Japan hung (hanged?) three convicted murderers, bringing the number of executions performed this year to ten. In contrast, Texas has only executed one prisoner in 2008.
Japan is making their move this year, as it only executed 9 in 2007, while Texas dispatched 26.
And here I am living in a whimpy state that hasn’t killed anyone this year, and only 2 last year.
Disclaimer: Before y’all go and get mad at me, I must admit that I am actually against the death penalty. Just havin’ a bit of fun, here.