Perry On Death Penalty During The Debate

  • That cheering from the crowd is bizarre. Just bizarre.
  • Texas has a "thoughtful" process before the death penalty is imposed? Thoughtful? Well, I'll shut up then. 
  • And you "will" face the ultimate penalty in Texas if you commit capital murder? Well, that is if the DA decides to seek the death penalty -- his discretion and no one else's. And there are no legislative standards to aid or guide him in his decision. 
  • Sixteen states have now banned the death penalty. 
  • And a quick bit of research shows that Texas juries aren't adding (or DA's aren't seeking) people to death row like they used to: