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December 4, 2009

Distinct headlines report on 50th execution in United States in 2009

Texas completed late yesterday the 50th execution in the US in 2009, and this morning's news headlines reveal the different ways in which local and international media describe this event:

  • From the local AP here, "Texas executes killer of 11-year-old girl"
  • From The Gaurdian in the UK here, "Texas executes man at centre of mental disability row"
  • From the Sydney Morning News in Australia here, "Texas executes low-IQ convicted killer"

December 4, 2009 at 10:46 AM | Permalink

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I looks like the foreign press swallowed the nonsense peddled by the defense attorneys.

Posted by: federalist | Dec 4, 2009 10:48:37 AM

From the Sydney Morning News article: "Bobby Woods was sentenced to death in 1998 for the sexual assault, abduction and murder of an 11-year-old girl the previous year."

People like the barbarian federalist think that just because Bobby Woods had a, uh, bad day back in 1997, he deserved what he got. But the more enlightened know that, as the Sydney newspaper points out, it was all his lawyer's fault.

Of course some of it might have been the 11 year-old's fault too, for flaunting her.........doll.

No wonder abolitionists want to talk about the EU, et al., while keeping the actual individuals they would relieve of the jury's judgment far, far out of sight.

Posted by: Bill Otis | Dec 4, 2009 4:16:37 PM

OTOH, U.S. coverage of the case also was not all pro-execution.

Anyways, for SC nerds, we have the fact that Sotomayor is the only one listed on the three orders supporting a stay.

Posted by: Joe | Dec 5, 2009 4:59:39 PM

But doesn't everyone in Texas have a low IQ?

After all, Texas wouldn't have to execute someone if the Texans were civilized enough to follow the law as we do in the east?

Posted by: S.cotus | Dec 6, 2009 5:00:34 AM

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