“I think Americans understand justice…In the state of Texas…you will face the ultimate justice.”
The biggest positive response at last night’s Republican presidential debate may have occurred when moderator Brian Williams, addressing Rick Perry, began, “Your state has executed 234 death row inmates, more than any other governor in modern times,” at which point he was interrupted as the crowd spontaneously broke into rapturous applause.
The Death Penalty Information Center lists nine people executed by Texas in recent years who were likely innocent.
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