Monday, October 26, 2009

We Don't Need No Stinkin' Experts

"Just 88 minutes before the February 2004 execution of Cameron Todd Willingham [CTW], Gov. Rick Perry's office received by fax a crucial arson expert's opinion that later ignited a political firestorm over whether Texas, on Perry's watch, used botched forensic evidence to send a man to his death. ...At 6:20 pm [CTW] was executed after declaring: 'I am an innocent man, convicted of a crime I did not commit.' ... Yet Perry's office has taken the position that any documents showing his own review and staff discussion of the [CTW] case are not public--a claim the Chronicle disputes. ... By execution day, Perry was [CTW's] last chance. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals had rejected a reprieve, calling the arson expert's report 'no more than an opinion'," my emphasis, Lise Olsen at the Houston Chronicle, 11 October 2009, link:

To develop contempt for judges, read 5th Circuit criminal decisions regularly. Do these black-robed incompetents deny the DA presented "expert" opinion at trial that arson ocurred? These clowns lack intellectual integrity. Read a case like Boss v. Quarterman, 552 F3d 425 (5th Cir., 2008) find its logic. I dare you. It's, "Them damn niggahs be locked up and we don't wanna hear from 'em".


Anonymous said...

Sadly noted without comment.

Robyn said...

we don't care about no stinking truth. we'll just make the facts fit our preconceived notions. it carries over into so many facets of our lives: your blogs on 'our declining IQ/income/success' are a great reaction to the inanities of the unwashed, unthinking liberals. and yes, i may be a liberal in many things, but i'm also a realist and i know the difference between lies, damned lies and statistics.