Friday, August 31, 2007

FREE!! Well, somewhat.

Last night, an hour before Kenneth Foster, Jr, was scheduled to be executed, the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole ruled 6 to 1 in favor of clemency for Foster and Governor Rick Perry upheld the decision. This is significant because the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole, also known as the "round table of death," rarely if ever does so. It's not so much a victory for Foster who now gets to spend the rest of his life in prison, as it is a victory for the repudiation of the unjust law which put Foster on death row in the first place. Governor Perry went on to say that he's "concerned about Texas law that allowed capital murder defendants to be tried simultaneously." Just when you think sanity doesn't exist...

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