Monday, 24 September 2012

Death row....again

Tomorrow, Cleve Foster, convicted of a murder of which he still maintains his innocence, is set to  face Texas's " death chamber" for the fourth time. On the three previous occasions, he's been given a last-minute stay of execution. Three times before , he has been taken on the hour long journey from
death row, and twice he even had time to be served his "last meal", before the  news came through that the execution was to be halted.

The US likes to believe that it does not carry out "cruel and unusual punishments". I rest my case.

PS Correpondents are still desperately needed for death row inmates (in Texas, the inmates are kept in solitary confinement ALL THE TIME). Please think about it.


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    1. But the governor of Texas, Rick Perry, says he wouldn't lose any sleep if an innocent man were to be put to death. And to think that he was running for president!

  2. I thought you might like to hear that new legislation is being presented, in California, to eliminate the death penalty, including retro-actively for those already condemned. Word is it's about a 50/50 split for now. I can't imagine how closely certain inmates must watch such news.

    1. Thank so much for that, ER.

      Apropos this post, Cleve Foster was executed last night. After all that, they went ahead anyway.