There’s a federal jury in Detroit that will soon be deliberating over whether the killer they found guilty of murdering an armored car guard will get the death penalty. (“Debate swirls over killer’s punishment”). Defense attorneys for Timothy O’Reilly are now trying to convince jurors their client’s brain is so defective it would be unfair to subject him to execution: “They paint O’ Reilly, who is white, as a clueless misfit who so desperately wanted to fit in that he once put his hair in cornrows, joined a black motorcycle gang and denounced his own race.”
I don’t know how convincing that will be. Where I come from most guys like that end up becoming college professors.