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In other news, conservatives love the death penalty

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I don’t know if this is the most important reason why…

Black defendants facing trial in Houston – the death penalty capital of America – are more than three times as likely to face a possible death sentence than whites, new academic research has revealed.

The study, by a criminologist at the University of Maryland, exposes the extent of racial discrimination inherent in the administering of capital punishment in Harris County, the ground zero of the death penalty in the US. The county, which incorporates Houston, Texas‘s largest city, has carried out 116 executions in the modern era – more than any entire state in the union apart from Texas itself.

…perhaps they just consider that a bonus.

This is hardly the first finding of race discrimination in regard to punishment ever conducted.  Two years ago studies of the disproportionate use of the death penalty against African Americans ultimately led to its ban in Illinois.

Further, the depressing thing about this latest study is that other studies of the death penalty have shown African-Americans have had death penalty cases at rates significantly higher than whites for years and it is not showing much improvement.

Of course, other than those states, like Illinois, that have banned it.

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In 1949, I decided to wrestle professionally, starting my career in Texas. In my debut, I defeated Abe Kashey, with former World Heavyweight boxing Champion Jack Dempsey as the referee. In 1950, I captured the NWA Junior Heavyweight title. In 1953, I won the Chicago version of the NWA United States Championship. I became one of the most well-known stars in wrestling during the golden age of television, thanks to my exposure on the Dumont Network, where I wowed audiences with my technical prowess. I was rumored to be one of the highest paid wrestlers during the 1950s, reportedly earning a hundred thousand dollars a year. My specialty was "the Sleeper Hold" and the founding of modern, secular, Turkey.

Oops, sorry, that's the biography of Verne Gagne with a touch of Mustafa Kemal.

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