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Resource ID: #8870
Subject: Death Penalty
Source: New Yorker


New Yorker recounts the story of Rickey Rector, a black man executed by the state of Arkansas in January 1993 for the killing of a police officer more than 10 years earlier; Rector, who had attempted suicide with a gun, failed to kill himself, but mentally incapacitated himself; details the political pressure then-Gov. Bill Clinton faced in deciding to execute the man, Feb. 22, 1993.

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