It was a perfect weather day at the Texas Capitol in Austin Oct. 22, for hundreds who participated in one march and two rallies against the racist anti-poor death penalty.
In three emotional hours, love, solidarity, determination, anger, heartbreak and resilience filled the crisp autumn air as activists held the 23rd Annual Texas March and Rally to Abolish the Death Penalty.
A carload of people came from the Rio Grande Valley near the Texas-Mexico border and others from nearby cities.
The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a case this term that will impact whether the state of Texas executes Rodney Reed for capital murder – even though it appears another man has confessed to committing the crime.
Here is a look at the 194 inmates currently on Texas’ death row. Texas, which reinstated the death penalty in 1976, has the most active execution chamber in the nation. On average, these inmates have spent 17 YEARS, 6 MONTHS on death row. Though 12 percent of the state’s residents are black, 45 PERCENT of death row inmates are.
How many doses of lethal injection drugs does Texas have?
12 doses in stock / 4 SCHEDULED EXECUTIONS. (read more)