Just 39 executions this year. It is time for progressives everywhere to redouble their efforts in ending this barbaric punishment.
http://www.theguardian.com/commentis...rica-live-chat•The year-end report for 2013 Washington-based organization shows that there were 39 executions this year – only the second time since 1994 that the number has fallen below 40.
•Though 60% of Americans support the death penalty, according to Gallup’s annual poll, it's the lowest level in more than 40 years.
•Activity continues to be centered around a small number of states, even as others abolish the measure – 82% of executions are carried out in the south.