Inaugural Executions (Was re; International tribunals)

Philip L Ferguson PLF13 at
Fri Dec 17 20:50:01 MST 1999

Jose G. Perez writes:
> In the U.S. the Inaugural Execution (carried out the same week that
>Jimmy Carter became president) was of one Gary Gilmore, a white man who
>carried out a spree of mayhem a few days AFTER the Supreme Court
>re-legalized the death penalty and as soon as he was caught demanded to be
>executed, waiving all appeals.

I remember the Gary Gilmore case.

So the last two Democratic presidents have celebrated inauguration with
executions?  Didn't Clinton mark his inauguration with the execution of a
mentally-retarded young black man whose conviction was rather dubious?

Kinda like the last days of the Roman Empire.

Philip Ferguson

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