“I remember him seeing walk around the house like a shell of a man for more than a week, his eyes hollowed out and a blank look on his face. I’d heard that someone was set for execution, common fodder over the dinner table at my childhood home, but I hadn’t asked any questions. It’s frightening to be a child and see one act transform a firm, powerful man into a despondent figure going through the motions of his life.” Christopher Connor on what he learned from his father who spent 21 years as the chief special prosecutor for the Montana Attorney General. A Kinder Way to Kill.

+ “The prospect of incarcerating, disenfranchising, and ultimately executing white humans at the same rate as black humans makes makes very little sense. Disproportion is the point.” Ta-Nehisi Coates: The Inhumanity of the Death Penalty.