The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

To Quote Inspector Harry Callahan …

Posted on | May 7, 2013 | 7 Comments

“Well, I’m all broken up about that man’s rights.”

Mississippi is set to execute a man Tuesday night without testing available DNA evidence from a hair sample in his case. ThinkProgress reported last week that a 5-4 court upheld the decision not to test the evidence, in spite of a prosecutor’s inconclusive logic linking the hair sample to Willie Jerome Manning simply because they were both deemed African American.

Readers of that Think Progress article might be under the impression that this was the only evidence in the case, or even that DNA was crucial to proving Manning’s guilt. Wrong:

Manning was handed two death sentences for the slayings of Jon Steckler and Tiffany Miller, whose bodies were discovered in rural Oktibbeha County on Dec. 11, 1992. Each was shot to death and Miller’s car was missing. The vehicle was found the next morning.
Prosecutors said Manning was arrested after he tried to sell some items belonging to the victims.

So, Steckler and Miller were shot to death, and Manning was in possession of items stolen from the murder victims — two students at Mississippi State University, ages 22 and 19.

It is interesting how the victims of murder seem to magically disappear whenever liberals are arguing about death penalty cases. More than 20 years after Steckler and Miller were murdered, the man convicted of murdering them is still alive, but liberals would have you believe that the killer is the real victim, as if the deaths of Steckler and Miller never happened. Only criminals have “rights,” according to liberals.

“Well, I’m all broken up about that man’s rights.”



7 Responses to “To Quote Inspector Harry Callahan …”

  1. joethefatman
    May 7th, 2013 @ 9:39 am

    Firing squad. I would say hang him, but someone would probably take that as saying “lynch him” and the race card would be trotted out. I wonder how many times DNA has “cleared” a convict only to have that convict actually be guilty in the first place.

  2. CrustyB
    May 7th, 2013 @ 11:23 am

    “…simply because they were both deemed African American.”

    What? This makes it sound like the judge said, “I deem you, African American!”

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  4. The Political Hat
    May 7th, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

    When imposing the ultimate sanction, I have little problem with granting a DNA test. Sometimes the death penalty is necessary, but we should be darned sure about it before it is imposed.

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