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  •  YES to abolition of the death penalty... (5+ / 0-)

    ...I MIGHT start to believe in the death penalty when I see a rich white man get executed, until then all bets are off.

    "...if my thought-dreams could be seen, they'd probably put my head in a guillotine...." {-8.13;-5.59}

    by lams712 on Mon Jul 16, 2007 at 12:04:13 PM PDT

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    •  how about a rich black man (3+ / 0-)
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      Mike Erwin, wiscmass, lemming22

      basically, the wealthy, no matter what race, tend to do better under our system than the poor and less educated. OJ Simpson fared better, despite reems of evidence against him than most average Joe, or less than average Joe, white defendants.

      •  Of course.... (3+ / 0-)
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        Mike Erwin, Pozzo, wiscmass

        ....my snark was just to point out that race and class have more to do with one getting the death penalty than anything else.

        "...if my thought-dreams could be seen, they'd probably put my head in a guillotine...." {-8.13;-5.59}

        by lams712 on Mon Jul 16, 2007 at 12:13:24 PM PDT

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