Tuesday, December 1, 2009

29 Years on Death Row Is Not Cruel and Unusual If They Kill You In the End

Tennessee is set to kill Cecil Johnson, Jr. next week 29 years after they convicted him of a triple homicide.

There appears to be some doubt whether Mr. Johnson did the deed, and no doubt that the prosecution and police were engaged in misconduct and manipulation of so-called eyewitnesses.  Oh well, why let a little thing like doubt get in the way of a good state sanctioned killing.

Govenor Phil Bredesen has denied clemency.

For more on  the Johnson case:  http://www.tennessean.com/article/20091128/NEWS03/911280346/TN+killer+set+to+die+next+week+asks+for+stay+of+execution

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  1. Update: They killed Cecil Johnson in Tennessee early this morning: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20091201/NEWS03/91201074&SectionCat=NEWS16