Yes, in Texas, prosecutors can pursue the death penalty for some types of crimes.
We can strap human beings to a table, inject them with a chemical cocktail that anesthetizes, paralyzes, and triggers cardiac arrest, resulting in what some would call a "humane death."
Texas can hope new technologies won't exonerate these men and women in the future. We can look the other way from all the inequities in death sentencing by race and economic class.
We can even punish people with lethal injection and feel justified that ... well, at least we're not hanging, electrocuting or standing them in front of a firing squad...
...but we don't have to.
Just because you can do something in Texas doesn't mean it's the right thing to do.
Rick Reed is the only candidate for Travis County District Attorney who has pledged to halt the practice of seeking the death penalty.
Rick Reed is positioned to win this race and strike a major blow against the death penalty in Texas.
Only one thing stands in his way — getting this television ad on the air. Unfortunately, many Travis County voters will never hear Rick Reed's message...
...unless we have your help. TAKE ACTION TODAY!
If 199 other opponents of the death penalty will join me and contribute just $100 to the Rick Reed campaign, we can purchase the television time we need to get our message in front of Travis County voters.
Go online now and make a secure contribution with a credit card. $100 is ideal, any amount will help.
Forward this message to others you know who care about this issue. Ask them to also help.
Because we can do something about the death penalty in Texas ... and it's the right thing to do.
Democrat Rick Reed for Travis County District Attorney
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