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Tennessee lawmaker Rep. Dennis Powers introduced House Bill 1245 to add death by firing squad as a method of execution in the state. Last week, the bill was amended to offer inmates on death row a different execution method. HB1245 was originally a death-by-electrocution bill. Rep. Paul Sherrell added to the controversy when he agreed with the bill— suggesting lynching as another possible execution method.
In this video clip, Karen Hunter reflects on the Jim Crow era and mulls over whether or not Jim Crow ever truly ended.