Texas Should Not Have Executed Robert Pruett

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…

Indonesia: Airport Police arrest 2 drug traffickers with drugs worth Rp 39 billion

The Soekarno Hatta Airport Police seized drugs worth Rp 39 billion after capturing 2 drug traffickers, identified by their initials N and S, on November 10 and 11.

"N was the courier, whereas S was the supplier. The evidence includes 1,012 grams of meth, 2,944 grams of ketamine, 61,251 ecstasy pills, and 4,196 strips of happy 5. 

The monetary value of these drugs altogether is Rp 39 billion," said Soekarno Hatta Airport Police Chief Roycke Langie, as quoted by Warta Kota today.

The police first arrested N after carrying out a drug deal in Terminal 1A of the airport. The police then followed N to another transaction in Grogol, West Jakarta, and arrested him there.

The next day, N led the police to his supplier, S, in Tambora, West Jakarta. After arresting S, the police located his kost and found the motherload of his drugs stored there, thought to be worth Rp 39 billion in total.

Drug traffickers in Indonesia may face the death penalty if proven guilty.

Source: Coconuts News, November 17, 2015

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