Well it is official. While I think there are others, a South Carolina pardon and parole board voted unanimously that the state wrongfully executed four INNOCENT African-American men in South Carolina in 1915. And, (shock!) race was a factor. In South Carolina in 1915, HUNDREDS of white community members tried to secure a pardon because they did not believe the men did it. That’s pretty extraordinary for South Carolina in 1915, dontchya think? But, they were executed anyway. I really don’t think there is anything else to say. The death penalty has really got to go. This isn’t even an interesting post because it is so obvious.
Admitted wrongful execution in the US