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    Re: Texas Inmates Likely to Be Exonerated After Committee Discovers Wrongful Convicti

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Texas seems to be one of the few states that is actually doing well in terms of an economy.
    That's a myth.

    Texas is no better off than the rest of the country. This is largely due to republican greedmongering.

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    Re: Texas Inmates Likely to Be Exonerated After Committee Discovers Wrongful Convicti

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Achieve what? Rather than fix the real problem, we'll just cancel the death penalty, and sweep the real problem under the rug - who cares if people sit in prison for 20 years on a bad conviction?
    Reading comprehension is your friend. Reading comprehension would've told you that the "what" was fixing the justice system so that we don't kill a single solitary innocent person, ever.

    That would be fixing the real problem, not sweeping the real problem under the rug.

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Even if you changed the death penalty to life in prison, it's still a problem. The problem IS with the administration of justice in the court system, not the administration of the death penalty.
    Sure there's still a problem, but at least with life you've got a shot at exonerating someone wrongfully convicted before they die.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Texas Inmates Likely to Be Exonerated After Committee Discovers Wrongful Convicti

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Sometimes others do the volunteering for them, as when Rick Perry replaced 3 members of the forensic board here in Texas, while they were investigating a botched conviction of an innocent man. He was executed for a crime he did not commit, and Perry attempted to cover it up.
    Exactly my point. This is why Texas should not be allowed to use the death penalty.

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    Re: Texas Inmates Likely to Be Exonerated After Committee Discovers Wrongful Convicti

    Quote Originally Posted by Rightwingnutjob View Post
    Neither of you can name a person so you're even.
    Cameron Todd Willingham.

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    Re: Texas Inmates Likely to Be Exonerated After Committee Discovers Wrongful Convicti

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    So does that prosecutor's office, apparently.

    So does any human endeavor.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Texas Inmates Likely to Be Exonerated After Committee Discovers Wrongful Convicti

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that's idiotic unless they intentionally conspired to frame someone. IF THEY DID there are plenty of laws that will punish such actions severely. Should the hangman be hanged if he is given a death warrant on a prisoner who turns out to be innocent? what about the jailers who take the man to the gallows? what about the governor who doesn't commute the sentence.
    Says a conservative representative of those responsible for taking away life from the innocent. No. It's not idiotic. Those prosecutors and judges need to pay the price consequences of their bad judgement. You can call this crazy all you want. All you're doing is sheilding the guilty few from the consequences of their actions.

    I say ... if you sentence an innocent man to die ... you face life without parole. You took his life ... you lose your own... so to speak. This law will make mindless, conviction rating-obsessed legal professionals think twice about going after people with only circumstantial evidence. This would also level the playing field for those poor folks who cannot afford a 600 per hour mouth piece to defend them.

    It's equal justice ... that makes the prosecutors and judges think twice.

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    Re: Texas Inmates Likely to Be Exonerated After Committee Discovers Wrongful Convicti

    some people need frying but I don't trust the government with the power to fry people

    something a current federal judge once told me

    a very wise man



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    Re: Texas Inmates Likely to Be Exonerated After Committee Discovers Wrongful Convicti

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    An executed convict may be awarded a pardon beyond the grave because of DNA evidence, potentially dealing a dramatic blow to the death penalty in America.

    The governor of Virginia, Mark Warner, has ordered DNA tests on Roger Coleman, a miner executed in 1992 for raping and murdering his sister-in-law.

    ARTICLE: DNA test on man 'wrongly executed' - Telegraph

    You've just been defeated by your own request.
    Except he never killed a man after he was executed. One person requested an example of someone who murdered after being wronfully executed and one requested an example of someone who killed after they were rightfully executed. Neither is possible so they both still have '0' points. You have '-1' for your pathetic reading comprehension. Did you even break '400' on the SAT?

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    Re: Texas Inmates Likely to Be Exonerated After Committee Discovers Wrongful Convicti

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Cameron Todd Willingham.

    Thanx for playing
    Except he didn't kill someone AFTER being executed?? You're now at -1 with Vader, which is a shame because I like you more than him

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    Re: Texas Inmates Likely to Be Exonerated After Committee Discovers Wrongful Convicti

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Says a conservative representative of those responsible for taking away life from the innocent. No. It's not idiotic. Those prosecutors and judges need to pay the price consequences of their bad judgement. You can call this crazy all you want. All you're doing is sheilding the guilty few from the consequences of their actions.

    I say ... if you sentence an innocent man to die ... you face life without parole. You took his life ... you lose your own... so to speak. This law will make mindless, conviction rating-obsessed legal professionals think twice about going after people with only circumstantial evidence. This would also level the playing field for those poor folks who cannot afford a 600 per hour mouth piece to defend them.

    It's equal justice ... that makes the prosecutors and judges think twice.
    I have heard this before-normally from people with records. Good luck at getting that passed. and BTW having watched a few hundred federal felony trials, public defenders are often top flight trial attorneys-especially at the federal level because they try far more cases than private counsel. that's why the former asst Public Defender in Cincinnati went straight into a partnership at one of the most prestigious law firms in the Midwest as head of their white collar defense department.



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