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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…

Man killed for being gay by ISIS

Murder of a gay man by ISIS in front of a baying crowd
Murder of a gay man by ISIS in front of a baying crowd
The man was thrown feet first into the middle of a baying crowd and left to die

Horrific photos have been revealed of a murder of a gay man by ISIS in front of a baying crowd.

Blindfolded and bound, the victim was taken to the top of a tall building. The man was then thrown feet first into the middle of the street and left to die.

On each photo, the caption reads: ‘The execution of the judgment of God on the acts of the people of Lot.’

These pictures were posted on a JustPaste page by the Islamic State’s province of the Euphrates, in reference to the river than runs through Syria and Iraq.

While it is not clear where or when these pictures were taken, human rights activists believe they originate from either the Syrian city of Al-Bukamal or the Iraqi town of Al-Qa’im.

Last month, the United Nations Security Council were urged to take action to support the victims of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

Jessica Stern, executive director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, said LGBTIs need to be relocated and urged countries to provide refuge and assistance.

ISIS have branded LGBTI people the ‘worst of creatures’ – something many Muslims have criticized saying these are extremists misinterpreting the Qu’ran.


Murder of a gay man by ISIS in front of a baying crowd

Murder of a gay man by ISIS in front of a baying crowd


Source: Gay Star News, Joe Morgan, Sept. 18, 2015

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