Is Texas Still Executing Mentally Disabled Prisoners?

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Denkowski loses his license, 17 men on death row may have their cases re-evaluated, according to the Alexandra Andrews: Observer. But some have already been executed. In one case, Denkowski first determined that an inmate was mentally disabled but changed his mind when prison guards found books in his cell. The inmate said later that he stacked the books to use as a chair.

Out-of-Control Security Guards Hamper Afghanistan Efforts

A convoy containing military hardware heads west to a Coalition outpost in northern Helmand province on June 17, 2006, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

“Trigger-happy” private security guards in Afghanistan are killing civilians and undercutting counterinsurgency efforts, reports today’s Army Times.

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