Race no factor
Fri Nov 22, 2013 05:54

To show how much race was not a part of any of these cases, all six of those cases were given new punishment phase trials, all six returned with unanimous death penalties, requiring a 72-0 vote (12 jurors, 6 trials), which all tolled, old trials and new, 156 jurors all found for death in these 7 cases, EVEN though a death sentence is, by far, the most difficult sanction to get, each case, individually, requiring the jurors to vote against the defendant/murderer with 48 votes in order to give a death sentence, yet the defendant/murderer only needing 1 vote to avoid a death sentence, meaning, in those 13 trials there were 624 juror votes againt the defendant/murderer and 0 for them.

Which tells us that race was not a factor in any of those 6 cases, just as the facts in the Buck case, tell us that race was never a factor in his, either.

Texas Death Penalty Procedure

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    • Race no factor — Dudley Sharp, Fri Nov 22 05:54
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