Why Texas’ ‘death penalty capital of the world’ stopped executing people

Since the Supreme Court legalized capital punishment in 1976, Harris County, Texas, has executed 126 people. That's more executions than every individual state in the union, barring Texas itself.
Harris County's executions account for 23 percent of the 545 people Texas has executed. On the national level, the state alone is responsible for more than a third of the 1,465 people put to death in the United States since 1976.
In 2017, however, the county known as the "death penalty capital of the world" and the "buckle of the American death belt" executed and sentenced to death a remarkable number of people: zero.
This is the first time since 1985 that Harris County did not execute any of its death row inmates, and the third year in a row it did not sentence anyone to capital punishment either.
The remarkable statistic reflects a shift the nation is seeing as a whole.
“The practices that the Harris County District Attorney’s Office is following are also signifi…

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Unfortunately people always kill other people... and what makes it worse is that justice is repeatedly delayed by a bunch of PC cocksucking lib-tards that wanna coddle and attempt to reform stone cold killers and child abductors....some end up on death row for drugs....which is pure stupidity on their part.....I applaud Indonesia and the Philippines for attempting to clean up their society despite the leftist backlash...the american people voted to keep the death penalty....enshrining it in some states constitutions.....So let's hope we can start up executions,by any method approved,..a good first step is to limit these condemned sick animals appeals so that justice shan't be delayed....

- Joe Wallace, February 26, 2017. (joewallace4189@gmail.com)


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