A good example of example of why the world is seeing Americans as assholes.
Texas set to execute death row inmate diagnosed as ‘mentally retarded’
Marvin Wilson’s planned execution draws spotlight on state’s lack of accepted standard for who qualifies as mentally disabled
A death row prisoner who has been medically diagnosed as “mentally retarded” and therefore exempt from execution is set to die on Tuesday in Texas, a state that rejects scientific consensus and instead applies its own definition of learning difficulties based on a character in a John Steinbeck novel.
Really, sanity is based on Steinbeck. How ridiculous and cavalier.
Texas is inhabited by idiots when this type of thing happens. The idiots are the ones that voted these mental retards into power.
“Texas, by contrast, applying its Lennie Small criteria, carried out not a single cognitive assessment of Wilson. It adduced no evidence and requested no testimony.” – The Guardian.
And Americans stand casually by and wonder why the world is beginning to hate them.