Tuesday, September 27, 2011

High Tech Thomas Favors Low-Tech Lynchings


Famously, during his U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings, now-Justice Clarence Thomas decried his own "high tech lynching" when accused of sexual harassment of a woman who worked for him. (A recent check indicates this link isn't working. Oh, damn!)


But when it came to an opportunity to prevent the low-tech lynching of Troy Davis, now executed for a murder he probably didn't commit, Mr. Thomas took a pass.

More in the post, "Capital Punishment For Dummies," recently left at No More Mr. Nice Blog at the invitation of the blog's proprietor.


2 comments:

Buce said...

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2011/09/25/i-committed-murder.html

New York Crank said...

Go check out the link from Buce, above, which has an executioner whining that he's the one who really suffers at executions.

Oh boo hoo! The executioner may feel guilty (as well he should) but there's something to this argument that reminds me of a stern parent with a belt saying, "This hurts me more than it's going to hurt you."

You hate the job? Don't do the job. I wouldn't.

Yours very crankily,
The New York Crank