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White supremacist who lynched black man in Texas executed

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By Brendan O'Brien

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I'm sorry it took so long for this incredibly evil man to be executed.

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kindled memories of the era of racist lynchings of African-Americans in the South.

White supremacists continue their attempts to increase racial tensions. The thought of equality must frighten many of them who think equality means they're no longer the 'superior' race.

It's hideous that America's bigots seem to be getting bolder while Trump's in office. And that they're getting assistance from 'abroad'. (Didn't Rudy G. say asking the Russians for help was OK? What does that say about Rudy G and others in Trump7s bund?)

Kremlin-sponsored bot-farms and Twitter trolls will surely try to aggravate America’s racial tensions, undermine respect for our democratic institutions, and sow doubt about the legitimacy of our elections through a “messaging campaign.” But our sitting president does all those things — exponentially more effectively — through his Twitter feed on a near-daily basis. http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/04/trump-russia-interference-2020-election-security.html

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While I condemn capital punishment his crime was horrendous and unacceptable.

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We all need to be protected from these abonamtions, a life in confinement seems more than fair. Don't need to kill anyone, to teach don't kill? growing old in a institution extends the punishment not end it. After a life time in jail that smug smirk will turn upside down.

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I'm 66 and never been in favor of the death penalty, but every so often an execution comes along that doesn't bother me too much. This is such a case.

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Hopefully he has been give a fair trial and all the facts are known. This happened before everyone carried a video camera so there is definitely some doubt that he did it. After all no one can be 100% sure without video evidence and facial recognition or DNA evidence.

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This horrendous crime wasn't for no reason, it was purely because the victim was black who was tortured and killed by white suprematists.

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While I condemn capital punishment his crime was horrendous and unacceptable.

We all need to be protected from these abonamtions, a life in confinement seems more than fair. Don't need to kill anyone, to teach don't kill? growing old in a institution extends the punishment not end it. After a life time in jail that smug smirk will turn upside down.

Cricky and Zichi - 100% agree.

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Hopefully he has been give a fair trial and all the facts are known. This happened before everyone carried a video camera so there is definitely some doubt that he did it. After all no one can be 100% sure without video evidence and facial recognition or DNA evidence

He’s been found guilty beyond all reasonable doubt. Meaning that the doubt you are attempting to cast on it has already been considered, and found not to be reasonable.

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Hate crimes are on the rise, we need to focus on stopping the next murder before it happens... Step one, vote Trump and his White Nationalist allies out of office.

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Prosecutors said the men dragged him behind their 1982 Ford pickup truck for 3 miles (5 km) before dumping his body in front of an African-American church.

Seems like that would be a fitting punishment for this crime. He's gone now. That is good.

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