Thursday, August 23, 2007

Texas Executes 400th Person Since 1982

The Houston Chronicle reports:

"Yesterday Texas executed Johnny Ray Conner for the murder of a Houston grocery clerk during a failed robbery in 1998. He was the 400th person to be executed in Texas since the state resumed capital punishment in 1982. "It's the 400th execution in Texas," said Hooman Hedayati, of Texas Students Against the Death Penalty. "That's really important because it shows how Texas executes people. It needs to stop. It's a barbaric practice."

Barbaric indeed. Say, who was that recent governor from Texas who, in his lust for blood, holds the record for executions?

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