Sunday, July 08, 2007

Things I Did Not Know

I knew that the Sheriff-in-Chief had a long, proud history of executing children and the retarded, often with no more than a cursory examination of the facts, and that he famously did a hilarious impression of Karla Faye Tucker begging him for her life, but I wasn't aware that he did in fact commute one death sentence as governor of Texas: that of Henry Lee Lucas, one of the most prolific serial killers in history, whose sentence he basically overturned on a technicality.

I'm not saying he was wrong to do it, of course. It's just that if you're sending 152 people to their deaths without a second thought, Henry Lee Lucas seems like a weird place to make a stand on procedural grounds.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Put some shoes on, stinky.