Posts Tagged ‘death’

Texas Death State

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Texas death state
Why is Texas’s Death Row so Quick?

Statistical, in every state that supports capital punishment, death row inmates are more likely to die of natural causes than the needle – except for Texas.

From a legal point of view, why is that? I’m not interested in liberal cries of ‘evil Texas’ and such, I want to know what laws makes Texas the only state in the union with an ‘efficient’ death row.

There are a number of reasons that Texas’ capital punishment system has recieved an increase in “efficiency”. But, I cannot actually answer your question, because it is not a matter of laws which is actually casuing this. It is a result of a political decision which is placing motivation on the different aspects of the system to pro`cess inmates quicker. Some examples are tougher standards for an oppurtunity to apeal a case. A second example is the increase in turnaround time for the apeal process and the speed to which apeals are brought to court. The system has also gained an increase in employees, due to more funding put into the system. In conclusion, it is more a decision from political players and other agents and not so much specific new laws.

Texas Inmate Death

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Texas inmate death
Does anyone know the name of a inmate on Death Row in Tx that was killed but later found out he was innocent?

I am doing a presentation about the death penalty in Texas and I wanted to know if any excuted inmates that were on Death Row but later on DNA proved the were innocent. If you have the name, that would great so I can look that person up.

Here’s one

Texas State Death Records

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Texas state death records
Voter reform bills? VALUE? DUH.. NO provision to verify that ONLY US citizens vote!Demand mental testing??

…Legislators clearly need compentency testing ! Citizens vote…The states/and FEDS collect taxes that are to preserve /protect the nation Yet our Congress refuses to ensure that votes are not compromised by failure to fund and enforce the simple requirement…Voters MUST be US citizens DUH..This is deceit and criminal fraud.
…Many states register “voters” based solely on utility stubs,local address, & maybe a DR liscense. Recently Texas was “embarrassed” to find that their prospective jurors were NOT US citizens..(seems the jury pool is taken from registered voter rolls)
…Why has there been NO demand ( or even noise) for a Federal data base that correlates birth/death records?States have had $ & time yet manyhave yet to complete record update(computer). In todays technological world, identifying a US citizen should be a few mouse clicks away. Yet every election, we joke about how many dead people vote ??
Government “by the people” or arrogant corrupt Congress?

Voters for federal office must be US citizens by law. State offices require voters to be citizens of that state (which in effect requires them to be US citizens). I’m not saying that there isn’t a huge fraud problem (there is – the laws are not being enforced well), just that it is already a requirement. A national ID is not the answer either. Laws are laxly enforced because some influential people whine that legitimate voters will be denied their vote if we make them prove they are citizens before voting but my belief is that those weeded out are likely to be those people who vote based on what others tell them they should do, ie, the people who are unwilling to prepare themselves. The US would be better off anyway if a greater percentage of those who do vote were knowledgeable voters. I’d also like to see the Electoral College strengthened as so many people are now squeezed into narrow strips along the four coasts that vast parts of the country simply have their views mainly ignored. It’s not a big state/little state issue anymore.