Texas Exceeded Only By Itself

Since the US brought back capital punishment in the 1970s, the county has sent 129 men and women to the death chamber, more than any entire state except the rest of Texas.

(“Why a Texas county had a radical rethink on crime,” http://www.bbc.co.uk)

It appears that Harris County has donated more persons to the Huntsville death chamber 70 miles north of Houston than any of the 49 other states — except for the rest of Texas itself. Whatever the sum pointed to by the curiously inverted citation, calculating it is a dismal exercise.

On the plus side, the article’s theme is how liberal forces in Houston have recently overcome, for the moment, red-state headwinds in order to improve the local justice system.

(c) 2020 JMN

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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1 Response to Texas Exceeded Only By Itself

  1. Eric Wayne says:

    I’m surprised anyone supports the death penalty. Perhaps it really depends on who’s getting it. If you could get the death penalty for white-collar crime, we might see a lot less support for it among the conservatives, and more among the liberals, with members the radical left clamoring for it.


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