Seeking a moratorium is the best strategy for stopping executions in Texas. It worked in Illinois, it can work in Texas.
From the Dallas Morning News today:
It's clear Texas law-enforcement officials and courts have gotten it terribly wrong at times, so much so that a moratorium is just as appropriate in Texas today as it was in Illinois in 2000.The full editorial can be read here.
Questions cry out for answers about whether flaws in Texas justice run so deep that the death chamber should be dismantled. This newspaper believes it's a system that cannot ever be fail-safe. While many Texans vehemently disagree, still others are conflicted over the matter. Experts and state officials must have the chance to address these issues without the death row conveyor belt moving in the background.
Lawmakers in Austin need to support a moratorium.