An expert witness testified Duane Buck’s skin color makes him dangerous.
If you’re like me, then you probably think the death sentence is sketchy at best and more likely totally corrupt and discriminatory. If so, then this article will help you with having actual facts when confronting death penalty supporters. If you’re not like me, then you probably believe the dubious argument that the threat of the death penalty is a deterrent. Or you’re just vengeful and cynical, and believe that we can somehow control the overall distribution of “fairness” in the universe. Even if we could, I still wouldn’t support the death penalty, because revenge does more harm to those who seek it than those who deserve it.
It’s no great wonder that society these days (and, well, all days in every age) is pretty messed up. A so-called “expert” who believes that skin color is related to crime probably also believes butterflies in Asia caused hurricane Katrina, or rather that gay butterflies in Asia did…
There is no reason to continue support for the death penalty. It’s cruel and unusual and not applied fairly. Stop the discrimination and the violence.