Contrary to the liberal wishful-thinking narrative, as reported by the Crime & Consequences Blog.
In her breathless, Holier-than-Thou article in the NYT a couple of weeks ago, Linda Greenhouse, a Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer at Yale Law School, told us that distaste for the death penalty had reached the point in the United States that “there is a widespread de facto moratorium in place, even in most of the 31 states that still have the death penalty on their books.”
This was despite the fact, which Ms. Greenhouse understandably never mentioned, that, up to that point in 2015, there had been 19 executions in the country, or one approximately every twelve days. Also omitted was the fact that, over the last five years, there were 206 executions, or slightly more than one every ten days.
Adding to Ms. Greenhouse’s less-than-conventional definition of a “widespread de facto moratorium” on executions was the one last night, as reported by Yahoo News.
This is the story:
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The latest on the scheduled execution of Missouri inmate Roderick Nunley, who was convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing a 15-year-old girl in Kansas City in 1989 (all times local):
A man who spent nearly 25 years on Missouri’s death row has been executed for the kidnapping, rape and stabbing death of a 15-year-old Kansas City girl.
Fifty-year-old Roderick Nunley died by injection Tuesday night. Of 20 executions nationally in 2015, 10 have been in Texas and six in Missouri.
Ann Harrison was waiting for a school bus on her driveway, 20 yards from her front door, on March 22, 1989. Nunley and Michael Taylor drove by in a stolen car and abducted her. They took her to the home of Nunley’s mother where she was raped, sodomized and then fatally stabbed.
The girl’s body was found in the trunk of the abandoned car three days later.
Both men were sentenced to death in 1991. Taylor was executed last year.
The U.S. Supreme Court says it won’t stop the scheduled execution of a man convicted in the 1989 kidnapping, rape and stabbing death of a 15-year-old girl in Kansas City.
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