According to a CNN commentator and a former White House aide (presumably under Obama):
Orlando Hall was executed last night. Hall was a Black man convicted by an all-white jury. He is the eighth person executed this year by the Trump administration. There were no federal executions under Pres. Obama, and Biden plans to end them as well.
Orlando Hall was executed last night. Hall was a Black man convicted by an all-white jury. He is the eighth person executed this year by the Trump administration.
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) November 20, 2020
Boykin’s tweet is race-baiting compounded with a lie of omitting essential facts.
The race-baiting is his statement “a Black man convicted [to death] by an all-white jury.”
A black man sentenced to be killed? Someone call BLM Inc. and organize some “protests.”
The lie is in what facts Mr. Boykin omits from his post. Mr. Boykin makes no mention of what this “Black man” was sentenced to death by an “all-white jury” for.
According to a DOJ press release, Execution Scheduled for Federal Death Row Inmate Convicted of Murdering a Child:
Attorney General William P. Barr today directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule the execution of Orlando Cordia Hall, who was sentenced to death after kidnapping, raping, and murdering a 16-year-old girl in 1994.
In other words that “all-white jury” convicted a monster who repeatedly raped, tortured, doused with gas, and buried alive a young black child.
Why did this “Black man” do this?
In September 1994, Hall and several accomplices ran a marijuana trafficking operation out of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. After a failed drug transaction involving $4,700, Hall and his accomplices went to the Arlington, Texas, home of a man they believed had reneged on the deal.
Mr. Hall took a child out to a car and raped her because he believed her brother reneged on a pot deal.
The man’s 16-year-old sister, Lisa Rene, answered the door. Although she was simply an innocent bystander, Hall and his accomplices kidnapped her at gunpoint, and Hall raped her in the car.
But that is not the worst of it:
Hall’s accomplices subsequently drove her to a motel in Arkansas, where they raped her several more times. Hall and his accomplices then took her to a park where they had dug a grave. There, they beat her over the head with a shovel, soaked her with gasoline, and buried her alive.
In October 1995, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas found Hall guilty of, among other offenses, kidnapping resulting in death, and unanimously recommended a death sentence, which the court imposed. Hall’s convictions and sentences were affirmed on appeal more than 20 years ago, and his initial round of collateral challenges failed nearly 15 years ago. In 2006, Hall received a preliminary injunction from a federal district court in Washington, D.C., based on his challenge to the then-existing federal lethal-injection protocol. That injunction was vacated by the district court on Sept. 20, 2020, making Hall the only child murderer on federal death row who is eligible for execution and not subject to a stay or injunction. Hall’s execution is scheduled for Nov. 19, 2020, at U.S. Penitentiary Terre Haute, Indiana.
According to the NY Times:
Mr. Hall, 49, was the first of three federal prisoners scheduled for execution during the presidential transition. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has said he will work to end the use of capital punishment by the federal government, reversing President Trump’s support for it.