Thomas Sowell has an interesting column in the Detroit News which compliments our August 28 post on Comparative Crime Statistics. Undoubtedly someone will be offended and perhaps confused by Sowell's assertion that "Millions of crime victims pay the price of the left's illusions about crime."
South Dakota Reprieve. The Capital Journal in Pierre, SD has this article on Gov. Mike Rounds' decision to delay the execution of Elijah Page rather than just direct the prison officials to follow the method prescribed by state statute. Among the critics is Jack Billion, the Democratic candidate opposing Gov. Rounds in his reelection bid.
Scheduled execution this evening in Texas. Derrick Frazier and Jermaine Herron shot and killed Betsy Nutt and her 15-year-old son with guns they stole from a nearby home. After the murders took place, Frazier and Herron loaded up Nutt’s truck with stolen property. According to this AP story, Herron was executed in May, and Frazier’s reprieve, granted earlier this year by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, has been lifted. Barring further delays, Frazier will be the 20th person executed in the state of Texas this year.
Florida Injection Case. The case of Clarence Hill, noted in yesterday's post on the Oklahoma execution, was remanded from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals to the Federal District Court on Wednesday. Opinion here.