick Perry cover up. Said Kay Bailey Hutchinson, who is running against Perry in the Republican primary:

    The only thing Rick Perry’s actions have accomplished is giving liberals an argument to discredit the death penalty. We should never do anything to create a cloud of controversy over it with actions that look like a cover-up."
    What Perry did was unconscionable, and I sincerely hope that Hutchinson wins in a landslide. Perry needs to go. His Socialist agenda has hurt Texas, and his cover up here is only the final straw.

    Article is here.
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    Re: Controversy Builds in Texas Over an Execution

    Questions about whether Gov. Rick Perry allowed the execution of a man some arson experts say may have been innocent, and then hindered an investigation into the evidence, continue to reverberate across Texas, where issues surrounding capital punishment have rarely stirred such controversy.
    I really do wonder sometimes how many innocent people have been killed via death penalty in US.

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    Re: Controversy Builds in Texas Over an Execution

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    I really do wonder sometimes how many innocent people have been killed via death penalty in US.

    What a odious little man
    There are more guilty people who walk on technicalities than there are innocent people executed.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    There are more guilty people who walk on technicalities than there are innocent people executed.
    And? One innocent person executed is one person too many.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    And? One innocent person executed is one person too many.
    It's too bad, but not nearly as bad as allowing an admitted murderer to walk on a technicality.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Controversy Builds in Texas Over an Execution

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    There are more guilty people who walk on technicalities than there are innocent people executed.
    That is how the system is supposed to work. When you look at our justice system, it is clear the idea is that it is better to let some one guilty go free than to punish some one innocent.
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    Re: Controversy Builds in Texas Over an Execution

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's too bad, but not nearly as bad as allowing an admitted murderer to walk on a technicality.
    So you are saying, rather execute an innocent man than let an admitted murder go free because of a technicallity.. I see..
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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's too bad, but not nearly as bad as allowing an admitted murderer to walk on a technicality.
    So, if you should get into a situation where you are prosecuted for something you didn't do, and are sentenced to die, you are OK with that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    So, if you should get into a situation where you are prosecuted for something you didn't do, and are sentenced to die, you are OK with that?
    He must be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    That is how the system is supposed to work. When you look at our justice system, it is clear the idea is that it is better to let some one guilty go free than to punish some one innocent.
    I'm not sure if that's how it's supposed to work, but it certainly evolved into that. But, when the dust clears, innocent people still get convicted. By your logic, we should stop trying people for crimes, so we can avoid convicting innocent people.


    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    So, if you should get into a situation where you are prosecuted for something you didn't do, and are sentenced to die, you are OK with that?

    If someone rapes your kids, chops them up into little pieces, admits to it, then walks on some BS technicality, are you OK with that. See the clap-trap'ness of your question?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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