Speakeasy forum: I can't favor the death penalty, but

by: Steven Haninger January 29, 2013 3:54 AM PST

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I can't favor the death penalty, but

by Steven Haninger - 1/29/13 3:54 AM

Woman faces execution in Texas

neither can I find good reason for this:

"McCarthy, who is black, was condemned for the July 1997 killing of neighbor Dorothy Booth in Lancaster, about 15 miles south of Dallas. All but one of McCarthy's jurors were white.

On Friday, her attorneys asked Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins to delay the lethal injection, citing his interest in Texas adopting a law to allow death-row prisoners to base appeals on race."


It sound as if this woman hasn't been a model citizen and is quite possible young enough to still be a threat. She should be kept away from the public and allowed to mull over what she's done until she passes naturally.

For the rest of us, we should expect that we are all to be treated equally under the law. We cannot be more harsh or more lenient based on race. That will create more problems than it will resolve, IMO.

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