Death Penalty Costs: California

NOTE: Clark is a Calif. ACLU activist and The California Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice’s (CCFAJ) is a Calif. government commission.
Clark’s/CCFAJ’s cost review is wildly inaccurate and misleading. I doubt that there is any more veracity to the death row costs than with their lifer cost evaluations. None of Clark/CCFAJ’s numbers can be relied upon.
Clark/CCFAJ says: “In total, California’s death penalty system costs taxpayers $137 million per year. Contrast that with just $11 million per year if we replace the death penalty with permanent imprisonment.”

Troy Davis: misleading anti death penalty campaign

Based upon the evidence presented in the June, 2010 hearing, it was clear that the federal district court would rule against Davis and that SCOTUS would not intervene.
This shouldn’t have come as a surprise to anyone who knew the facts of the case.
Anti death penalty folks, were, of course, fed a bunch of nonsense by their leadership and they simply accepted it.
1) Debunking the Myths Surrounding The Murder of Officer Mark MacPhail Sr. and the Conviction of Troy Anthony Davis”
2) Innocence claims will offer no reprieve for Troy Davis
Dudley Sharp, 6/25/10
Based upon the media reports, alone, of the two day hearing of June 2010, just as I suspect Davis’ attorneys have known all along, the appellate case cannot prevail in overturning the findings that Troy
Davis is guilty of the murder of Police Officer Mark Allen MacPhail.
What happened in the two day hearing was very ordinary, if you are aware of anti death penalty nonsense. (1)

Does Forensic Science Comm. have any jurisdiction in Willingham case?

Regarding the jurisdiction, by time, of the Texas Forensic Science Commission in the Willingham case:
It seems clear that the TFSC has no jurisdiction in this case. But, that is why we have AG opinions.
The question in not why the TFSC has submitted questions to the Texas AG for his opinion, now, but why and how the TFSC could have spent all of the time, money and other resources on the Willingham case, without being responsible enough to get an opinion from the AG, prior to all of those expenditures.

Nicarico statement on death penalty ban

Pat and Tom Nicarico, whose 10-year-old daughter Jeanine was abducted from their Naperville home and killed in 1983, are among those urging the Illinois Senate and Gov. Pat Quinn not to follow suit with the House’s vote to abolish the death penalty. Jeanine’s killer, Brian Dugan, was sentenced to death in 2009.
The Nicaricos issued the following statement on the (Illinois) House vote (to repeal the death penalty):

A response to the Dallas Morning News’ “Editorial: Death penalty debate needs forum” (1).

The community used to have a forum. It was known as the Fourth Estate.
Everyone in the death penalty debate, inclusive of the Dallas Morning News, knows how the anti death penalty folks have so distorted the meaning of exonerated, as to mask its real meaning.
The 138 exonerated from death row, a Death Penalty Information Center deception, has been widely and freely dissenminated by media throughout the world, for over a decade, not because it is true, but only in service to the anti death penalty movement, for which the DMN, as others, has sacrificed their Fourth Estate soul.