09 December 2005

And now for something completely different: an Innocent Black Man on Death Row!


As we count down the nanoseconds to the state-sanctioned extermination of
Tookie Williams at San Quentin, yet another disgustingly racist and unjust
death-penalty case is starting to come to light. Suprisingly, this one happened in Mississippi.

Via TheAgitator.com:

Let's summarize: Cops mistakenly break down the door of a sleeping man, late at night, as part of drug raid. Turns out, the man wasn't named in the warrant, and wasn't a suspect. The man, frigthened for himself and his 18-month old daughter, fires at an intruder who jumps into his bedroom after the door's been kicked in. Turns out that the man, who is black, has killed the white son of the town's police chief. He's later convicted and sentenced to death by a white jury. The man has no criminal record, and police rather tellingly changed their story about drugs (rather, traces of drugs) in his possession at the time of the raid.

The story gets more bizarre from there.

The story is here.
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