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Sunday, April 30, 2017

RSN: Jelani Cobb | The Banal Horror of Arkansas's Executions

If you have a conscience, please read, think about it and SHARE. 
This is not about freeing people. This is about not executing those who may have had poor defense counsel or witnesses who lied. 


There is also a growing awareness that it is perhaps impossible to create a justice system that both executes criminals and avoids killing innocents. The sclerotic appeals process insures that years, if not decades, will pass before the condemned meet their state-authored fate. But streamlining the process only increases the likelihood that innocent people will die. Since 1973, a hundred and fifty-eight inmates on death row have been exonerated of the crimes for which they were sent there. A prisoner in Ohio named Ricky Jackson spent thirty-nine years on death row before a key witness admitted to lying in the testimony that led to his conviction. Jackson is alive solely because of the inefficiency of the system that sought to kill him.

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FOCUS: Jelani Cobb | The Banal Horror of Arkansas's Executions 
Jack Jones, left, and Marcel Williams. (photo: AP)
Jelani Cobb, New York Magazine
Cobb writes: "By the opaque reasoning of capital punishment, the state of Arkansas grew some unknowable fraction safer last Monday evening, when Jack Jones, a fifty-two-year-old, overweight, hypertensive, diabetic amputee, was strapped to a gurney in the Cummins Unit prison and administered drugs to successively sedate him, impair his breathing, stop his heart, and kill him."

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