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Strange Fruit Part Two: They Want To Legalize Lynching

The return of strange and bitter crops

A noose hanging in the Austin County Jail Museum in Bellville, TX. Patrick Feller from Humble, Texas, USA, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

On February 28, in the year 2023, the Tennessee House Criminal Justice Committee was having a polite conversation about how to kill death row inmates. As they were discussing executing inmates by firing squad, a method not allowed in Tennessee or in any other civilized society, Representative Paul Sherrell…



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