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Texas Executes 500th Prisoner

Convicted murderer Kimberly McCarthy was put to death by lethal injection last night, marking the 500th execution by the state of Texas since the death penalty was reinstated there in 1982. What do you think?

  • “Now is the time for that executioner to ask for a raise.”

    Gary Archuleta
    Jockey
  • “If they’re counting pansy-ass lethal injections as executions, that 500 needs an asterisk.”

    R. J. Magruder
    Gyroscope Repairer
  • “She must have been so honored.”

    Janet Ralston
    Unemployed
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