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(NPR)   In 2013, US executions dropped to their lowest rate in 20 years. What's the matter, Texas? Step it up, you pansies   (npr.org) divider line 36
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2013-12-19 11:26:26 AM  
In two hundred feet, execute a right hand turn . . . .
 
2013-12-19 11:58:08 AM  
We'll never catch the Chinese in overall executions, but thanks to Alabama we lead the world in prisoners executed by Truckasaurus.
 
2013-12-19 11:58:25 AM  
And, of course, without this disincentive, murder rates are at their highest.  That's what republicans told me.
 
2013-12-19 11:58:34 AM  
Dont worry, elections coming up in Texas.  Those numbers will even out.
 
2013-12-19 11:58:42 AM  
Texas is not a pansy state.  They're just resting up for the annual Valentine's Day Execut-a-thon.
 
2013-12-19 12:00:11 PM  

Prey4reign: Texas is not a pansy state.  They're just resting up for the annual Valentine's Day Execut-a-thon.


I thought perhaps they were moving from a "Pro-fetus" mindset to an actual Pro-Life one.
 
2013-12-19 12:03:39 PM  
We're running out of black males?

It's why I'm opposed to the death penalty. I personally know people who have committed crimes that have the death penalty.  They'll never be prosecuted or sentenced to death because of whom they pay money to.

Additionally, there are many cases that have been solved by finding an innocent person of color to put the blame on. Quickly.
 
2013-12-19 12:04:19 PM  
FTFA: The 39 executions were carried out in nine states. Texas had the most, 16, followed by Florida, which had seven. Oklahoma had six, Ohio three, Arizona and Missouri two each, and Alabama, Georgia and Virginia, one each.
Texas, the leader in executions, illustrates the downward trend. It recorded 48 death sentences in 1999. This year, it was nine, marking the sixth year in a row that Texas had less than 10 death sentences.


What???
 
2013-12-19 12:07:02 PM  
Depends on who's counting.
 
2013-12-19 12:14:31 PM  
Maybe they ran out of retarded people...PFFFT! Who am I kidding? It's Texas.
 
2013-12-19 12:18:14 PM  

xalres: Maybe they ran out of retarded people...PFFFT! Who am I kidding? It's Texas.


Oh you're beautiful!

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2013-12-19 12:19:53 PM  
Murder rates are also going down... Less people deserving of the Death Penalty.
 
2013-12-19 12:20:40 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: We're running out of black males?

It's why I'm opposed to the death penalty. I personally know people who have committed crimes that have the death penalty.  They'll never be prosecuted or sentenced to death because of whom they pay money to.

Additionally, there are many cases that have been solved by finding an innocent person of color to put the blame on. Quickly.


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2013-12-19 12:21:35 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: We're running out of black males?

It's why I'm opposed to the death penalty. I personally know people who have committed crimes that have the death penalty.  They'll never be prosecuted or sentenced to death because of whom they pay money to.

Additionally, there are many cases that have been solved by finding an innocent person of color to put the blame on. Quickly.


I would hang with different people.

/or you might end up hanging with them
//or by them.
 
2013-12-19 12:25:29 PM  
"sentencing" is not an"execution"
 
2013-12-19 12:32:54 PM  
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2013-12-19 12:40:55 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: We're running out of black males?

It's why I'm opposed to the death penalty. I personally know people who have committed crimes that have the death penalty.  They'll never be prosecuted or sentenced to death because of whom they pay money to.

Additionally, there are many cases that have been solved by finding an innocent person of color to put the blame on. Quickly.


Not an argument against the Death Penalty -- that's an argument for getting Bias out of every phase, including investigation, prosecution, and penalty.

I'm fine with killing more white people if it eliminates the Bias.
 
2013-12-19 12:45:32 PM  
We had a bunch of executions on backorder.  The factory is just now getting caught up to demand.
 
2013-12-19 12:47:19 PM  
Apparently this is happening because the drug companies are refusing to manufacture the drugs used for lethal injection. Something about it being in violation of European Union human rights laws, and so when faced with a choice of doing business in the EU or creating killer drugs for the US, these companies choose the EU.

So the prisons literally can't find enough of the drugs needed to kill people with.

I'm okay with this. No State should be allowed the power of life and death over a citizen.
 
2013-12-19 12:49:27 PM  
Does this count people executed by the US drone program?  Oh wait, probably not.. they're probably only counting people who were executed via due process.
 
2013-12-19 12:50:34 PM  
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Is that all you got you pansies?
 
2013-12-19 12:52:43 PM  

MugzyBrown: Does this count people executed by the US drone program?  Oh wait, probably not.. they're probably only counting people who were executed via due process.


U R racist!

/y u h8 obama?!
 
2013-12-19 01:03:49 PM  

willsomebody: FTFA: The 39 executions were carried out in nine states. Texas had the most, 16, followed by Florida, which had seven. Oklahoma had six, Ohio three, Arizona and Missouri two each, and Alabama, Georgia and Virginia, one each.
Texas, the leader in executions, illustrates the downward trend. It recorded 48 death sentences in 1999. This year, it was nine, marking the sixth year in a row that Texas had less than 10 death sentences.


What???


See the bolded parts: Texas sent 9 people to death row this year, while carrying out 16 executions on people who had already been on death row. Or at least, that's how it reads to me.
 
2013-12-19 01:05:16 PM  
It should be zero.

It's time to end murder by the state.
 
2013-12-19 01:08:43 PM  
Well state sanctioned ones atleast.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36807.htm">http://ww w.informationclearinghouse.info/article36807.htm

Paging Mr. Todashev
 
2013-12-19 01:23:56 PM  
Now that the 1% have it all, there is nothing left to steal. Crime doesn't pay any more.

But don't worry. They will continue to make more things pointlessly illegal and to build and fill prisons as fast as they can. It's profitable. Especially to the 1%. There will always be sub-minimum wage work in prison guarding and institutional service delivery. Hey, even the prisoners get 8 cents an hour for a full work day.
 
2013-12-19 01:29:26 PM  
Can't find drugs for lethal injections?  Public hangings would work and there's no shortage of rope.
It's not state sponsored murder, it's sending defective merchandise back to the manufacturer.
Texas is sending a female version (Kimberly Cargill) back in a couple of months.
 
2013-12-19 01:31:32 PM  
Omg stop the death penalty!

Step it up Texas you pansies!

/libs just like to biatch
 
2013-12-19 02:21:31 PM  
It's not our fault, subby! We're running out of the juice..
 
2013-12-19 02:24:27 PM  
Clearly it's working.
 
2013-12-19 05:58:36 PM  

johncb76006: Can't find drugs for lethal injections?  Public hangings would work and there's no shortage of rope.
It's not state sponsored murder, it's sending defective merchandise back to the manufacturer.
Texas is sending a female version (Kimberly Cargill) back in a couple of months.


I'm not a believer in lethal injections. Just need a hanging expert. Even if they don't get it right (to snap your neck) then the other options are popping your head off or strangling. Either of those are probably preferable to an incorrectly applied lethal injection.
 
2013-12-19 06:31:16 PM  
The year isn't over yet.  Florida may execute a guy on or after December 27.

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2013/12/florida-supreme -c ourt-approves-new-execution-drug.html

johncb76006: Public hangings would work and there's no shortage of rope.

An excellent way to keep hundreds of postconviction criminal defense lawyers employed for years making Eighth Amendment arguments.

(facepalm)
 
2013-12-19 07:39:11 PM  

elchupacabra: Additionally, there are many cases that have been solved by finding an innocent person of color to put the blame on. Quickly.

Not an argument against the Death Penalty -- that's an argument for getting Bias out of every phase, including investigation, prosecution, and penalty.


Well, good luck with  that! I'm sure we'll have that problem licked by the time we get around the the heat death of the cosmos. In the meanwhile, let's put a moratorium of the death penalty.

/ Why did you capitalize "bias"? Is it the anthropomorphic personification of bias?
 
2013-12-19 09:12:55 PM  
The dip in Texas capital convictions is largely due to a number of counties that were previously big on it realizing that life without parole costs about 1/3rd of what a capital case does even with the expedited appeals process in Texas. One rural county had a particularly egregious murder a few years ago but the prosecutor refued to seek a capital conviction because it would have cost him 80% of his annual budget for the next n years to do it and he figured he could better use the money trying to resolve lots of other trials.
 
2013-12-19 11:39:40 PM  

DarkVader: It should be zero.

It's time to end murder by the state.


"Capital punishment turns the state into a murderer. But imprisonment turns the state into a gay dungeon-master." -- Emo Philips
 
2013-12-20 10:08:20 PM  
Why is this spiffy? I would rather read about it being at an all time high. We are paying too much for people to live in prison.
 
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