Friday, March 21, 2008

More Death, Give Me More Death

A few days ago, the Georgia House passed a bill that would have allowed judges to impose the death penalty if 10 out of 12 jurors rendered a guilty capital murder verdict.

Now never mind the pesky American notion that verdicts should be unanimous. That's just oh, so Old Mutual...
House Majority Whip Barry Fleming (R-Harlem), who is running for Congress onto [another bill].
That's right, boys and girls; there are elections to be won, after all.

Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed one day later. In a strong rebuke to the lower chamber, the Senate rejected the House bill by 44-7.

But this reproach may be only temporary. As some will recall, Georgia is the very same state that thinks it's just peachy to execute an innocent man.

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