All posts tagged: death penalty

Hyperbole is what ails America

Hyperbole is what ails America

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 […]

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Conservative certitude

Conservative certitude

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 […]

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The devil’s right hand

The devil’s right hand

Death penalty proponents should be especially troubled by Rick Perry’s reckless disregard for the truth. In 2004, there‚Äôs 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 […]

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fresh off the wires — a win for troy davis

fresh off the wires — a win for troy davis

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. […]

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reasonable doubt

reasonable doubt

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 […]

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