Friday, August 23, 2013

Executing the Insane: Scott Panetti Case

See the updated article:
Scott Panetti, TX Cowboy: Execution Dec. 3

One of our Americans with mental disabilities is scheduled to be executed on December 3, 2014. Scott Panetti's sentence should be commuted because he is very sick, plus he had ineffectual counsel - himself.
Thank you for giving Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill
 It would be illegal to keep a dog in a tight space 23 hours a day and gas or Taser him for barking. It would be illegal to put a dog in deadly restraint for control. That happens to mentally ill people routinely in the nation's correctional facilities. What happened to Larry Neal?
Mentally Ill Americans Need Dog Justice. Treat mental illness medically, not legally. Support the H.R. 3717 "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act."


Mary Neal said...

Just as I expected. I posted the video about Scott Panetti at Twitter, and it did not show up in my video stream. If the justice system is ASHAMED of the way the mentally ill are mistreated, why don't they stop?

All they seem to want to stop is our exposing it.

Mary Neal said...

(Austin Chronicle - Aug. 22, 2013)

Panetti Sane Enough For Execution

For the second time in nearly a decade, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Scott Panetti, a schizophrenic sent to death row for a 1992 double murder, is sane enough to be executed.