Like about a bazillion other people, I’ve often wondered why we kill people to show that killing people is wrong.

Not surprisingly, the political beliefs of those in power have a lot to do with it.  But I was a bit surprised to learn that neither the severity of the crime, nor the race of the individual, mattered as much as the level of education of the convicted individual.

4 comments

  1. Glad you enjoyed the blog. I’ve added your blog to my Legal blogroll.

    Galveston is in Texas, right? Perhaps not surprisingly, one of the other things the Scientific American article mentioned was that location — particularly being located in Texas — matters not a little in terms of “who dies.”

    I keep wondering about something, though: being as the death penalty is such a deterrent, how come Texas still has to kill people?

  2. Glad you enjoyed the blog. I’ve added your blog to my Legal blogroll.

    Galveston is in Texas, right? Perhaps not surprisingly, one of the other things the Scientific American article mentioned was that location — particularly being located in Texas — matters not a little in terms of “who dies.”

    I keep wondering about something, though: being as the death penalty is such a deterrent, how come Texas still has to kill people?

  3. Rick,

    I enjoyed looking over your blog — it was recommended by a colleague in Houston. I thought you might like to know that, despite warnings that staying in Galveston could mean death, Galveston County officials decided not to evacuate inmates in the county jail.

    One of those inmates is my client (appointed case) and I am disgusted at the shameful actions of county officials.

    Keep up the good fight.

    Paul B. Kennedy
    Attorney at Law
    http://kennedy-law.biz

    Paul B. Kennedys last blog post..My hurricane story

  4. Rick,

    I enjoyed looking over your blog — it was recommended by a colleague in Houston. I thought you might like to know that, despite warnings that staying in Galveston could mean death, Galveston County officials decided not to evacuate inmates in the county jail.

    One of those inmates is my client (appointed case) and I am disgusted at the shameful actions of county officials.

    Keep up the good fight.

    Paul B. Kennedy
    Attorney at Law
    http://kennedy-law.biz

    Paul B. Kennedys last blog post..My hurricane story

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