It makes me wonder if anything any of them says can be believed.
Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins, the state's first elected black district attorney, made national news after taking office in 2007 when he declared that he personally opposed the death penalty on moral and religious grounds.
Now mired in a rough re-election race, the 42-year-old Democrat said he's changed his mind about the use of capital punishment.
"I came in with a certain philosophical view. I don't have that anymore," Watkins told The Dallas Morning News recently. "From a religious standpoint, I think it's an archaic way of doing justice. But in this job, I've seen people who cannot be rehabilitated."
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