If He Was A 73Yr Old Former White Banker, Would They Have Executed Him?

 

Black man exec 73 yrs oldHe was a few days from his 73rd birthday and had spent 36yrs on death row. Brandon Jones was a black man and the oldest on death row, yet they went ahead and executed him. Death row is much like solitary confinement and one could say Brandon suffered “double punishment”.

In my opinion, there seemed to be no sense of humanity (kindness/compassion) in his case. (r.a. intro)

PRESS TV   Posted Wed., Feb.03, 2016

The US state of Georgia has executed its oldest death row inmate days before his 73rd birthday after courts rejected his request for a stay.

Brandon Jones was put to death at 12:46 am Wednesday with lethal injection at the Georgia Department of Corrections in Jackson.

The African-American man had spent more than 36 years behind bars, convicted in the murder of a white Atlanta store manager, Roger Tackett, in 1979.

Jones’ attorneys had made late appeals to block the execution, including with the US Supreme Court, but they were all rejected.

Earlier on Tuesday, the US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals voted 6-5 not to hear before a full court Jones’ challenge of Georgia’s lethal injection secrecy law.

Critics say his case points to “double punishment” in the US criminal justice system where some death row inmates spend decades in solitary confinement before they are finally executed.

“Jones’s case raises questions of proportionality and discriminatory application of the death penalty,” the Death Penalty Information Center, a non-profit organization providing analysis and information on capital punishment in the US, said in a statement.

“He and his co-defendant Van Solomon — both African American — were sentenced to death… for killing a white gas station store clerk during a robbery,” it noted. “Jones denies shooting the clerk and prosecutors never determined who fired the fatal shot.”

There are now 75 men on death row in Georgia, which suspended executions for several months last year following a controversy over the drugs used in its lethal injections.

Source: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/02/03/448517/US-Georgia-execute-Brandon-Jones

About ron abbass

Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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