Tag: jurors

Let’s look at the death penalty again

I have been bothered by the death of Troy Davis. What the hell? There was an opportunity for those who love life… I keep thinking about this case. Why did this guy “have to” die? Where was the governor of Georgia? Could Mr. Davis been pardoned? Where was the president? No one could have saved this man? From NYT Editorial: As the unconscionable execution of Troy Davis in Georgia last week underscores, the court has failed because it is impossible to succeed at this task. The death penalty is grotesque and immoral and should be repealed. The court’s 1976 framework for

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Rod is found guilty, again

The question was never whether Rod Blagojevich was guilty but how long he could stay out of jail. The answer to the “stay out of jail” question is not much longer. From the Chicago Tribune: A federal jury today convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich on 17 of 20 counts, finding he brazenly abused the powers of his office in a series of attempted shakedowns captured on undercover government recordings. Blagojevich showed no reaction as the jury announced their decisions. Once the verdicts were read, he sat back in his chair with his lips pursed, looked toward his wife Patti and whispered,

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Tom DeLay is found guilty

For years now I’ve had to put up with conservatives telling me that former House #2 Republican leader, Tom DeLay, had done nothing wrong. Well, a jury in Texas seems to disagree. I know that many people are rejoicing right now. I wish they wouldn’t. I will not rejoice at another man’s downfall. It seemed to me that Tom DeLay knew where the boundaries were and stepped all over those boundaries. (Look for conservatives to attack the jury. Soon we will know how many Republicans and how many Democrats were on the jury. There will be cries about how “liberal” the

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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