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…

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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