[NOTE: Georgia did in fact execute John Wayne Conner on Friday, thereby ending the reprieve from executions in this country.]
—-Although nearly 3,000 people are on death row in America, there has not been an execution in the country for 2 months – and few executions are expected in the coming months.
Continue reading: Buzzfeed
Please watch this shocking 4 minute YouTube video about racism and how African American defendants are treated in South Carolina and especially in Lexington County.
I grew up idolizing my brother. Then he killed a man.
Drive the backroads of South Carolina to the small town of Ridgeville, and you’ll be greeted by a large, handmade sign reading “Your sins killed Jesus” amid the pine forests and small barns. I grew up traveling those roads but only recently noticed the sign, long after I had stopped caring about sin and consequence or what either of those things means.
Continue reading: The Marshall Project
. . . They are: Joe Freeman Britt of Robeson County, North Carolina; Donnie Myers of Lexington, South Carolina; . . .
Please read the article at the Guardian and the report from Harvard Law School’s Fair Punishment Project.