Then why are executions on the rise?Read more "If the death penalty is a deterrent …"
Watching Michael Moore and Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello on Bill Maher’s show reminded me how alike the fringes are. Left and right, they share a victim’s mentality, along with an inflated sense of their own importance. The sky is always falling, and they never let facts get in the way of a […]Read more "Hyperbole is what ails America"
I thought government was always bad. Not when it comes to killing people, according to Ann Coulter. There’s a reason more than a dozen courts have looked at Davis’ case and refused to overturn his death sentence. He is as innocent as every other executed man since at least 1950, which is to say, guilty […]Read more "Conservative certitude"
No pride in being a Georgian tonight. Troy Davis executed for MacPhail murderRead more "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, sayeth the Lord"
Death penalty proponents should be especially troubled by Rick Perry’s reckless disregard for the truth. In 2004, there’s reason to believe Texas may have executed an innocent man when it put Cameron Todd Willingham to death. When Willingham was convicted, prosecutors relied heavily on an “expert” who testified on the origins of a fire that […]Read more "The devil’s right hand"
The Supremes, overruling a federal appeals court, have ordered a new evidentiary hearing for Death Row inmate Troy Davis. Background: Eyewitness testimony was used to convict Troy Anthony Davis in the murder of a Savannah police officer. Seven of those witnesses later recanted their testimony. At least three witnesses who testified against Mr. Davis (and […]Read more "fresh off the wires — a win for troy davis"
Regardless of your feelings on capital punishment, consider this: Eyewitness testimony was used to convict Troy Anthony Davis in the murder of a Savannah police officer. Seven of those witnesses later recanted their testimony. At least three witnesses who testified against Mr. Davis (and a number of others who were not part of the trial) […]Read more "reasonable doubt"