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Why Texas’ ‘death penalty capital of the world’ stopped executing people

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Since the Supreme Court legalized capital punishment in 1976, Harris County, Texas, has executed 126 people. That's more executions than every individual state in the union, barring Texas itself.
Harris County's executions account for 23 percent of the 545 people Texas has executed. On the national level, the state alone is responsible for more than a third of the 1,465 people put to death in the United States since 1976.
In 2017, however, the county known as the "death penalty capital of the world" and the "buckle of the American death belt" executed and sentenced to death a remarkable number of people: zero.
This is the first time since 1985 that Harris County did not execute any of its death row inmates, and the third year in a row it did not sentence anyone to capital punishment either.
The remarkable statistic reflects a shift the nation is seeing as a whole.
“The practices that the Harris County District Attorney’s Office is following are also signifi…

ISIS cowardly thugs throw gay man off a roof as crowd watches below

Another man thrown off a building to for being gay by ISIS cowardly thugs,  in the city of  Rawa, Iraq, in January 2016.
Another man thrown off a building to for being gay by ISIS cowardly thugs,
in the city of  Rawa, Iraq, in January 2016.
Another gay man has been murdered in public by Daesh, the group known as Islamic State.

As part of its continued campaign of terror, the group has publicly executed hundreds of men accused of homosexuality, by stoning and throwing them off buildings.

The group often boasts about the executions online – showing the large crowds who gather to help stone the men to death and ‘celebrate’.

A man was thrown to his death in the Iraqi city of Rawa this week, after being accused of homosexuality.

He was led to the top of a tall building while a crowd gathered below.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron cited the group’s persecution of gay people while building the case for intervention in Syria.

He had said:”Let us be clear: people will not return to Syria if part of it is under the control of an organisation that enslaves Yazidis, throws gay people off buildings, beheads aid workers, and forces children to marry before they are even ten years old.

“We cannot separate the humanitarian work from dealing with Daesh itself.”


Rawa, Iraq, January 2016
Rawa, Iraq, January 2016

Rawa, Iraq, January 2016
Rawa, Iraq, January 2016


Source: Pink News, Nick Duffy, January 18, 2016
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