…It would save everyone a lot of time.
I wrote a piece in the Nation this week about Texas’s pointless and cruel policy of executing mentally disabled people. The main point is shown below:
Executing an innocent man is not the only appalling injustice in this world. Governor Perry has allowed many unjust executions of prisoners who were genuinely guilty, but who did not deserve to die.
….Some were juveniles when they committed their crimes. Some were mentally ill. Some were intellectually disabled. Some were poorly represented by attorneys with known records of negligence and incompetence.
The bulk of the piece concerned two obviously guilty murderers who were both severely mentally impaired. Even so, my first commenter writes:
This is weird. You at the Nation consider all people executed as being innocent. Go Texas.
That thwapping sound you are hearing is my palm hitting my forehead.