Texas executes man w. 61 IQ

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    Texas Executes Man with IQ of 61; State Cites Steinbeck

    The link to the video of a news clip is above.

    The man was executed via lethal injection and clinically mentally disabled. He sucked his thumb into adulthood. The state of Texas used "Of Mice & Men" by John Steinbeck as a reference. Sadly, Texas has a history of doing this. I mean executing mentally handicapped people. It was my understanding that there's a federal law in place that is intended to prevent such executions.

    I suppose my question is what needs to happen for Texas to comply with a federal law that prohibits the execution of legitimately handicapped people? What are the consequences for undermining the law? Why is the law in place if Texas is above it? I was born there, so it kinda sucks, but I mean what the hell?!? :confused:
     
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    Federal law doesn't recognise State law, so why should State law recognise federal law?
     
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    Did you notice how your link conveniently omitted the crime(s) he was found guilty of? I find that decidedly inconvenient.
     
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    That's what Robert Lee was asking until he was on the doorstep of Appomattox :D

    Federal law is for the land. What's not covered in federal law is left to the states to do with as they please so long as it doesn't undermine federal law. Citizens of each state can enjoy the rights & privileges within their state. When Uncle Sam makes a rule, Johnny Texas has to comply. If he doesn't like the rule, there's a process. Undermining doesn't work. Just ask the Mayor of Atlanta in the 1860's, lol.

    If Texas enjoys being a part of the union, they need to enjoy some federal law. :D
     
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    I didn't notice that, good catch. He was being executed, so I suppose he didn't steal bubble gum from a 7-11 :lol:
     
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    Just a reminder of his crime.... :eusa_whistle:


    Marvin Wilson was convicted in the 1992 murder of 21-year-old Jerry Williams. Wilson murdered Williams because he believed the 21 year old snitched on him to the Beaumont Texas area police.

    Marvin Wilson was a drug dealer and got busted. He believed Williams was responsible and so he killed him.

    Retarded or not.... he knew what he was doing when he committed the murder.

    Fuck him.... I hope it was painful! :mad:
     
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    :eusa_silenced: it was lethal injection.... :eusa_whistle:
    kinda like a 7.5 on the oogah-boogah scale there infidel, why don't you ramp it up a notch & tell us what you really think :lol:
     
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    Federal law does not on occasion recognise individual states' laws, so it is no surprise that Texas in this instance refuses to comply with Federal law.
     
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    I'm not sure you appreciate what "retarded" means.
     
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    Good for TX. I wish we put our death row inmates down in such a prompt fashion.

    Truthfully i really don't care if he was retarded or not....he murdered and knew what he was doing.....
     

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