The Trump administration executed Dustin Higgs early on Saturday, two days after it executed Cory Johnson. The two Black men were the 12th and 13th persons to be put to death after the Trump administration brought back the federal death penalty last year. Six of the executions occurred since the November election. On Friday, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor criticized what she called the administration’s “unprecedented, breakneck timetable of executions.” President-elect Joe Biden is expected to halt federal executions once in office.
Cory Johnson and Dustin Higgs Are 12th & 13th Federal Prisoners Executed Under Trump
HeadlineJan 19, 2021