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Urgent: Need 2 read by 9/14

Postby Twain Shakespeare » 14 Sep 2011, 03:25

To all my friends, aquaintances, and readers among the Debunking skeptics and believers, even if you are not Texans.

Steven Woods, my friend on Death row, has had his appeal denied.

http://www.facebook.com/#!/SaveStevenWoods

Hey people. Keep calling Gov. Perry's office and leave messages till it opens at 8am ... the number is 512-463-2000 . Bear with the propaganda and leave a message.
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Re: Urgent: Need 2 read by 9/14

Postby Twain Shakespeare » 14 Sep 2011, 03:55

Execution is scheduled today
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Re: Urgent: Need 2 read by 9/14

Postby ProfWag » 14 Sep 2011, 08:52

From what I've read on him, he is/was possibly a Satanist, animal abuser, white supremist, a thief, a drug dealer, and was involved in the murder of someone else a couple years earlier. Oh, and it seems he has a lot of "friends." Something about this makes me go, hmmmmm."
Update: Not sure why you wanted us to read this by 9/14 as it looks like 6:22 p.m. on 9/13 was his final breath.
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Re: Urgent: Need 2 read by 9/14

Postby Arouet » 14 Sep 2011, 09:11

Well, looks like they executed him. Was he really your friend Twain? Or just interested in the case?
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Re: Urgent: Need 2 read by 9/14

Postby Twain Shakespeare » 14 Sep 2011, 10:14

Arouet wrote:Well, looks like they executed him. Was he really your friend Twain? Or just interested in the case?



FB friend, plus I loathe that mass murderer Perry. I am opposed to the death penalty because I would not trust myself not to give it in certain circumstances. Knowing I have vengence and hatred in my heart, I do not fundamentally trust anyone to administer it, especially that thrill killer Perry

Aside from fundamental principles, Woods is plausibly the most attractive of the men Perry plans to kill this month, Prof, Arouet. I don't know how much more of this I can take, but this is something I feel the need to fight.

Steve, rather he was a mastermind or bystander, did not kill anyone himself. The others include one of the men from Jasper who dragged a black man by chains from his truck for three miles. Unless the case is more outrageous than Steve's, I will probably not make such an apperal again. Thanx for your concern, Arouet, and for your honest interest, prof. I must cry now
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Re: Urgent: Need 2 read by 9/14

Postby Arouet » 14 Sep 2011, 10:31

I'm against the death penalty too - not because I don't think some people deserve to die - but for cases like this one. It very well may be that he was the mastermind. Or he might not have been. Giving him life would give him the opportunity to keep on fighting his case - win or lose. And there certainly seems room for doubt here.

The problem with the death penalty is that its too easy to make a mistake.

And frankly: life in solitary confinement is a far worse penalty than death.
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Re: Urgent: Need 2 read by 9/14

Postby Twain Shakespeare » 14 Sep 2011, 13:41

Arouet wrote:I'm against the death penalty too - not because I don't think some people deserve to die - but for cases like this one. It very well may be that he was the mastermind. Or he might not have been. Giving him life would give him the opportunity to keep on fighting his case - win or lose. And there certainly seems room for doubt here.

The problem with the death penalty is that its too easy to make a mistake.

And frankly: life in solitary confinement is a far worse penalty than death.



That is my logical reason, ambiguity and human error will result in error, not to mention human malice, which I recognize as the motive in myself that would make me vote for death, or rather, keep me from it. I'll be honest, and admit one reason I have eschewed violence so thoroughly is I fear my own rat brain capacity and desire for it.

As for life in solitary, I might prefer that to being in the company of thieves, murderers and colored people imprisoned to keep them off the streets, then brutalized...but why go on? It is the 3rd millenium and we are all barbarians.
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Re: Urgent: Need 2 read by 9/14

Postby ProfWag » 14 Sep 2011, 21:54

Twain Shakespeare wrote: Thanx for your concern, Arouet, and for your honest interest, prof. I must cry now

Uhm, I'm not sure what to say. Sorry for your loss? :?
I guess I can't have the same feelings you do about people on death row and the death sentence. I mean, the guy's had 8 years to prove he wan't involved (even though he did admit involvement and according to the law, that's the same punishment regardless if he pulled the trigger or just helped).
Although I don't have a problem with capital punishment, I do think they would better serve humanity if they became testers for experimental drugs. But hey, that's just me.
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Postby Arouet » 15 Sep 2011, 05:01

Yeah, Twain, don't want to belittle your grief - but this guy still seems to have been a pretty bad dude- a drug dealer that very well may have set this guy up to be killed, possibly to cover up another killing, if the article I read was accurate. It's a dangerous life, even if you are not caught. I don't know about you, but I don't have a crazy amount of compassion for drug dealers (though I do think some drugs such as marajuana should be legalized, or at least decriminalized). Listen, you feel for who you feel, but there may be others who are worth more of your tears!
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