Hi Kim,

Thanks so much for all your kind words! I always enjoy reading your responses to my stories.

Yes, I am fully aware of just how common it is for states to execute innocent people. That 4 percent figure is just those who were *proven* innocent — I’m sure there are many more who were actually innocent, but couldn’t prove it.

And Texas is quite well known for its zeal for executing people. I’m in Arkansas, which is probably a close second. As soon as the moratorium was lifted, we killed a bunch of people in what was called a “mass execution,” in order to avoid having to order more of one of the drugs. https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/arkansas-state-wants-to-execute-eight-men-on-death-row-in-10-days-for-one-reason/news-story/a2f6442ae1476d1c6e6778ed80c90dda

In the true-crime community, there are a lot of people who want to see killers executed, and I understand why. But I’m interested in crime because I actually care about people and value human life. How can we say that killers are so terrible, if we engage in killing as well? Isn’t that what is supposed to separate us from them, our valuing human life?

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