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O/T — kenneth foster’s "tex-a-cution" averted — at the last minute!

this is off-topic for this
blog, but it may be the beginning
of a trend in texas, away from the
bush-gonzales death-machine-at-all-
costs. . . finally, a texas governor
has shown the wisdom to accept his
own parole board’s recommendation (he
ignored it, putting a severely-mentally-ill
man to death, only about half-a-year-
ago) — kenneth foster’s death sentence
has been commuted to life without parole. . .

foster was no angel, but he was no murderer.

foster was simply the get-away car driver in a crime where another admitted to being the trigger-man. in most states, only the trigger-man would be sentenced to death. but not so,
in the bush-gonzales-run texas
state-system of the mid-1990s. . .

[pictured above is foster, his girl-
friend, and her young daughter. . .]

the death penalty is, in all
circumstances, cruel and unusual
punishment — it violates our
eighth amendment, and our evolving
notions of decency and ordered liberty.

shut it down. forever.

O/T — kenneth foster’s "tex-a-cution" averted — at the last minute!

this is off-topic for this
blog, but it may be the beginning
of a trend in texas, away from the
bush-gonzales death-machine-at-all-
costs. . . finally, a texas governor
has shown the wisdom to accept his
own parole board’s recommendation (he
ignored it, putting a severely-mentally-ill
man to death, only about half-a-year-
ago) — kenneth foster’s death sentence
has been commuted to life without parole. . .

foster was no angel, but he was no murderer.

foster was simply the get-away car driver in a crime where another admitted to being the trigger-man. in most states, only the trigger-man would be sentenced to death. but not so,
in the bush-gonzales-run texas
state-system of the mid-1990s. . .

[pictured above is foster, his girl-
friend, and her young daughter. . .]

the death penalty is, in all
circumstances, cruel and unusual
punishment — it violates our
eighth amendment, and our evolving
notions of decency and ordered liberty.

shut it down. forever.