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Sunday, July 21, 2013

So much for the death penalty discussion

Posted By on Sun, Jul 21, 2013 at 7:42 AM

TEXAS DEATH CHAMBER: One candidate said Arkansas should look to Lone Star state to fix death penalty issues.
  • TEXAS DEATH CHAMBER: One candidate said Arkansas should look to Lone Star state to fix death penalty issues.
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said recently that the death penalty in Arkansas is broken — currently because of ongoing challenges to the lethal injection procedure — and a political discussions is necessary on what to do.

Stephens Media asked the gubernatorial candidates and, no surprise, none of them think a solution lies in ending the expensive, discriminatory and inevitably extended death penalty process. Asa Hutchinson is sure sufficient protections are in place to prevent execution of innocent people. That's true only if you believe a New Zealand millionaire is at hand to take up the case of every Death Row inmate railroaded in a flawed prosecution by a tainted jury. Debra Hobbs, who said the extended process "dishonors" victims and families, says the solution might be simple: look to Texas. Mike Ross carefully said the death penalty should remain an option. And so on.

Speaking of the execution machine that is Texas, which recently hit the 500th execution mark since resuming the death penalty in 1982. The 500th was a woman convicted of killing a neighbor. She was executed 16 years after her crime.

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