A website for exploring the last statements of people executed by the State of Texas.
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Last Statement

This is a site which scrapes the last statements of people executed by the State of Texas from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice website.

On the front page, it shows a grid of 16 common sentiments found in the statements (e.g. Apologized to victim’s family, Admitted guilt, Proclaimed innocence). By clicking sentiments, you can filter and view matching statements.

It also powers a Twitter bot which posts excerpts from the statements on the anniversary of the execution (up to four per day). An RSS feed publishes entire statements as they become available.

The code may be of interest to people getting started with Flask, Beautiful Soup, AngularJS, or D3.js.

(The live site is here.)