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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They executed a president as well.

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End. Fracking. Now!

California is already dealing with the worst drought in that state's history. So, the last thing residents needed was to learn that some of their dwindling water supply has been contaminated.

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