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The Death Penalty In America

3 years agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Texas is responsible for one-third of all executions since 1976.
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Study: Two percent of counties responsible for majority of US executions

News : Field Notes (last year)

Just two percent of counties in the United States are responsible for more than half of the country's executions since 1976, according to a new report from the Death Penalty Information Center. The report, released last week, found ... Read Post

Texas set to execute man for killing woman, setting her body on fire

News : The Newsroom (13 hours ago)

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas plans on Thursday to execute Robert Ladd, 57, who was convicted of beating a woman to death with a hammer in her home in 1996 and then setting her body on fire. If it goes ahead, Lad... Read Post

The Supreme Court could avoid cases like this one if Americans abolished the damn death penalty

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (9 hours ago)

Huntsville Unit, the prison where Texas has executed more than 500 death-row inmates since 1982. The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday has stayed the execution of three Oklahoma inmates until it rules on whether the use of the sedativ... Read Post


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