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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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“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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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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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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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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“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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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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