In 1976, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed states to execute criminals again. This week, barring any changes in schedule, the 1000th execution will take place since the 1976 reinstatement. And it’ll probably happen here in North Carolina.
Fun fact: In the past 32 years, 120 death row inmates have been proven innocent and released. Most of them have been in the past fifteen years, because of advances in DNA as exculpatory evidence.
Where do you stand on the death penalty?