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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Texas, which leads the nation in carrying out the death penalty, has executed the 400th person since the state resumed capital punishment in 1982.</td>
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Wow! Texas must be <i>such</i> a safe place now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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If it worked they'd only have to do it once. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:
 

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I'm not sure quite how I personally feel about the death penalty, but it does seem quite a bit fishy that executions in Texas take place four more times as often as they do in any other state.
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>kama'aina mama</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/8977920"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Gosh, a black man executed in Texas. What are the odds of that, huh?</div>
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Might want to check this information out.<br><br><a href="http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/article.php?scid=5&did=184" target="_blank">http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/arti...scid=5&did=184</a><br><br>
RACE OF DEFENDANTS EXECUTED IN THE U.S. SINCE 1976<br><br>
BLACK 371 34%<br>
HISPANIC 75 7%<br>
WHITE 622 57%<br>
OTHER 24 2%<br><br>
Texas<br>
total 379<br>
black 135<br>
white 183<br>
latino 57<br>
asian 2<br>
Native American 2<br><br>
CURRENT U.S. DEATH ROW POPULATION BY RACE<br><br>
BLACK 1,397 41.7%<br>
HISPANIC 359 10.7%<br>
WHITE 1,517 45.3%<br>
OTHER 77 2.3%<br><br>
Not as much of a race thing as you want to make it out to be.
 

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Texas population census, circa 2000:<br><br>
White 71%<br>
Black/African-American 11.5%<br>
Latino/Hispanic of any race: 32%<br><br>
From:<br><a href="http://www2.census.gov/geo/maps/special/profile2k/TX_2K_Profile.pdf" target="_blank">http://www2.census.gov/geo/maps/spec...2K_Profile.pdf</a><br><br>
Current Death Row Populations by Race in Texas (from nuttinhny's link):<br><br>
Total: 393<br><br>
Black/African-American 161<br>
White: 121<br>
Latino/Hispanic of any race: 107<br><br>
By the stats above (even those in the link provided by you), it is not as little a race thing as you may want it to be, to make it out to be, nuttinhny
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>RowansDad</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/8978456"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Texas population census, circa 2000:<br><br>
White 71%<br>
Black/African-American 11.5%<br>
Latino/Hispanic of any race: 32%<br><br>
From:<br><a href="http://www2.census.gov/geo/maps/special/profile2k/TX_2K_Profile.pdf" target="_blank">http://www2.census.gov/geo/maps/spec...2K_Profile.pdf</a><br><br>
Current Death Row Populations by Race in Texas (from nuttinhny's link):<br><br>
Total: 393<br><br>
Black/African-American 161<br>
White: 121<br>
Latino/Hispanic of any race: 107<br><br>
By the stats above (even those in the link provided by you), it is not as little a race thing as you may want it to be, to make it out to be, nuttinhny</div>
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touche<br>
I did not look at or think of population. I guess I am just sick to death of everything on here being turned into a race issue. It isn't always about race, and I think this time it isn't either. It's about the torture they call a death penalty.
 

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<a href="http://www.aclu.org/capital/unequal/10389pub20030226.html" target="_blank">http://www.aclu.org/capital/unequal/...b20030226.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/article.php?scid=5&did=184" target="_blank">http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/arti...scid=5&did=184</a><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">The Death Penalty Information Center reports the following:<br>
Nationally, over 80% of murder victims in cases resulting in an execution were White, even though only 50% of murder victims generally are White<br>
96% of states conducting reviews of race and the death penalty have discovered a pattern of either race-of-victim or race-of-defendant discrimination, or both<br>
98% of the Chief district attorneys in death penalty states are White<br>
A Philadelphia study found that Blacks received the death penalty at a 38% higher rate than others when comparing similar defendants and similar crimes<br>
A North Carolina study found that the odds of receiving a death sentence rose by 3.5 times among those defendants whose victims were White</td>
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<a href="http://racerelations.about.com/od/thehierarchyofrace/i/deathpenalty.htm" target="_blank">http://racerelations.about.com/od/th...athpenalty.htm</a>
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>kama'aina mama</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/8978706"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">If you think the death penalty has nothing to do with race you simply aren't paying attention.</div>
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then I guess I am not paying attention. I look at the person, not the color.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">touche<br>
I did not look at or think of population. I guess I am just sick to death of everything on here being turned into a race issue. It isn't always about race, and I think this time it isn't either. It's about the torture they call a death penalty.</div>
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The death penalty and how it is applied is a race issue, it is not some freaks on MDC turning it into one, it <b>IS</b> a race issue. Trying to pretend it is not just makes it worse.
 

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Now if everyone is done jumping down my throat for speaking my mind, can we get back to the issue at hand? The death penalty. Or are we having fun picking on the person who rarely ever posts for this very reason. I admitted my wrong but everyone just keeps piling on to add more insult. Are we having fun yet?<br>
Freaks on MDC? Who said there were freaks on MDC? I certainly don't see myself as a freak nor any of the other mamas here. To each there own I guess.<br>
And no Kama I don't particularly enjoy the world I live in, but since it's all we have, I make the best of it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">If it worked they'd only have to do it once. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:</div>
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You'd think.....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>kama'aina mama</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/8982545"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Disagreeing with you isn't picking on you.</div>
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agreed, and certainly no more jumping down a persons throat than dismissive blanket statements like <b><span style="color:#0000FF;">I am just sick to death of everything on here being turned into a race issue</span></b>
 

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Well, the death penalty does guarantee no repeat offenders.<br><br>
Mr. Connor's victims families can rest knowing the murderer of their loved ones will never cause heartache to someone else.<br><br>
I shed no tears at his death, I have not a single feeling about this worthless killer.<br><br>
I think of the innocents he killed in cold blood and I feel for them.
 
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