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miamizsun

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Posted: Nov 15, 2019 - 3:02pm

 SeriousLee wrote:
Done.
 
thanks folks

don't know the details, but looks like he got a stay
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Posted: Nov 11, 2019 - 3:16pm



 miamizsun wrote:

a case of an over-aggressive prosecutor?

New DNA Evidence Likely Exonerates a Texas Death Row Inmate. The Government Won't Test It.

Rodney Reed is set to die by lethal injection in less than two weeks.

Time is running out for Rodney Reed, a Texas man on death row who is scheduled to die on November 20. There are many reasons to doubt Reed's guilt, but the most glaring one is that several experts have concluded it's scientifically impossible. The state is set to execute Reed anyway.

Reed, who was convicted in 1998 for the murder of 19-year-old Stacey Stites, will be put to death by lethal injection in just under two weeks unless Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) intervenes. A group of bipartisan state legislators made their plea for a reprieve on Tuesday, asking for more time to review the mounting body of evidence that Reed did not kill Stites.

The Innocence Project, which is representing Reed, has reported on a litany of evidentiary and procedural problems that suggest Reed was convicted despite his innocence. Three forensic experts for the state filed formal affidavits explaining that the estimated time of death presented by prosecutors at trial was inaccurate, which "makes the timeline for Reed killing Stites implausible," the Innocence Project notes.

"The Texas Department of Public Safety (who employed the State's expert Karen Blakely), the Bode Cellmark Forensics Laboratory (who employed the State's retained expert Meghan Clement), and the State's forensic pathologist Dr. Roberto Bayardo, have all now acknowledged that the scientific opinions offered by the State to tie Mr. Reed to the murder were in error," Reed's 2018 appeal reads.

That appeal was denied.

if you're reading this, please take another 60 seconds and tell the gov to have a look

 
The murder was right here in Bastrop county, so it's been in the local news for years. I don't know if he did it or not, but I do know the system is hopelessly broken. See 'Michael Morton' and 'Cameron Todd Willingham' for other examples (among many, sadly). Mr. Morton spent 25 years on death row before DNA evidence cleared him. Mr. Willingham wasn't so lucky. Independent arson forensics, including a full-scale test burn, revealed the fire was caused by a space heater. Not arson. Too late for Mr. Willingham, however. He was executed before the arson investigators' testimony was debunked.
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Posted: Nov 8, 2019 - 10:41am



 miamizsun wrote:

a case of an over-aggressive prosecutor?

New DNA Evidence Likely Exonerates a Texas Death Row Inmate. The Government Won't Test It.

Rodney Reed is set to die by lethal injection in less than two weeks.

Time is running out for Rodney Reed, a Texas man on death row who is scheduled to die on November 20. There are many reasons to doubt Reed's guilt, but the most glaring one is that several experts have concluded it's scientifically impossible. The state is set to execute Reed anyway.

Reed, who was convicted in 1998 for the murder of 19-year-old Stacey Stites, will be put to death by lethal injection in just under two weeks unless Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) intervenes. A group of bipartisan state legislators made their plea for a reprieve on Tuesday, asking for more time to review the mounting body of evidence that Reed did not kill Stites.

The Innocence Project, which is representing Reed, has reported on a litany of evidentiary and procedural problems that suggest Reed was convicted despite his innocence. Three forensic experts for the state filed formal affidavits explaining that the estimated time of death presented by prosecutors at trial was inaccurate, which "makes the timeline for Reed killing Stites implausible," the Innocence Project notes.

"The Texas Department of Public Safety (who employed the State's expert Karen Blakely), the Bode Cellmark Forensics Laboratory (who employed the State's retained expert Meghan Clement), and the State's forensic pathologist Dr. Roberto Bayardo, have all now acknowledged that the scientific opinions offered by the State to tie Mr. Reed to the murder were in error," Reed's 2018 appeal reads.

That appeal was denied.

if you're reading this, please take another 60 seconds and tell the gov to have a look



 

Done.
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Posted: Nov 8, 2019 - 8:37am

 miamizsun wrote:

a case of an over-aggressive prosecutor?

New DNA Evidence Likely Exonerates a Texas Death Row Inmate. The Government Won't Test It.

Rodney Reed is set to die by lethal injection in less than two weeks.

Time is running out for Rodney Reed, a Texas man on death row who is scheduled to die on November 20. There are many reasons to doubt Reed's guilt, but the most glaring one is that several experts have concluded it's scientifically impossible. The state is set to execute Reed anyway.

Reed, who was convicted in 1998 for the murder of 19-year-old Stacey Stites, will be put to death by lethal injection in just under two weeks unless Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) intervenes. A group of bipartisan state legislators made their plea for a reprieve on Tuesday, asking for more time to review the mounting body of evidence that Reed did not kill Stites.

The Innocence Project, which is representing Reed, has reported on a litany of evidentiary and procedural problems that suggest Reed was convicted despite his innocence. Three forensic experts for the state filed formal affidavits explaining that the estimated time of death presented by prosecutors at trial was inaccurate, which "makes the timeline for Reed killing Stites implausible," the Innocence Project notes.

"The Texas Department of Public Safety (who employed the State's expert Karen Blakely), the Bode Cellmark Forensics Laboratory (who employed the State's retained expert Meghan Clement), and the State's forensic pathologist Dr. Roberto Bayardo, have all now acknowledged that the scientific opinions offered by the State to tie Mr. Reed to the murder were in error," Reed's 2018 appeal reads.

That appeal was denied.

if you're reading this, please take another 60 seconds and tell the gov to have a look



 
Abbott is a real piece of work...He's in a wheelchair and one of the first things he did was cut funding that would help disabled children.{#Stupid}
miamizsun

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Posted: Nov 8, 2019 - 8:18am

a case of an over-aggressive prosecutor?

New DNA Evidence Likely Exonerates a Texas Death Row Inmate. The Government Won't Test It.

Rodney Reed is set to die by lethal injection in less than two weeks.

Time is running out for Rodney Reed, a Texas man on death row who is scheduled to die on November 20. There are many reasons to doubt Reed's guilt, but the most glaring one is that several experts have concluded it's scientifically impossible. The state is set to execute Reed anyway.

Reed, who was convicted in 1998 for the murder of 19-year-old Stacey Stites, will be put to death by lethal injection in just under two weeks unless Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) intervenes. A group of bipartisan state legislators made their plea for a reprieve on Tuesday, asking for more time to review the mounting body of evidence that Reed did not kill Stites.

The Innocence Project, which is representing Reed, has reported on a litany of evidentiary and procedural problems that suggest Reed was convicted despite his innocence. Three forensic experts for the state filed formal affidavits explaining that the estimated time of death presented by prosecutors at trial was inaccurate, which "makes the timeline for Reed killing Stites implausible," the Innocence Project notes.

"The Texas Department of Public Safety (who employed the State's expert Karen Blakely), the Bode Cellmark Forensics Laboratory (who employed the State's retained expert Meghan Clement), and the State's forensic pathologist Dr. Roberto Bayardo, have all now acknowledged that the scientific opinions offered by the State to tie Mr. Reed to the murder were in error," Reed's 2018 appeal reads.

That appeal was denied.

if you're reading this, please take another 60 seconds and tell the gov to have a look



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Posted: Apr 30, 2014 - 5:27am

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Thanks Mary!

 
I've said it before: I have no words.
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Posted: Apr 30, 2014 - 5:15am

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Great Work America!!!   

 
Thanks Mary!
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Great Work America!!!   
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Posted: Sep 25, 2011 - 6:16pm

 hippiechick wrote:
Therapeutic counseling
 
Agreed.

Rape is a terrible crime, no matter who it is committed against.

Being an emotional crime, society must be very cautious when imposing penalties to see that justice is not just ice.


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Posted: Sep 25, 2011 - 6:05pm

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What kind of penalty do you think would be fair for someone who rapes animals?

 
 
Therapeutic counseling
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Posted: Sep 25, 2011 - 5:51pm

Until we have a just-ice system that makes no mistakes there shouldn't be death penalties. I seriously doubt the possibility of this kind of perfection, so I don't think a death penalty can ever be fair.

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Posted: Jul 21, 2011 - 8:11am

 Proclivities wrote:
I believe CC's comments were not in reference to this most recent execution; I think they were about the execution of Cameron Todd Willingham, which took place in 2004.
 
Yes, that is correct. The two most recent executions (one was last night), I feel a lot less conflicted about. I'm still against the death penalty, but I don't have a problem with those two scumbags being dead.

See, that's the thing. I don't have nearly as much problem with the MORALITY of executing people, although I respect and agree with many of those arguments. Like that pesky 'Christian compassion': our illustrious Governor apparently missed a few Bible Study classes.

My problem with capital punishment is in, sorry, the execution of justice. I am all for justice in the abstract, but the fact is, people make mistakes. Witness testimony is notoriously unreliable. HUNDREDS of people have been taken off Death Row by exculpatory evidence, most often DNA but witnesses also have recanted. The justice system is set up to get convictions, period. HOW they get convictions, well, that gets a little gray. And it's in that gray area where justice falls down. She is blind after all, she needs people to help her along.

Peace. We needz it.

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Posted: Jul 9, 2011 - 1:36pm

 Proclivities wrote:

I believe CC's comments were not in reference to this most recent execution; I think they were about the execution of Cameron Todd Willingham, which took place in 2004.

 
Oh. Oops. My bad.

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Posted: Jul 9, 2011 - 4:52am

 cc_rider wrote:
I firmly believe the State of Texas and Governor Rick Perry committed murder. What's worse, they show absolutely zero remorse about it.
 

 katzendogs wrote:

Perry wasn't the judge and jury. This kid was found with a 15" stick with a screw on the end in her vagina. what more do you want? He's dead and no one cares. I don't hear any family crying. No. I have no remorse. Nada. Zero. Zilch...
 
I believe CC's comments were not in reference to this most recent execution; I think they were about the execution of Cameron Todd Willingham, which took place in 2004.


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