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1 EiMitch  Tue, Aug 7, 2012 5:29:31pm

In other words, Texas uses fiction to decide who lives and who dies.

Anyone who can't see whats wrong with that is a f***ing moron. No exceptions. No excuses. I don't care about how your think or feel about capital punishment in general. If you can't see whats wrong with using a fictional character to officially evaluate a real person, especially under circumstances where said person's life hangs in the balance, then you are the one who is "mentally retarded."

2 jaunte  Tue, Aug 7, 2012 5:47:57pm

"Texas, by contrast, applying its Lennie Small criteria, carried out not a single cognitive assessment of Wilson. It adduced no evidence and requested no testimony. "

Shameful.

3 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Aug 7, 2012 7:36:01pm

Instead of a clinical or scientific approach, based on widely recognized tests set out by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Texas decided to go its own way.

It came up with a set of seven criteria, known as “Briseno factors” after the decision that announced them, to determine which prisoners with learning difficulties should live and which should die.

The determinants were posited around the character Lennie Small in Steinbeck’s 1937 novel Of Mice and Men.

This isn't...a joke?

I mean...it's a good novel...but...goddamn...what?

4 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Tue, Aug 7, 2012 8:40:24pm

re: #1 EiMitch

re: #2 jaunte

re: #3 SanFranciscoZionist

Texans would never let science get in the way of their Christian love of a good execution.

5 EiMitch  Tue, Aug 7, 2012 8:52:45pm

re: #4 LudwigVanQuixote

When it comes to killing someone, the ends justify the means. And if irony were made of strawberries, we'd all be drinking alot of smoothies.

6 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Aug 7, 2012 9:01:42pm

Would it help if someone pointed out that Steinbeck was a lefty propagandist?

7 Flavia  Wed, Aug 8, 2012 10:30:12am

re: #6 SanFranciscoZionist

Would it help if someone pointed out that Steinbeck was a lefty propagandist?

The sad, horrible fact is that it might!

& I now see why G-d lets us die. It's going to be tough living with the fact that I can't really do anything about how horrible all this is. It's a HUGE sign that the vicious polarization of this country has reached insane proportions.


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