Started by ScoopD (aka: Pam), June 15, 2008, 10:01:39 PM
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oh if only we could... PTO makes me sick, all those women over there masturbating and drolling over the most vile criminals on the planet.. YUK!
If Texas go ahead with her execution, Linda will die because she had a bad lawyer, and because the British Government was not given the chance to help her at a time when it could have made a difference.
In 1988 Linda was raped in a University of Houston car park. The rape resulted in a pregnancy and Linda gave birth to a baby girl (born 23 June 1989) who was given up for adoption. Linda felt a deep sense of shame and concealed the rape and the pregnancy from her family. Two months prior to giving birth, Linda's beloved father died, Linda was distraught. Later, she found herself in an abusive relationship and was a victim of domestic violence.
In Houston, she was approached by the police because the man she was dating at that time was, unknown to her, a drug dealer. She became a confidential informant (CI), passing on information about dealers and occasionally making test purchases of drugs on behalf of the Drugs Enforcement Administration (DEA). As a result of this work, she claims, she inevitably made a number of enemies.
... in 1992, Carty was arrested for auto theft when she rented a car that she never paid for or returned. To rent the car, Carty identified herself as an FBI agent, so the FBI also investigated her for impersonating an officer. Carty pleaded guilty and was placed on a ten-year term of probation (she was still on probation when arrested for murdering Rodriguez). The state agreed to dismiss the auto theft charge if Carty would act as an informant. Although she provided information leading to two arrests, her supervising officer concluded that she was an uncontrollable informant. Her service came to an end when she was arrested on drug charges. Police officers had been observing a large drug transaction when Carty entered the house under observation with a package. When she left, the police followed her. She led them on a high-speed chase. During the chase, Carty attempted to run over an officer. The police eventually recovered two pistols, $3,900 in cash, and fifty pounds of marijuana from her car.
After Linda's conviction, investigators from Reprieve visited St Kitts and learnt that she was still remembered as a passionate teacher who frequently held extra classes for children with special needs.
Her supporters have played a tape of her begging for her life, and a cardboard cut out of her was erected on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square during the recent innovative living artwork exhibition.
That kind of art exhibition is something I could really get behind.