Why Doesn’t Texas Execute People Anymore?

Why Doesn’t Texas Execute People Anymore?

end of executions in 2021 for texasIt’s official: for the second straight year, Texas will execute a grand total of three people. That became certain on October 20, when a Medina County district court rescheduled the execution date for convicted killer Ramiro Gonzales from November 17 to next July. Gonzales was the last person on the state executioner’s 2021 to-do list. The removal happened quietly; the Texas Department of Criminal Justice made no announcement.Texas, of course, is accustomed to doing things in a much brasher manner. Once upon a time, we had a well-oiled execution machine that efficiently dispatched legions of the damned. From 1982 (when Texas restarted executions after getting the okay from the Supreme Court in 1976) through September of this year, we’d executed 573 people, far more than any other state (Virginia, which…View Original Post

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