As you know, Governor Jay Nixon (D) Could Care Less about whether "Black Lives Matter" to an All White Jury: Missouri Murders Another Black Man
The Death Penalty Not Punishment but Revenge. Civilization is Still Just an Idea. The death penalty is a form of violence committed through America's criminal justice system against mostly poor, non-whites. [MORE] "If murder is wrong, then whether it is committed by the man or by the society and its court, makes no difference. Killing certainly is a crime. The death penalty is a crime committed by the society against a single individual, who is helpless." [MORE]
More than half of the 3095 people on death row nationwide are people of color; 42% are African American. Prominent researchers have demonstrated that a defendant is more likely to get the death penalty if the victim is white than if the victim is black. The key decision makers in death penalty cases across the country are almost exclusively white. Despite decades of evidence showing that the administration of the death penalty is permeated with racial bias, white judges, prosecutors and lawmakers choose to ignore "race." The only purpose of race is to practice racism.
From [HERE] A Black man was executed Tuesday night for killing a white man in a fit of rage over child support payments 16 years ago. Andre Cole, 52, became the third convicted killer put to death this year in Missouri. His fate was sealed after the U.S. Supreme Court turned down several appeals, including one claiming Cole was mentally ill and unfit for execution.
Also Tuesday, racist suspect, Gov. Jay Nixon (Democrat) refused a clemency petition that raised concerns about the fact that Cole, who was black, was convicted and sentenced by an all-white jury. In six years as Missouri's Nixon has received 13 petitions for clemency from inmates facing the death penalty. He's turned down all but one, and he never explained that decision. Cole was the fourth black man executed in Missouri since September sentenced to death by an all-white jury for murdering a white victim. At least five other black men have similarly been convicted by all-white juries in Missouri and executed since 1989. [MORE] Racist suspect media have characterized Cole's all white jury as merely a coincidence [MORE] & definitely not apart of any white collective power system of racism.
A federal judge had agreed to halt the lethal injection of a Missouri death-row inmate, but the decision was quickly appealed by white prosecutors just hours ahead of the execution scheduled for Tuesday evening. US district judge Catherine Perry ruled late Monday that Cole was incompetent to be executed because of mental illness.
“He hears voices over the TV, over the prison intercom. Everywhere,” Cole’s attorney, Joseph Luby, told the Associated Press. He said Cole believes that Missouri governor Jay Nixon, prosecutors and others “are giving him messages about his case”.
Several outside groups, including the NAACP civil rights group and the American Civil Liberties Union, asked Nixon to stop the execution and appoint a board to examine concerns about racial bias in Missouri’s jury selection process. Cole, who is black, was convicted and sentenced by an all-white jury.
Prosecutors removed three black potential jurors from the pool of candidates, according to Cole’s supporters. Mittman said one black man was removed because he was divorced, but a white juror was not removed even though he was paying child support.