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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
RIP THOMAS TEW & MARTY FINE
SHOCKING: In the bizarre world of the death penalty, the Miami Herald reports here that states are considering a return to hangings, firing squads, electrocutions, keelhauling, standing in the security line at the REGJB, etc.
Why are the states returning to "the good ol' days?"
Because the country that believes it has the greatest legal system on earth cannot get those other, less developed countries with unenlightened legal systems like France, Sweden, Denmark, England, etc., to sell them the lethal chemical cocktails needed to execute its citizens who have received their full measure of due process.
When is enough going to be enough?
Query: Are killers born or made? And if they're made, what responsibility does society have when a person who grows up in poverty and is abused and perhaps mentally damaged becomes a killer?
PCA: Wednesday is decision day at the 3rd DCA (Motto: "No oral argument or soup for you!"). And if you per chance peruse the decisions on their website you would see that today there are 27 PCA affirmances of criminal cases. For those of you not appellate-inclined, a PCA is an affirmance of the lower court decision without an opinion. It's a sort of an appellate FU for wasting our time with this nonsense.
No oral arguments. No decisions. Not pretty.
See you in court.