Wednesday, June 22, 2005


Molly Ivins had a great piece Monday in the Los Angeles Times cataloguing prominent shortcomings of the Texas justice system, before simply running out of space. Maybe I've been at this too long, but the black humor strikes me as the funniest:
You've met Labrador retrievers brighter than some of the people we execute. We had a guy on the row who thought he was going to die because he couldn't read. He spent hours on his bunk trying to memorize the ABCs. Never could do it. We execute people easily as crazy as the one in Florida who spent years crawling around on all fours, barking, under the impression that he was a black dog in the seventh circle of hell. But I'm sure they understand right from wrong, and know why they're being punished. Arf.
Entertaining stuff, and horrifying, and shameful, and at the end of the day pretty sad. Via TalkLeft.

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