The Campaign For DA


Machinery Of Death

Lt. Governor and shameless media ho David Dewhurst has been pimping for the cameras lately (I think I just called him a pimp and a ho in the same sentence). His new cause: Death for repeat sex offenders. We know that the penalty of death for the rape of an adult woman is unconstitutional as being "cruel and unusual punishment." See Coker v. Georgia, 433 U.S. 584 (1977)(I feel so smart when I can throw out Supreme Court citations). But no one knows whether Dewhurst's proposed legislation is constitutional. Then again, I now see the face of the black man on the news yesterday who was finally exonerated, thanks to DNA, from his Dallas conviction of raping a 12 year old boy.