The United States Supreme Court has issued a stay of execution of a Texas man while the bench considers hearing the case.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday halted the execution of a black man convicted 16 years ago of a double murder in Texas after his lawyers argued his jury was unfairly tainted by racial testimony. [...]
His guilt is not in dispute, but Buck's lawyers claim he should receive a new sentencing hearing because during his trial a psychologist testified that black people were more prone to violence.
A psychologist testified that black people were more likely to be violent and a Texas jury bought it. After deeming him a "future threat to society," they sided with the death penalty.
I'm a little confused as to how someone sentenced to life in prison is a future threat to society, but I do know this -- they sure do love execution in Texas.
Find the comment section of any wingnut website of your choosing and you will find hordes of people calling for immediate death.