With Texas facing its 500th execution since the death penalty was reinstated, do you believe this is a useful tool in our criminal justice system? Or, is it time to set it aside? If it is retained, should we push for statewide uniformity on when and how it is applied? Are there enough safeguards to ensure we don’t execute an innocent person?Send no more than 150 words with your name, home address and daytime phone to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is Wednesday for publication next Monday.