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  dylvez
 
May 3, 2006 11:41:26 am
 
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Okay, I waded through the report (one of the experts is a lawyer with an undergrad degree from Tech). The report doesn't say the fire wasn't intentionally set. It says that the way the Fire Marshal determined that it was intentionally set was consistent with the more current interpretations of the day, which have since been proven less than reliable. It also says that the only way to determine categorically whether the fire was started using an accellerant is through forensic testing in state crime labs, which were only just beginning to be used for that purpose.

A couple other things it mentions is that egress through the back door was blocked by a refrigerator and that Willingham was breaking window panes at the front of the house with a pool cue.

But nowhere in the 49 page report does it say that the fire was not arson.



sure, but could all of this not raise that pesky "reasonable doubt" thing? Oh wait, forgot it was Texas.

 
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  michael corleone
 
May 3, 2006 11:45:58 am
 
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Okay, I waded through the report (one of the experts is a lawyer with an undergrad degree from Tech). The report doesn't say the fire wasn't intentionally set. It says that the way the Fire Marshal determined that it was intentionally set was consistent with the more current interpretations of the day, which have since been proven less than reliable. It also says that the only way to determine categorically whether the fire was started using an accellerant is through forensic testing in state crime labs, which were only just beginning to be used for that purpose.

A couple other things it mentions is that egress through the back door was blocked by a refrigerator and that Willingham was breaking window panes at the front of the house with a pool cue.

But nowhere in the 49 page report does it say that the fire was not arson.



sure, but could all of this not raise that pesky "reasonable doubt" thing? Oh wait, forgot it was Texas.




For the ump-teenth time: reasonable doubt DOES NOT mean possible.

 
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  GordieHoweHat-trick
 
May 3, 2006 12:46:32 pm
 
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michael corleone said...For the ump-teenth time: reasonable doubt DOES NOT mean possible.


Well said.

 
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  clambake
 
May 3, 2006 12:56:24 pm
 
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Oops.

DDF posted the wrong link.

http://www.s5000.com/what_the_huck/807/death_penalty.php

 
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May 3, 2006 1:01:09 pm
 
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Oops.

DDF posted the wrong link.

http://www.s5000.com/what_the_huck/807/death_penalty.php



Wow, they hate Bush so much they called American soldiers "innocent". Big step for the left.

edit: Kerry must not have gotten the memo when he said we were terrorizing Iraqi kids and children.

 
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  GordieHoweHat-trick
 
May 3, 2006 4:00:00 pm
 
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clambake said...http://www.s5000.com/what_the_huck/807/death_penalty.php


My firewall at work blocked this website for the following reasons:

"Profanity, tasteless, gross."

Who gets to pass out the "tasteless" labels to internet sites?

 
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  Rasp
 
May 4, 2006 8:54:58 am
 
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clambake said...http://www.s5000.com/what_the_huck/807/death_penalty.php


My firewall at work blocked this website for the following reasons:

"Profanity, tasteless, gross."

Who gets to pass out the "tasteless" labels to internet sites?



Dunno, but if you find out, let me know. I could use the extra income and I've got a slew of candidates.

 
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IPTAY FAMILY said...
Look on the bright side....if he is innocent, he is with is daughters.

If he is guilty, he is burning like they did.



ZING!

 
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