International Coverage of Death Penalty Decline Rates in Texas

With the Supreme Court stay of Hank Skinner’s execution on March 24, 2010 much attention has been drawn to the capital punishment system in Texas and recent trends which may suggest a slow death of the institution. An article by BBC News “Is the death penalty on death row?” (March 30, 2010) cites the steady […]

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In-depth Look at Recent Death Penalty Trends in Texas

The Crime Report, an independent non-partisan medium for issues relating to crime and justice, published an article on March 7, 2010 called “The Death Penalty in Texas: A Change in Heart?” The article focuses on recent trends in Texas regarding the decreasing number of death sentences across the state, most notably in Harris County. Harris […]

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"Time for Texas to kill death penalty" reports University of Houston student newspaper

A March 1, 2010 article in the University of Houston student newspaper The Daily Cougar sites the misconceptions regarding the effectiveness, cost, and ethics behind the administering of the death penalty in Texas. “To be clear, justice is something everyone wants. No perfect system exists, but Texans should demand solutions from their elected officials within […]

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