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Texas Has Executed Another Black Man
Afro ^ | July 19, 2013 | Michael Graczyk

Posted on 07/23/2013 4:18:56 AM PDT by YourAdHere

Edited on 07/23/2013 5:30:40 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) A Black, former Texas Tech graduate student was executed Thursday for a double slaying in Lubbock a dozen years ago. This was the 8th African American executed this year in Texas. There have been a total of 10 executions so far in Texas, the nation's most active capital punishment state. Vaughn Ross, 41, was condemned for the January 2001 fatal shootings of an 18-year-old woman with whom he had been feuding and an associate dean at the university who was with her at the time.


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1 posted on 07/23/2013 4:18:56 AM PDT by YourAdHere
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To: YourAdHere

You murder somebody in Texas, and we’ll murder you right back.


2 posted on 07/23/2013 4:29:31 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: YourAdHere

One down, but a WHOLE lot more to go...


3 posted on 07/23/2013 4:29:56 AM PDT by MarineDad (Wherever mosques and JDAM's meet, civilization benefits greatly!)
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To: YourAdHere

Texas has put down another black MURDERER.


4 posted on 07/23/2013 4:30:30 AM PDT by EricT. (This post has been recorded and cataloged for your security.)
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To: YourAdHere

The headline is wrong.

A black man wasn’t executed.

A Murderer was executed: He just happened to be black.

Execution is not unjust-—Murder is.


5 posted on 07/23/2013 4:31:20 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: YourAdHere

Had Zimmerman died, this would be Trayvon


6 posted on 07/23/2013 4:32:10 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: YourAdHere

“double slaying in Lubbock a dozen years ago”

That was a speedy execution...hope it’s a trend


7 posted on 07/23/2013 4:32:11 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: YourAdHere
Texas Has Executed Another Black Man.

Texas has executed another black man because another black man executed another human being. It's a simple as that.

8 posted on 07/23/2013 4:32:34 AM PDT by lbryce
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To: EricT.

Saw an interesting stat on FOX news over the weekend.

1) Blacks makeup 13% of the national population.

2) Blacks commit 75% of all murders in the US.

3) 93% of all blacks murdered in the US are murdered by other blacks.

Interesting data. Somebody call Al and jessie.


9 posted on 07/23/2013 4:33:47 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: EricT.
Texas has put down another black MURDERER.

A murderer is a murderer is a murderer. Race doesn't enter into it.

10 posted on 07/23/2013 4:33:54 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: YourAdHere

So....it was an African American was it?

No, it was nothing more than an animal that murdered someone and paid the price.

I guess the title should have read “murdering-American” instead of the word “black” or “African-American” to be correct.


11 posted on 07/23/2013 4:35:17 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: YourAdHere
Texas Has Executed Another Black Man

Texas Has Executed Another Murderer Who Happened to be Black.

12 posted on 07/23/2013 4:39:41 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: YourAdHere; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: Ross was executed for the slayings of Douglas Birdsall, 53, the associate dean of libraries at Texas Tech University, and Viola Ross McVade. McVade was the sister of Ross' girlfriend and was not related to the convicted killer.

Funny, nothing was said about Ross' victims: Douglas Birdsall and Viola McVade. Douglas Birdsall was White and Viola McVade was Black.

From http://urbangrounds.com/2013/07/execution-ross-vaughn/:

"Prosecutors say the murders took place because of an ongoing argument between Ross and McVade, who was his girlfriend’s sister. Birdsall, the Associate Dean of Libraries at Texas Tech University, was killed because he was with McVade, whom he had met that night. Unfortunately for Birdsall, his affinity for street prostitutes put him in the wrong place at the wrong time that night.

"The evidence is legally and factually sufficient to support appellant’s conviction. The murders occurred in an alley very near appellant’s apartment. Appellant threatened Viola with violence not long before she was murdered. Shortly before the murders, appellant told Liza to leave appellant’s apartment because he did not want her there in case anything happened. Liza also saw appellant wearing latex gloves, and a latex glove tip containing appellant’s DNA and Birdsall’s blood was found inside Birdsall’s car. Birdsall’s blood was also on appellant’s sweatshirt. Appellant incriminated himself when the police asked him about the murder weapon, and he incriminated himself to his mother."

Where is Reverend Al to tell us the truth?

13 posted on 07/23/2013 4:39:42 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: YourAdHere
The Texas Dept of Corrections maintains a rather comprehensive website on death row prisoners.Among the thing that can be found on it are the last statements of those about to be executed.Some don't make a last statement and some,as expected,use it to proclaim their innocence and/or to declare how barbaric the DP is.But a surprising number (surprising to *me* at least) use it to acknowledge their guilt and express remorse for what they've done.
14 posted on 07/23/2013 4:44:16 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit.)
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To: Bender2

“Where is Reverend Al to tell us the truth?”

Facts and truth are now immaterial.

What counts is tribal self-identification, and supporting your perceived tribal members no matter how heinous the crime.

I don’t think our founders ever envisioned how balkanized we have become...


15 posted on 07/23/2013 4:44:36 AM PDT by Tigerized
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To: YourAdHere

Don’t Mess With Texas!


16 posted on 07/23/2013 4:44:37 AM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew Obfuscation)
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To: from occupied ga
Texas Has Executed Another Murderer Who Happened to be Black.

And one of the victims was black.

17 posted on 07/23/2013 4:49:46 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit.)
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To: YourAdHere
This was the 8th African American executed this year in Texas

WHEN are we going to stop with the "african american" nonsense? None of these people were born in africa and I'm sure the ones born within the last 20 years have no damn clue where africa is nor can they find it on a map. No other race uses the "hyphenated" american. When was the last time you heard "a german-american, 5'9" tall wearing a yellow shirt" - "an irish-american murdered his wife", etc etc etc. All other races are referred to as either "a white male" "an hispanic woman" - what happened to "a black male"? I'm sick of this hyphenated crap!

18 posted on 07/23/2013 4:51:10 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: bert

In 2043?


19 posted on 07/23/2013 4:54:55 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: YourAdHere
"Texas Has Executed Another Black Man."

Texas Has Executed Another Black Man Murderer.

Fixed it.

20 posted on 07/23/2013 4:55:51 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: YourAdHere

I think God creates life, and God takes it away. I just don’t agree with the death penalty except in very rare circumstances. This is not one of those circumstances. I don’t believe he would have been a threat to the population if left in prison for life. It’s interesting to me that the son of the victim believes he should not have been killed either.


21 posted on 07/23/2013 4:56:52 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: YourAdHere

Texas executed a murderer who happened to be black. So what?


22 posted on 07/23/2013 4:58:35 AM PDT by Repulican Donkey
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To: V_TWIN

Al and Jesse surely know those stats. But they keep their machine going nonetheless.

It’s painfully obvious what the both of them are up to (as you know).


23 posted on 07/23/2013 4:58:45 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: rockabyebaby

You have to be liberal to understand all this hyphenated stuff.

When Gov. McGreevey of NJ was outed as homosexual and resigned amid a homosexual sexual scandal, the Human Rights Campaign told him to say that he was a gay American. As if that made it all better.


24 posted on 07/23/2013 4:59:58 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: V_TWIN

So, assuming those numbers are correct, blacks are about twenty times as likely to commit murder as non-blacks. I wonder if that will be included in Obama’s national conversation about race?


25 posted on 07/23/2013 5:03:47 AM PDT by Hugin (')
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To: Hugin

There’s still a long way to go to resolve the problems.


26 posted on 07/23/2013 5:06:07 AM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for SMALLER , HONEST government)
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To: BigCinBigD

Another domestic terrorist got what he sowed.:) Keep On Keeping On.:)


27 posted on 07/23/2013 5:06:40 AM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: YourAdHere

NNEEEEXXXTTTT....


28 posted on 07/23/2013 5:07:18 AM PDT by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms.....")
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To: V_TWIN

What makes it more egregious is that BLACK MEN make up less than 7% of the overall population yet commit more than half of ALL murders. Hey Jessy? Al you there?


29 posted on 07/23/2013 5:07:58 AM PDT by bubman
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To: YourAdHere
This was the 8th African American executed this year in Texas. There have been a total of 10 executions so far in Texas, the nation's most active capital punishment state

Yeeee HAWWWWW!

30 posted on 07/23/2013 5:09:38 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: bubman

What makes it more egregious is that BLACK MEN make up less than 7% of the overall population yet commit more than half of ALL murders.


You’ve also got to realize that it’s a small portion of that 7% committing those murders. Not every black man is a murderer.


31 posted on 07/23/2013 5:09:43 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: BigCinBigD
Ron White on Texas Death Penalty
32 posted on 07/23/2013 5:12:18 AM PDT by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms.....")
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To: YourAdHere

You just happened to be browsing Afro.com and ran across this story?


33 posted on 07/23/2013 5:15:21 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: YourAdHere

Did George Zimmerman pull the switch?


34 posted on 07/23/2013 5:16:35 AM PDT by Gamecock (Member: NAACAC)
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Another person who happens to be black committed a capital crime in a state that has the death penalty.

Whoa. Amazing headline.


35 posted on 07/23/2013 5:18:17 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: YourAdHere

Black and guilty, right? With due process, right?

How many blacks have been killed in Chicago WITHOUT protection from the state and because of family-destroying policies of the welfare peddlers?


36 posted on 07/23/2013 5:22:46 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: YourAdHere

Or more accurately Another Convicted Murderer was Executed in Texas.


37 posted on 07/23/2013 5:23:07 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: YourAdHere
"Texas Has Executed Another Black Man"

Yeah, so?

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

38 posted on 07/23/2013 5:26:03 AM PDT by wku man (Amnesty? No Way, Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsTUQ8yOI2c)
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To: Pinkbell

“I don’t believe he would have been a threat”

No point in doing it half way and taking a risk.

We’re now positive he wont be a threat.


39 posted on 07/23/2013 5:27:20 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: YourAdHere
Texas Has Executed Another Black Man

Texas has executed another murderer.

Buh-Bye!

40 posted on 07/23/2013 5:28:15 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: YourAdHere

The act defines the man, not the color of his skin.......


41 posted on 07/23/2013 5:33:55 AM PDT by ALASKA (Disgusted......)
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To: BigCinBigD
"You murder somebody in Texas, and we’ll murder you right back."

Justified legal capital punishment is not murder!

And the headline is racist. Texas executed another tried and convicted murderer.

If only the justice system were not so corrupt that they would indict, try, and convict the traitors we have in the White House, Congress, the Supreme Court, and in the Pentagon.

42 posted on 07/23/2013 5:36:55 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: bert

Nope. St trayboy would have walked. It would only be fair and just. And boost his street/gangsta/thug cred when he facebooked about puttin’ some whoop ass on some creepy ass cracka’.


43 posted on 07/23/2013 5:42:46 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: Pinkbell
I don’t believe he would have been a threat to the population if left in prison for life. It’s interesting to me that the son of the victim believes he should not have been killed either.

Are we a nation of laws, or are we a nation of men?

I don't know the facts of the case, but the perp likely could have cut a deal by pleading guilty to take the death penalty off the table.

If I'm right, he rolled the dice and lost.

44 posted on 07/23/2013 5:43:17 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Carl Vehse

This is why we have a long way to go in race relations...this writer thinks the color of the criminal is all that matters..not the crime he committed and was tried for and convicted...just his color....until this writer sees a crime as a crime...race relations will never change for the better...


45 posted on 07/23/2013 5:43:58 AM PDT by Youngman542012
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To: bert

Had Zimmerman died, Trayvon would be dining with the Obamas.


46 posted on 07/23/2013 5:52:52 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: EricT.

His race has nothing to do with this—he killed—he made the choice to kill—and now he has paid the price. Other states should follow Texas and exicute those who do henious crimes—black, brown, yellow or White. Texas should exicute more!


47 posted on 07/23/2013 6:01:23 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: YourAdHere

Oh no! Won’t we soon run out of black criminals?


49 posted on 07/23/2013 6:09:35 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Pinkbell

We in Texas feel different.


50 posted on 07/23/2013 6:13:45 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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