Gone are the days when people were publicly hanged for their crimes, but we don’t live in a better society. Just because criminals’ deaths aren’t on full display doesn’t mean they are no longer being slaughtered for something they probably did, but may have not done.
Since the death penalty was reinstated by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1976, about 1,500 people have been executed, according to an article from CNN. The Death Penalty Information Center notes that there are over 2,800 people currently on death row, which is far too many. That number should be zero.
Plans for a major revamp of the Hampstead Museum at Burgh House are under way to celebrate the 40th anniversary in 2019 of the Grade I historic Queen Anne mansion being saved from being sold off by Labour-controlled Camden Council.
But it will mean the launch – and success of – a fundraising drive to cover the estimated £100,000 cost of the enterprise, which will result in the museum’s permanent collection no longer being based in a chronological order over past centuries.
Overall use and public support of the death penalty is in decline. As of Nov. 8, 2017, 23 people were executed in the United States in 2017, the second-lowest number since 1991.
39 people are expected to be sentenced to death by the end of 2017, making it the second-lowest number since 1976, the year when capital punishment was declared constitutional again by the US Supreme Court.
Since the death penalty was legalized again in 1976 by the US Supreme Court, 1,465 people have been executed. Texas has accounted for 545 executions, over a third of the nation’s total.