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  •  This is a fascinating tidbit about Rick Perry: (3+ / 0-)
    Perry seems to be presiding over an execution there every other week, and they don't let anyone's silly notions of due process get in the way.
    Given that he is such a fount of forced-birth rhetoric and, lately, actions, it's curious that he's such a defender of the death penalty.

    It's an inconsistency I'd think his detractors would really want to play up.

    Thanks for the diary.

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 04:22:34 PM PDT

    •  It gets no traction...babies are innocent, (2+ / 0-)
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      karmsy, Eric Nelson

      death row inmates have been found guilty.  Even not-really-religious people get the difference and have no problem with the 2 positions.

      Listening to the NRA on school safety is like listening to the tobacco companies on cigarette safety. (h/t nightsweat)

      by PsychoSavannah on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 06:49:19 PM PDT

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      •  Except in Florida, evidently. (0+ / 0-)

        After an inmate is executed, the law also allows the state to destroy records relating to the convict's case, unless a lawyer objects, a change in policy that Simon of the ACLU finds shocking. "We may execute an innocent person and then destroy the files so the people of Florida will never know that we committed that travesty,'' he said. "It's essentially cover it up."

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