“I think what it’s pointing to, after 30 years of practice on this, is that the sign under the Supreme Court ‘equal justice under the law’ – people don’t know how to apply it. And it’s left up to individuals. It’s left up to prosecutors. And we see how it pans out. We know that 8 out of every 10 people executed or on death row are there for killing white people, where when we kill people of color there doesn’t seem to be the same outrage of pressing for ultimate justice.”
I agree with y’all the death penalty is wrong because why make them die really quick when you can make them suffer for what they did?
The meaning of "capital murder" under the 1964 act was elucidated by the Supreme Court in the 1977 case of Noel and Marie Murray , convicted of capital murder after the 1975 shooting of a Garda, who was off duty and not in uniform, giving chase after they had robbed a bank. The court held that "capital murder" was a new offence, not merely a subtype of the existing common-law offence of murder; and that the Garda was acting "in the course of his duty", despite not being on duty; but that, as he was in plain clothes, the Murrays did not know he was a Garda; and so, while there was intent ( mens rea ) to commit murder, there was no intent to commit capital murder.