Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Three things

Maggie asks:
Is this troubling to anyone else? All in a day's news cycle in Texas:

1. DNA evidence frees the 16th Dallas County inmate since 2001 (that's one county, folks... Texas has 254)

2. Texas wants permission to execute prisoners convicted of child rape (incidentally, yesterday's freed man, Thomas Clifford McGowan Jr., was convicted on rape and burglary charges 23 years ago)

3. BREAKING: The Supreme Court just upheld Kentucky's use of lethal injections. Kentucky is the case that has temporarily blocked Texas' bloodthirsty use of the same... until now.