NC scholar's report calls for end to ...

NC scholar's report calls for end to death penalty

There are 3 comments on the The Rooster 106.1 story from Apr 18, 2011, titled NC scholar's report calls for end to death penalty. In it, The Rooster 106.1 reports that:

An Appalachian State University professor says North Carolina's death penalty process is so full of flaws it should be repealed.

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#1 Apr 18, 2011
I am not even sure why this is newsworthy. His report was a foregone conclusion long before he "studied" and wrote it.

I have know him since the 1990's and if I used my real name (don't use it becasue of the nuts) he would know me. He has even used some of my materials in his classes.

http://www.pscj.appstate.edu/faculty/robinson...

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#2 Apr 19, 2011
Just finished reading the report and it was much of what I expected with much of the information being "cherry picked" to "prove" his points.

His conclusions as to the breakdown of racial factors is also misleading. Facts contradict some of his conclusions as to victimology is also slewed to "prove his point. Here are the real facts for those executed and currently on death row:
B on B murders are 42
B on W murders are 22
W on W murders are 85
W on B murders are 3

I was disappointed, but not at all surprised.
Mark

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#3 Apr 19, 2011
Good points.

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