Thursday, March 30, 2006

Of men and memories

The death penalty is only allowed to survive in our culture because we reduce the condemned person to that one worst thing he (or she) has done in their life.

This way, we comfort ourselves that we don't really execute people. We execute monsters.

But every now and again a reminder surfaces that this is not so. A reminder surfaces that an execution results in a whole new set of victims.

Today this reminder surfaced in my email inbox:

Dorothy Robertson, the mother of Kevin Kincy, who was executed by the
state of Texas last night, would like friends of the family to know that
the arrangements for Kevin are as follows:

Friday, March 31,

Mabry Funeral Home, 5000 Almeda Road near Blodgett, in Third
Ward Houston

Viewing of the body: 1:00-4:00 PM
Services: 6:00 PM

The Abolition Movement sends our love and condolences to Dorothy, Kevin's wife Barbara, and all of Kevin's family. We hope all of Dorothy's and Barbara's friends and supporters will be able to attend the services tomorrow (Friday).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wonder...did you send thoughts and condolences to his victim(s)? Probably not. Did you post his/her/their funeral arrangements? I can't seem to find it on the website. In fact, there's nothing here about this guy's victim(s) at all.

When you people get as bent out of shape for the victims of these monsters as you do for the monsters themselves, MAYBE decent thoughtful people will take you to be something more than a bunch of pro-murderer loons.