1/3 of all executions in the US, since 1976, have been carried out in Texas!

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Texas Governor Rick Perry is America’s “Executioner-in-Chief.”  As The Economist points out in their latest issue – one-third of all executions in America since 1976 have been carried out in Texas.  The Lone Star state put 481 people to death in that time – and still have 312 people on death row.  Virginia came in second with 109 executions. 

In total around the nation, 1,291 inmates were executed since 1976 – and as we know today with DNA evidence overturning many death penalty sentences – there’s a high likelihood that at least some of those people put to death were innocent.

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Fletcher Christian
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They executed a president as

They executed a president as well.