Texan Justice: A Crapshoot

The Associated Press reports that the state of Texas most likely executed an innocent man for setting a fire that killed his three  young children. The conviction of Cameron Todd Willingham was based on a shoddy arson report that was "nothing more than a collection of personal beliefs that have nothing to do with science-based fire investigation." Mr. Willingham maintained his innocence up to his execution. In a footnote to the article, Ernest Ray Willis was set free after 17 years on death row for an arson conviction. A federal judge ruled that authorities concealed evidence and needlessly drugged him during trial.

Perhaps we should let Texas secede. It can go ahead and become its own third world nation without dragging America down with it.


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