Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Update on Kenneth Foster

I have no idea if anyone reads this blog or not. But if anyone does, I want to be sure to say that Kenneth Foster (see posting about him a few back) was not executed. His sentence was commuted at the last minute, give or take an hour, by the Governor of Texas. As one of his supporters said, he was sentenced to die under a law that is essentially, "like punishing someone for not being psychic." (Quote from University of Texas Professor Dana Cloud.)

This doesn't let Texas off the hook as having a dreadful attitude towards people convicted of crimes most other states view as non-capital. But it is a step in the right direction.

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