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Date: 12 Jun 2000
Jasper, I was referring to a news article about the new discussion of the Death Penalty after the problems in Illinois and the success of Project Innocence.
It seems that many Governors are seeing the benefit ( politically and morally) of putting a temporary Stop to the death penalty til these things are settled. Also to see to it that in all and every "ify" cases, DNA cases, and others to see to it all avenues are explored before the death penalty is carried out.
If the guy in Texas's DNA turns out to be negative, all hell will break out. I'm afraid, though, if it is positive, there will be a set back.
I am for the death penalty but only in cases where they are absolutely sure that the person is in fact the killer. Now, that DNA is so available, it should be used every time it is available.
Well, it seems that many governors when approached have gladly gone along with a temporary stop to the death penalities (executions) until the DNA testing is complete and positive in the case.
However, Governor DAvis of California where 12,000 cases are pending for possible "framing", has REFUSED to do so. He refuses to stop--even temorarily carrying out the death penalty.
The great "liberal" governor of California whose supporters think so very highly of and actually think he is going (along with Locklar) is going to HELP OJ. (don't hold your breath) is a holdout for a stop on carrying out the death penalty.
I have heard (read) that he has Tremendous Financial Support from the PPL and other police support groups. Can anybody confirm this?