The Execution of Justice

This past Wednesday the state of Texas executed its 500th prisoner since the Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty was Constitutional in 1976. The landmark was a cause for introspection by some about the necessity and the efficacy of the death penalty as justice, punishment, and deterrent. In 1997 Kimberly McCarthy was convicted of robbing and murdering her 71-year-old neighbor. The robbery of the neighbor’s jewelry is what eventually led to McCarthy’s arrest and conviction. It was brutal Read more […]