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Texas Should Not Have Executed Robert Pruett

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Update: Robert Pruett was executed by lethal injection on Thursday.
Robert Pruett is scheduled to be executed by the State of Texas Thursday. He has never had a chance to live outside a prison as an adult. Taking his life is a senseless wrong that shows how badly the justice system fails juveniles.
Mr. Pruett was 15 years old when he last saw the outside world, after being arrested as an accomplice to a murder committed by his own father. Now 38, having been convicted of a murder while incarcerated, he will be put to death. At a time when the Supreme Court has begun to recognize excessive punishments for juveniles as unjust, Mr. Pruett’s case shows how young lives can be destroyed by a justice system that refuses to give second chances.
Mr. Pruett’s father, Sam Pruett, spent much of Mr. Pruett’s early childhood in prison. Mr. Pruett and his three siblings were raised in various trailer parks by his mother, who he has said used drugs heavily and often struggled to feed the children. Wh…

Iran: The Selfie


Public executions are still going on in Iran and often there are people present with their smart phones, taking photos and videos of the condemned prisoners...

Source: Iran Human Rights


Public hanging, Iran, June 28, 2012. Some take pictures, some cry.

Children too are brought to public executions. Cameras are rolling.

Tehran, Iran, June 20, 2012. Just can't get enough...

Karaj, February 15, 2014. A day to remember. Some
take pîctures, some are dumbfounded, dejected, resigned...

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