Rick Perry's handling of the case of Cameron Todd Willingham

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    Perry's handling of the case of Cameron Todd Willingham is profoundly disturbing - at least as presented in this article at Huffington Post.

    Cameron Todd Willingham Execution: Rick Perry's Role Deserves Scrutiny

    For a moment as I read about it, I was so sickened that I thought it might make me throw my vote to Obama.

    Then I remembered how Obama dealt with the case of protection*s for babies born alive after botched abortion attempts.

    Now I am back to my dilemma of impossible choices for 2012.
     
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    I read about this some in the "Rick Perry: Debunking the lie" thread and I realize that Perry couldn't give clemency. But he could have given a stay for more investigation.

    And afterwards ... did he really kill the investigation when the Texas Forensic Science Commission decided to reopen it?
     
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    There are many different reasons not to vote for Rick Perry, this aint one of them. Not granting clemency to a convicted murderer won't put off conservative voters because they LOVE the death penalty.

    Me? I don't like the death penalty but I think that's a States Rights issue.

    Moral of the Story? Don't kill anyone in Texas.
     
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    Could be. He and his Lt. Gov. worked to kill the Texas Anti-TSA legislation recently.
     
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    That's a strange moral. It appears that Willingham did not kill anyone. And not only that, it appears that no murder took place at all.

    So what's the moral again?
     
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    Except nothing of the fact is true.

    The only thing we know is that an investigator who never investigated the original crime scene now claims that based on his review of the evidence, it was't arson. But the people who did actually investigate the actual scene think it was and still think it was

    Cameron Todd Willingham #899


    Class Act.

    Sorry, this guy was not innocent. He got his day in court, and a court of 12 reasonable people put him to death for the most horrible crime a person could commit.
     
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    Mark me down for: supports determination of jury.
     
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    Not that it matters, but... There is no evidence that Willingham set the fire because the methods and techniques used at his trial have subsequently been debunked. They may as well have used devining rods.

    If you want to find out the truth about the Willingham case - meaning NOT "pro-death penalty.com" - google Frontline or New Yorker + Willingham.
     
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    You mean look up liberal sources... right. That works.

    Frankly, I look at it this way. Most NORMAL Parents I Know would rush right into the flames when their house was on fire to save their kids.

    This douchebag was more concerned about his dartboard.

    They should have fried him for that alone.

    The fire was set in the doorway. That's classic arson. Slow down the firefighters so they can't get in the building.
     

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