Tuesday, October 26, 2004

What's the point?

The state of Texas is scheduled to carry out yet another execution this evening. This will be their fifth this month. In this case, the person scheduled for execution is Dominique Green, who was convicted of shooting and killing a man during a robbery. There are questions relating to Green's actual guilt.

Also, the son and the spouse of the victim have urged that Green be spared. This leads me to wonder, why exactly are we executing Green?

Here's what the son has to say:

"Texas is going to put a righteous person to die like an animal, putting him on a table, strapping him up, putting those needles in his arms, putting him to sleep," Lastrapes-Luckett, 22, said Monday after a rare visit on death row between a victim's relative and a condemned inmate.

"We're not dogs. We're human beings just like everybody else. He's a human being, just like me, just like you."

To read the whole story, go here. (This link may only work today.)

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