[Marxism] Texas kills man with IQ of 61

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Mon Aug 13 21:38:41 MDT 2012


Texas executed a man convicted of killing a police informant on Tuesday
after the US Supreme Court rejected claims that he was too mentally
impaired to face the death penalty.

Marvin Wilson's lawyers pointed to a 2004 test which gave him an IQ of 61,
below the US's usual "minimum competency standard" of 70.

Texan attorneys said the test finding was not consistent with "other

Defence lawyer Lee Kovarsky said it was "outrageous" that the state
utilised "unscientific guidelines" to determine who is exempt from

“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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