Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States Quotes

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"What cracks would have turned up in my character? What makes me think that I wouldn't have been pregnant at seventeen?" Chap. 1, p. 10

"I would not want my death avenged. Especially by government - which can't be trusted to control its own bureaucrats of collect taxes equitably or fill a pothole, much less decide which of its citizens to kill." Chap. 1, p. 21

"'The sad, terrible truth,' he says, 'is that if he and Eddie had killed two black kids, chances are they would never have been sentenced to death.'" -Millard Farmer, Chap. 3, p. 48

"Finally, Millard says, summing it all up, race, poverty, and geography determine who gets the death penalty - if the victim is white, if the defendant is poor, and whether or not the local D.A. is willing to plea-bargain." Chap. 3, p. 50

"Two brothers in two vehicles are now taking leave of each...

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