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.