Texas Case Accents Death Penalty's Inhumanity
Last updated 10/4/2021 at 2:32pm
Editor’s note: North Carolina is one of 27 states that currently authorizes capital punishment, though the state has not executed someone on death row in nearly 15 years. The following guest editorial originated with the CNHI newspaper, Sharon Herald in Pennsylvania, and was written by editor Jeff Gerritt, winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing.
Since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated capital punishment in 1976, Texas has exercised the law with singularly gusto. Its 572 executions account for more than one-third of the nation’s total.
Aside from executing the most...