Q: Your state has executed 234 death row inmates. Have you struggled to sleep at night with the idea that any one of those might have been innocent?
PERRY: "No, sir. I've never struggled with that at all. The state of Texas has a very thoughtful, a very clear process in place--when someone commits the most heinous of crimes against our citizens, they get a fair hearing, they go through an appellate process, they go up to the Supreme Court of the US, if that's required But in the state of Texas, if you come into our state and you kill one of our children, you kill a police officer, you're involved with another crime and you kill one of our citizens, you will face the ultimate justice in the state of Texas, and that is, you will be executed."
As long as the death penalty is a focus. Why is it that murder of an adult does not carry the brevity of any other murder unless there is another crime involved? Why the incremental degree of difference in the Texas law? They have record numbers of executions, but, I found that reality odd. Why is an adult murder not treated the same and execution an exemption?