Judgment and the Death Penalty

By Derrick Johnson

I have been on deathrow for nearly six years by the judgment of a people. The Death Penalty is like fire in the hands of a child when it’s use is out of madness and not intelligence. There are burns that mark those who have not understood this tool in the cooking of the recipe of defending society.

But how can you intelligently kill the image and likeness of God? The passion to kill is undifferentiated then. If one man says: “I killed because I love” and another say, “I killed because I was a fool.” Is not the man of love more foolish?

When the affairs of other are being judged by those without the qualities of which makes one good in their judgment, then there is order being brought to faulty judgment.

So the administration of the law, the teaching of the people, the choosing of jurors, the nature and extent of punishment are called into question. Because the administration of the law is about leaders, their ability to serve, their ability to instruct, and their ability to balance the law fairly.

Because the people – who are called to help in the administration of the law – are put into positions of judgment over the affairs of other humans, leaders must teach the people. But that is not what is going on here.

When you pick up information about deathrow, somehow the script that has been written is titled “Terrible Monsters”. Your elected officials highlights the motto that the death penalty is for the “worst of the worst”, and that it is a “deterrent to violent crime”. Well how can a man nicknamed “The Green River Killer” by the media, kill 48 people and not receive the Death Penalty when he has been described as the most notorious serial killer in modern history? There are many people in prison population and not on deathrow, whose crimes are equally and worst than half or more of the deathrow population.

So that means that there is deliberate distortion about the use and value of the Death Penalty, and that there are deliberate choices being made within the elements if power. If you study the crime rate, there is no deterrent or relation to any decrease of any violent crime. The main reason: the vast majority of the masses don’t even know what constitute a capital murder (or a murder that carries the death penalty). So what is this deliberate distortion and choices about? Politics. And the political process is always about moving things around to maintain and progress your interest and personal advantage to keep tutelage, power and governance in your favor. When politics and the decision to kill a human being are mingled, this is a course of action for slaughter, because the life of the human is against political gain and celebrity.

So before a man is even tried in court, things have been rearranged and the moving around of things is still going on. The US constitution established in the 14th amendment - and the law of the state where my trial took place, in Article 1, section 19 of it’s constitution – an equal protection clause. So when every member of my juror is Caucasian and I don’t reflect that cross section, if leaders have taught the people, they should immediately wonder about this selection. Yet those who served as jurors in my trial failed to see any improper arrangements. But what if these jurors knew that the Supreme Court of the United States of America ruled in 2005 that Dallas, the city where I was tried, “systematically kept blacks from serving as jurors”, and discovered a history of this type of discrimination that stretched through decades.

Now, if I an “systematically keeping blacks from serving as jurors,” then I am convinced that the mindset of the people that I select to serve is set in a certain way.

In 2004 of Aug, a lady named Laury Robertson who served as a juror on the case of James Allridge, told the Houston Chronicle newspaper that she “regretted, almost immediately, her decision.” At his 1987 trial to side with the other jurors in finding that Allridge represented a “continuing threat to society.”

If leaders are teaching the people, then what does this next statement by Mrs. Robertson tell us about the people who we look at as leader, and the people they teach: “I thought I had to go along with the group. I was young.” That is ordered ignorance. That is a failing mark about the quality of the teaching.

To the Dallas Morning newspaper Mrs. Robertson says: “Today I would have stepped up and said No.” That man James Allridge is dead. I wonder how my jurors would unify to this fresh newness of knowledge.

A former lawyer of mine, Mr. Lawrence Brown said: “I have never seen a case of this magnitude handled like this.” My case was a “high profile” case, meaning it had media attention, but my trial lasted for approximately one week. My present lawyer Bruce Anton confirmed that of what Mr. Brown stated. Any man learned in the law can tell you that no case of this status should have been handled in such a way.

A wise man once said, “to be made a judge of the human conditions is one of the greatest honors that can be bestowed on a person. But when you are made a judge, you are in a greater position to come under the judgment of God.” He further expresses: “So when God says ‘Judge not lest you be in danger of judgment’, we ought to speak less and think more, and desire to know as much as we can about the circumstances, the event, or person, before we open our mouths to make a judgment.”

This is deeper than what a mans hands can dig. This is deeper than what sounds a man can make by moving his mouth. We are not deep enough with sound in our creation of judgment over human affairs or in the preservation of the human spirit to show its perfected selfhood and bring it here.

So I say to all of you, those of you who feel comfortable in your judgment about the Death Penalty, but without the understanding and those who think their judgment was correct. Don’t hide my execution like those of the hundreds who have been killed in the dark. “The one whom they sought to condemn will live.” Kill me before the people – these are the words of the Don Killuminati.

Derrick Johnson #999339
Polunsky Unit
3872 FM 350 South
TX 77351