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Did Texas execute an innocent man?

 
 
Reply Fri 2 Oct, 2009 11:50 am
Evidence is pointing in the direction that Texas has executed an innocent man convicted of arson and the resulting deaths of his three children. Gov. Perry fired the head of the commission investigating the case who was about to make a statement to the effect that poor investigation led to the charge of arson. Perry had refused a 30 day stay of execution for the convicted man that resulted in his execution.

Also of possible related interest, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Tex., is running for the Governer's office in Texas, opposing Perry for the Republican primary in the next election. Hutchison's chances of winning the primary would be greatly enhanced if it is shown that Perry, indeed, fought the revelation of the man's innocence. Why would Hutchison vacate her senatorial seat for the governorship of Texas, a rather ineffectual office? Perhaps as a stepping stone for the next presidential election?
http://chattahbox.com/us/2009/10/01/is-texas-gov-perry-covering-up-the-execution-of-an-innocent-man/
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Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Fri 2 Oct, 2009 11:53 am
@coluber2001,
I think it's quite likely that they did do this, and Perry's axing of the board who was looking into it should be the scandal of the year; but it won't be, b/c the media is more interested in Roman Polanski and Obama's push for the Olympics Rolling Eyes

Cycloptichorn
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 2 Oct, 2009 12:24 pm
This serves to illustrate in part my reasons for opposing the death penalty. All too often, officials are looking to punish without regard to the facts. Somebody gets their jollies out of it, and the law gets to look like they will go to any lengths to protect us.
panzade
 
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Reply Fri 2 Oct, 2009 12:38 pm
http://www.newyorker.com/images/2009/09/07/p465/090907_r18772_p465.jpg

Cameron Todd Willingham in his cell on death row, in 1994. He insisted upon his innocence in the deaths of his children and refused an offer to plead guilty in return for a life sentence.

Read about it here....what do you think?

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/09/07/090907fa_fact_grann
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panzade
 
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Reply Fri 2 Oct, 2009 12:40 pm
@edgarblythe,
It really was more about arson investigators who didn't know their ass from a propellant.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Fri 2 Oct, 2009 02:37 pm
@coluber2001,
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Did Texas execute an innocent man?


Wouldn't be anything new about that, probably.

But in this particular case it would appear that the arson investigators had their collective heads up their collective rectal cavities.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 2 Oct, 2009 03:08 pm
Perry is running for reelection. Somehow, his railroading of the man ties in with the image he wants to project.
JTT
 
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Reply Sun 4 Oct, 2009 11:45 am
Rick "supper's waitin' at home and I gotta get to it" Perry.

"Don't trust your soul to no backwoods southern governor"
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Wed 7 Oct, 2009 11:47 am
@edgarblythe,
With Kay Bailey Hutchison opposing him for the governor's race next year, I think the firing of the investigating commitee chairman and two members will end up hurting him. Do you think Hutchison's running for governor is motivated by a desire to run for the presidency next term, Edgar?
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 7 Oct, 2009 12:05 pm
@coluber2001,
I believe Kay wants to be president or at least VP. But, Perry has proven to be a master at getting re elected. I don't know that she is making a wise move.
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scottcobb
 
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Reply Wed 7 Oct, 2009 10:24 pm
@coluber2001,
http://camerontoddwillingham.com/?page_id=6

Sign the petition to Governor Rick Perry and the State of Texas to acknowledge that the fire in the Cameron Todd Willingham case was not arson, therefore no crime was committed and on February 17, 2004, Texas executed an innocent man.

We plan to deliver the petition at the 10th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty on October 24 in Austin at the Texas Capitol.

http://marchforabolition.org

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