Admitted wrongful execution in the US

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.

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