Friday, October 07, 2005

Ronald Ray Howard - Texas

Texas executed Ronald Ray Howard last night. Thirty-two year old Howard was executed for the killing of Texas Department of Public safety Officer Bill Davidson when he was 18. Howard's case is fairly well-known. His attorneys argued that Howard killed Davidson as the result of the influence of "gangsta rap" music and its anti-police messages.

Before his death, Howard turned to Davidson's widow, daughter and brother and told them he hoped "this helps a little. I don't know how, but I hope it helps."

I guess that's all there is to say. I agree with Howard.

"Gangsta rap" killer executed for trooper's death

1 comment:

Robbie said...

It helped me.

It helped me to know that our society, and our state specificlly, values the lives and service of those who have sworn to protect us (such as Officer Bill Davidson) so much that we make those who would attack them pay the ultimate price for those attacks.

It helps me to know that we value the life of a cop much more than we do of the degenerate animals who would strike them down in cold blood.