Articles by Lester Jackson

The "Moderate Republican" Death Penalty Values of Justice Stevens - Part 2

ANY PORT IN A STORM TO SAVE A CAPITAL CONVICT Solicitude for Suffering Orphans Who Kill Their Parents. Stevens may not fret about torture and terror of rape and murder victims, but he gets positively apoplectic about discomforting condemned murderers. A victim Stev Read More

The "Moderate Republican" Death Penalty Values of Justice Stevens - Part 1

THE VITAL IMPORTANCE OF A JUSTICE'S VALUES Retiring Justice John Paul Stevens has long been the object of adulation. In 2005, President Ford said he was prepared for his presidency to be judged "exclusively" upon Stevens' 30-year record. In the dominant media narra Read More

The Sinister Secret of Abolitionists - Part 2

Continued from Part 1... NOTE: Page numbers and footnotes in brackets refer to documentation in the detailed paper downloadable here; those in parentheses refer to all other linked sources. What follows refers only to activists, advocates and government policy make Read More

The Sinister Secret of Abolitionists - Part 1

NOTE: Page numbers and footnotes in brackets refer to documentation in the detailed paper downloadable here; those in parentheses refer to all other linked sources. What follows refers only to activists, advocates and government policy makers (unaccountable judges; Read More

A Death Penalty Red Herring - Part 2

Continued from Part 1... NOTE: Page numbers and footnotes in brackets refer to documentation in the detailed paper downloadable here; those in parentheses refer to all other linked sources. "Second" Chance ImperfectionsOn November 9, the Supreme Court will be asked Read More

A Death Penalty Red Herring - Part 1

NOTE: Page numbers and footnotes in brackets refer to documentation in the detailed paper downloadable here; those in parentheses refer to all other linked sources. Dishonest death penalty opponents have made many false and inflated "exoneration" claims. But their Read More

The New York Times Again Cries Wolf - Part 2

NOTE: Bracketed page numbers and footnotes refer to documentation in the detailed paper downloadable here. Continued from Part 1... Dissents Presumably, what suddenly made the Cooper dissents newsworthy after 95 days was that the Times decided to do its own... Read More

The New York Times Again Cries Wolf - Part 1

NOTE: Bracketed page numbers and footnotes refer to documentation in the detailed paper downloadable here. "The State of California may be about to execute an innocent man."-- Judge William A. Fletcher, quoted with approval, NY Times, Aug. 14, 2009"This Man... Read More

Death Penalty Questions for Sotomayor

NOTE: Numbers in parentheses are pages and footnotes in the detailed paper downloadable here. The death penalty has received little attention in the Sotomayor debate. However, when a massive 707,000 homicides in 36 years (one every 27 minutes) result in... Read More

The Subversion of Capital Punishment

What they lack in popular support, death penalty opponents more than make up in tenacity, skill - and success. When a one-per-27 minutes, 36-year, 707,000 homicide holocaust results in 1,136 executions (0.16%), capital punishment has been all but abolished. What... Read More

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