Nation sees steep fall in death sentences | Houston & Texas News | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle

I don’t know why I am concentrating on Texas this morning. Must be a low self-image.

So what is this “new” law down there that allows juries to consider life without parole as an option to execution? Do they mean that juries were not allowed to do that before? Anyway, there are fewer death sentences and that is a good thing.

There is a Mike Huckabee connection here. While Governor of Arkansas, Huckabee’s use of gubernatorial powers was said to cause juries to impose capital punishment, believing that a life without parole sentence could be easily overturned by the Governor.

Here is a link to the latest news on a downward trend in death sentences.

Nation sees steep fall in death sentences | Houston & Texas News | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle.

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About patlynch
I am a broadcaster in Arkansas, a former freelance writer and political columnist in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Writing Coach. Speaker. Director of the Christian Foundations for Ministry program, and presently enrolled in the Anglican School of Ministry Master of Ministry program.

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