Throughout his presidency, Barack Hussein Obama has made a habit out of putting criminal thugs above honest, hardworking Americans. That’s why it came as bad news to him this week when the Supreme Court denied a request from a Louisiana death row inmate trying to challenge the constitutionality of the death penalty.
Lamondre Tucker was convicted of murdering his pregnant girlfriend back in 2008 in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, and he was hoping SCOTUS would overturn his death sentence. According to Western Journalism, Justices Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg each dissented from the majority opinion and were interested in hearing Tucker’s case.
Breyer believed that Tucker received the death penalty just because he was a resident of Caddo Parish, an area that accounts for nearly half of all death sentences in Louisiana, despite comprising only 5 percent of the state’s population and 5 percent of the murders.
“Given these facts, Tucker may well have received the death penalty not because of the comparative egregiousness of his crime, but because of an arbitrary feature of his case, namely, geography,” said Breyer in his dissent. “One could reasonably believe that if Tucker had committed the same crime just across the Red River in, say, Bossier Parish, he would not now be on death row.”
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