Credit: File Photo, San Antonio Express-News / EN
There is no evidence that the death penalty deters murders. Here, a warden in 2000 is shown with the gurney in Texas' death chamber in Huntsville.
By: Fred Williams
San Antonio Express-News
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Last week, Connecticut joined with 16 other states and with the rest of the civilized world when it abolished the death penalty. But the very next day, Texas chose to remain in darkness when it executed Beunka Adams, making him the fifth victim this year of the state's anachronistic practice of killing people. If not for a last-minute stay, on Wednesday Texas would have put another human being to death.