Capital murder death row inmate freed

Capital murder death row inmate freed

There are 14 comments on the KNVA-TV Austin story from Oct 28, 2010, titled Capital murder death row inmate freed. In it, KNVA-TV Austin reports that:

A man sent to Texas death row for the 1992 slaughter of a Central Texas family is now a free man after prosecutors dropped the capital murder charges against him.

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“....VETS”

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#1 Oct 29, 2010
well he is out for the moment , but has a tough road ahead .wish him luck if he is innocent

Since: Aug 09

King Of Prussia, PA

#2 Oct 29, 2010
Anyone who has dealt with any Dept. of Motor Vehicles or confused tax agency or abusive cops and prosecutors knows you cannot trust fallible or corrupt or power mad or racist humans with an irrevocable decision like capital punishment.

We now _know_ from DNA evidence that a small but significant percentage of death penalty sentences are applied to innocent parties. We've known (albeit only by soft sciences) of the clear racial bias the system shows in the US in imposing the death penalty on racial minorities.

“....VETS”

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#3 Oct 29, 2010
be nice now , you have a good point but realize that more innocent people are found guilty because of eye witness testimony , not corruption , I never believed an eye witness is infallible

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#4 Oct 29, 2010
tallyho wrote:
be nice now , you have a good point but realize that more innocent people are found guilty because of eye witness testimony , not corruption , I never believed an eye witness is infallible
You both have a point. And there are times when eye-witness testimony is bad, and then there is cover-up once the eye-witness evidence is discredited.

I like watching police dramas, both real and fake. In an episode of The Defenders, some white man told police he was robbed and that "two Black men" did it. And he picked out two at random. The attorney for the one acted incompetent and couldn't see the connection with his alleged accomplice, and he assumed his client was guilty and struck a deal for 8 years. The other attorney examined the evidence and the testimony and didn't believe he was guilty. He managed to get him off and then went to visit the first guy and offered to help overthrow the conviction or get him a new trial.

As for systemic racism, well, I see classism as the greater problem. OJ Simpson had lots of money and was acquitted, just like quite a few rich White men over the years. And if the White men who got by with things because of good lawyers were poor and were stuck with a public defender, chances are, they would have been found guilty too. Rev. Sharpton visited a White tattoo artist who was a victim of police brutality (sodomized with a police radio antenna if I remember right). He realized that classism is the bigger problem and that Caucasians face it too. Had the man been a doctor or attorney, I doubt the police would have misidentified him as their suspect and started raping him with a police radio like they had. He probably wouldn't have been living there, and certainly not working there.

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#5 Oct 29, 2010








"better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer",...

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#6 Oct 29, 2010
The problem with how we have addressed racism over the years is that we have swept it under the rug and refused to deal with it. Hide all the symptoms and punish those who display it openly, but never deal with it. I'd rather someone be open about their racism, verbally-speaking, than hide it so deep they don't know they have it, yet it comes out in every decision they make. I believe we should stop demanding political correctness and allow people to act more naturally so society can help them deal with it.

I remember an online conversation I observed, where a Canadian had problem with Americans. So we got him to talking about what those problems were and why he felt that way. He went into things like ignorance in geography, rudeness, and so on. And we pointed out that we all are not like that, just that he had the luck of meeting so many jerks.
seeing ahead

United States

#7 Oct 29, 2010
this is really scarcey for the pen pals that thought hed never get out.

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#8 Oct 30, 2010
Playing the race card is an idiomatic phrase that refers to the act of bringing the issue of race or racism into a debate, perhaps to obfuscate the matter.

Playing the race card is amplified in socio-political systems where individuals know they may be formally awarded special access to rights and resources, based upon their membership of a racial group

“....VETS”

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#9 Oct 30, 2010
so OJ wasn't playing

Since: Jan 07

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#10 Oct 31, 2010



your Hero,









Not Mine,...
Miss

United States

#11 Oct 31, 2010
It's good that he's out. He should have never been in there from jump

“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

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#12 Nov 1, 2010
when did you discovered the mistake after this article or before??
seeing ahead

United States

#13 Nov 1, 2010
a day before

“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

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#14 Nov 1, 2010
like my MOM, she know what I was going to do before I did it

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