A local Dallas sports radio legend and self-described "ultra liberal" didn't mince words for the second time this week when he suggested what he thinks the justice system should do to the teens accused of the just-for-fun killing of an Oklahoma college baseball player: "shoot 'em between the eyes."
Randy Galloway, the 70-year-old host of ESPN radio affiliate KESN-FM's "Galloway & Company" afternoon radio show, couldn't hide his disgust after one of his co-hosts, Matt Mosley, detailed the successful drive to raise money to send the body of slain East Central University baseball player Chris Lane back to his home country of Australia.
"Bad story. Worst story of the week. Probably worst story of the year," Galloway said of the murder in his thick southern drawl. "And you know what, I couldn't believe it, on the text toy I got unanimous support in my proposal that even though these are 15-, 16-, 17-year-olds -- and all being charged as adults, thank goodness, capital murder -- but you don't even go to trial: you just shoot 'em between the eyes, all three of 'em. I thought that might be a bit harsh for some people on the text toy. About 50 in there with, 'yeah you're right.' 'Cause you are right. There's no rehab for that crap."
The "text toy" is the device that let's fans text their thoughts to the show. The reference was harkening back to comments Galloway made on Tuesday afternoon, when he first made the candid suggestion. At that time, he said he's probably the only "ultra liberal" who advocates the death penalty before giving his thoughts on how the accused teens' should be dealt with.
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Galloway, who is retiring at the end of this year, was a longtime columnist for the Dallas Morning News before joining the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He's been a radio personality for nearly three decades. During his 5,000th radio show in 2008, even then-President George W. Bush called in to congratulate him.