How Is Duane Buck Dangerous In The Future

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Duane Buck was arrested for killing his ex girlfriend and her friend. He was then convicted of capital murder afterwards. Capital murder is any murder that makes the killer eligible for the death penalty. For the death penalty to be executed, it needs to be decided that the murderer will be dangerous after his release. While deciding the penalty during the trial, Lorie Davis, the Director of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the prosecution, had evidence of Buck’s danger in the future based on his criminal history, his conduct, and behavior before and after his arrest. Basically, they said that his past actions show that he has no intention to stop hurting people and that he was too dangerous to be out in public ever again. The defendant, …show more content…

He said that, statistically, Buck was more likely to be dangerous in the future because he was black. This ruling of Buck’s future dangerousness goes against the 14th amendment. The 14th amendment states, “No state shall deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” Duane Buck war ruled more dangerous than others simply because he was black. He was not getting equal protection of the law because if he were white, they would not be sending to to death row. This could also have been related to the sixth amendment because although he was provided with a lawyer, his lawyer is the reason Buck might be sentenced to death. His lawyer brought in an “expert,” who said Buck was dangerous because of his race. This lawyer, who is now out of the capital defence business, has had twenty of his clients sentenced to death. This relates to the 2013 case, Trevino v. Thaler. In this case, a man named Carlos Trevino, was charged with the murder of a teenage girl. During the punishment part of the trial, his first lawyer, who was provided for him, dropped out because he could not find any meaningful

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