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Texas Governor Rick Perry Posthumously Exonerates Tim Cole, Wrongly Convicted

Texas Governor Posthumously Exonerates Tim Cole, Wrongly Convicted


A Lubbock police photo of Tim Cole's booking in April 1985. Lubbock Police Department, Courtesy Cole Family

During the past 11 years, [Rick] Perry, [Texas Governor] has presided over 238 executions, including the infamous case of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was put to death based on a dubious arson investigation. In a September debate, Perry famously said that he had lost no sleep over the possibility of an innocent man being executed on his watch.
Yet during his governorship, Texas has exonerated no fewer than 56 people. All had served years, sometimes decades, in prison; five were on death row

Perry made those remarks during an extraordinary ceremony


Added: Dec-17-2011 Occurred On: Dec-17-2011
By: HumanRightsAlert
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  • Comment of user 'Zardoz003' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
    • @Zardoz003

      Agreed. Check out this link I found looking into what you just mentioned.

      http://newyorkcourtcorruption.blogspot.com/2011/02/more-than-100-law-professors-want.html

      A picture of that fat, piece of shit traitor, Scalia.

      Corporations are not people!

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    • @Zardoz003

      Sadly the House is overseen by the Repubs, so no impeachment of Thomas is to be seen during this term.

      Our Supreme court has sold out the American people in favor of non entity corporations. History will tell the sad tale of this Supreme court.

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    • @Zardoz003


      Impeachment is a two-step process; the impeachment phase is similar to a Grand Jury hearing, where charges (called "articles of impeachment") are presented and the House of Representatives determines whether the evidence is sufficient to warrant a trial. If the House vote passes by a simple majority, the defendant is "impeached," and proceeds to trial in the Senate.

      The House of Representatives indicts the accused on articles of impeachment, and, if impeached, More..

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  • I'm sure he's relieved about his exhoneration..

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  • Tim Cole was not exectued. Tim Cole died from an asthma attack whilst serving 14 years of a 25 year sentence.

    I'm sorry but mistakes do happen, which is why if you want to pardon someone posthumously, than you start with Cameron Todd Willingham. Cameron Todd Willingham was put to death by the state of Texas in which Rick Perry was governor, for a crime that he did not commit. No, Rick Perry. No. You start with Cameron Todd Willingham a man convicted with junk science. A man, just like Tim More..

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    • @Jukamatuka just because i cba to google, details please.

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    • @youpube

      Try these links:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameron_Todd_Willingham

      http://camerontoddwillingham.com/

      Cameron Todd Willingham was convicted because of junk arson science. Even after questions into the arson investigation was brought into light the courts ignored it as new evidence. Cameron Todd Willingham was executed in 2004, long after arson investigation has changed. If anything his sentence should have been commuted to life in prison. The junk arson science used to convi More..

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  • I find it hard to believe, Gov Rick Perry being a low life piece of shit.

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  • Everyone involved should be tried for murder, governor, attorney general, prosecutor, executioner, warden of the prison, ect. anyone who could have stopped it but didn't should be tried and executed if found guilty. that would put some responsibility back into the justice system if people in power were held accountable for shit they do.

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  • Rick Perry is a devout Christian. Which part of "thou shalt not kill" doesn't he understand.

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  • What would Jesus do, Texas Jesus dun just lynch em.

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