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Politics in Wisconsin as they roll up to every level... and some other thoughts that may cross my mind are explored here from my lefty point of view. My values shape my opinions. You'll always find them in here. Let's have some fun exploring why Liberal values are American values!

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(The watercolor is called Magnolia Tree for Momma, by Audrey Crawford)

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Horror of Horrors... "I Didn't Do It"

A Texas inmate killed himself today just hours before his execution. As my friend Grits writes:

Those were the words scrawled by Texas death row inmate Michael Johnson in his own blood as he committed suicide by cutting his own throat just hours before his execution. If true, this was an almost unfathomable tragedy. Johnson was scheduled to die at 6 a.m. this morning. He was 29 years old.

Another man, David Vest, originally confessed to the 1995 killing but later testified against Johnson in exchange for a lighter sentence. Johnson always contended the snitch was the real shooter. Mr. Vest has completed his 8-year prison sentence and is now free.

I can't imagine a more horrible tragedy...

PLEASE make it a point to go to the polls on November 7th to vote NO, so we don't have this happen in Wisconsin. It's bad no matter where this brutal law exists. We just don't need this...

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