Thursday, August 30, 2007

Good frikkin' Grief!

There are so very many things to say "good fucking grief" about these days. But this one takes the proverbial cake.

Texas Man Set to Die for Role in Murder

Kennth Foster, a Co-Conspirator in a Brutal Assault, Will Be Executed Today
LIVINGSTON, Texas -- Aug. 30, 2007

Condemned prisoner Kenneth Foster acknowledges he and his "knucklehead" friends were up to no good as he drove them around San Antonio in a rental car and robbed at least four people 11 years ago.

"It was wrong," Foster, 30, said recently from death row. "I don't want to downplay that. I was wrong for that. I was too much of a follower. I'm straight up about that."

Their robbery spree, while they were all high on alcohol and marijuana, turned deadly when Foster followed Michael LaHood Jr., and his girlfriend to LaHood's home about 2 a.m. Aug. 15, 1996. One of Foster's passengers, Mauriceo Brown, jumped out, walked up to LaHood, demanded his wallet and car keys, then opened fire when LaHood, 25, couldn't produce them. LaHood, shot through the eye, died instantly.

Brown and Foster, tried together, were convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death. Foster is set to die Thursday evening, 13 months after Brown, 31, was strapped to the same death chamber gurney in Huntsville for lethal injection.


WTF????? I knew Texan officials liked to kill people but this is just beyond my belief!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

I didn't realize he was a rocker...

Oh, wait, he's not.

Thanks to Blue Gal for posting this so I could enjoy it and share it further.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

WTF is going on here?

Gonzales to Get Power In Death Penalty Cases

Rules Would Expand Fast-Track Authority

By Dan Eggen
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, August 15, 2007; Page A02

Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, under political siege for his handling of the U.S. attorney firings and other issues, is to get expanded powers to hasten death penalty cases under regulations being developed by the Justice Department.

The rules would give Gonzales the authority to approve "fast-track" procedures by states in death penalty cases, enabling them to carry out sentences more speedily and with fewer opportunities for appeal if those states provide adequate representation for capital defendants.

(cont'd at link above)

Let me see if I have this right. In today's Washington DC, the more you seem to be doing wrong, the more authority you get. The worse your job performance, the greater your reward.

I am beyond outrage. I've come full circle all the way to baffled.