Reuters is reporting that the State of Texas has just executed it's 400th convicted criminal since 1982 [Texas executes 400th person since 1982].
The Governor's office issued a statement in response to criticism of the large number of executions in Texas.
Texans long ago decided that the death penalty is a just and appropriate punishment for the most horrible crimes committed against our citizens.I suspect this is true. Texans probably do support the death penalty. That's not the point. The point is why are there are so many more executions in Texas compared to other states with the death penalty and why is the USA one of the few "civilized" nations to permit executions of their own citizens?
I don't know the answers to these questions. Does anyone else?