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No Second Chances: What to Do After a Botched Execution

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Ohio tried and failed to execute Alva Campbell. The state shouldn't get a second chance.
The pathos and problems of America's death penalty were vividly on display yesterday when Ohio tried and failed to execute Alva Campbell. Immediately after its failure Gov. John Kasich set June 5, 2019, as a new execution date.
This plan for a second execution reveals a glaring inadequacy in the legal standards governing botched executions in the United States.
Campbell was tried and sentenced to die for murdering 18-year-old Charles Dials during a carjacking in 1997. After Campbell exhausted his legal appeals, he was denied clemency by the state parole board and the governor.
By the time the state got around to executing Campbell, he was far from the dangerous criminal of 20 years ago. As is the case with many of America's death-row inmates, the passage of time had inflicted its own punishments.
The inmate Ohio strapped onto the gurney was a 69-year-old man afflicted with serious ailm…

ISIS execute two more gay men in Iraq

Iraq: ISIS militants execute 2 gay men accused of being gay.
Fallujah, Iraq: ISIS militants execute 2 gay men accused of being gay.
Islamic State (ISIS) militants have executed another two gay men accused of being gay in Iraq.

Photos posted on social media Monday (23 November) show two blindfolded men being thrown off a building in Fallujah on charges of ‘sodomy.’

In one of the images, a Sharia judge reads out their sentences to a large crowd of spectators.

One of the men is then thrown head first from the roof of the building by masked jihadis. The last image shows the crumpled bodies of the two men on the ground below.

ISIS has branded LGBTI people ‘the worst of all creatures.’

The jihadist group executed four other gay men in Iraq last month.

Two young men were thrown off the roof of a building in Mosul under the pretext they were a gay couple.

In a separate execution, two ‘gay’ men, who were thrown from a building in Nineveh into a pile of cement blocks.

ISIS also executed nine men and a boy accused of being gay in Syria in September and have claimed responsibility for the killings of at least 30 other gay men.

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Fallujah, Iraq: ISIS militants execute 2 gay men accused of being gay.
Fallujah, Iraq: ISIS militants execute 2 gay men accused of being gay.


Source: Gay Star News, Darren Wee, November 24, 2015

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