SECTION 4(d) The Death Penalty

4.6 How much confidence do you have that death penalty system in Texas:

A lot of Confidence

Some Confidence

Little Confidence

No Confidence

 

protects innocent people from being executed

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is being imposed fairly on poor people

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is imposed fairly on members of minority groups;

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4.7 How confident are you that people charged with capital murder in Texas receive competent legal representation during their trial?

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4.8 How confident are you that people convicted of capital crimes in Texas have acceptable levels of access to the appeal process?

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4.9 Do you think there should be a “moratorium”’ on Texas's executions (a period of time during which there are no people executed in Texas) until the system can be studied to make sure the system:

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No

protects innocent people from being executed?

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is being imposed fairly on poor people?

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is imposed fairly on members of minority groups?

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insures that people charged with capital crimes get competent legal representation during their trials?

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insures that people convicted of capital crimes have acceptable levels of access to the appeal process?

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4.10 Do you think Texas should enact a law specifically prohibiting the execution of mentally retarded offenders?

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4.11 Do you support the death penalty for the crime of murder?

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4.12 Would you support a law establishing a “true life sentence without the possibility for parole” as an option in addition to retaining the death penalty?

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4.13 Would you support a law establishing a “true life sentence without the possibility for parole” that would replace the death penalty?

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