Executed Today is a daily chronicle — each day the story of an historical execution that took place on this date, and the story behind it.
Execution as a category seems to be limited to lives taken by the duly constituted authorities in a given time and place with the appropriate forms observed. I did see what looked like a legalized lynching of a black man, William Johnson, by Union forces in the civil war. I did not see on the blog any executions or legalized lynching, or even torture, following upon or preceding secret US Military Tribunals in the present day. My sense is that if such procedures were to be privatized we as taxpayers would get a better deal.