Friday, February 24, 2012
Texas Justice! (Hang 'Em, Then Find Out If They're Guilty!)
I watched a really good documentary again the other day by Frontline on the state-sanctioned murder of Todd Willingham. It's really fun to find out about innocent people getting murdered and/or imprisoned by the state in hick Southern towns because of witchcraft and Satanism (the West Memphis Three, in Arkansas, and this Todd Willingham sucker in Texas). I like this kind of stuff because it's scarier than a horror movie where Satan possesses some hick schmuck and convinces him to move to the South.
Here's a link to watch it:
I especially like the fact that fire marshals, who investigate whether a fire is arson or not, are really just hicks who aren't trained and their determination of fact can easily get people sentenced to prison or executed. Fire marshals and coroners ... they don't understand science ... but they understand Satan.
And people make fun of the psycho-superstitious Puritans of Salem, Massachusetts. At least they had the excuse that they lived in the 1600's.
CORRECTION: Sorry, that's the wrong link, but one that does pertain to today's subject. Here's the corrected link:
The entire Orion Nebula in visible light.