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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…

Saudi YouTube stars call for gays to be executed in ‘the most horrific ways possible’

Saudi Arabia: Homophobia and hate speech in a shocking video.
Popular Saudi Arabian YouTubers posted a shockingly homophobic video to YouTube – which was removed for hate speech.

The clip was uploaded by Fe2aFala – popular Arabic vloggers who have more than 500,000 subscribers, racking up over 45 million views

In a shocking video uploaded to the video site, the young men rant about “Deviant marriage in Riyadh”, apparently after a local raid of a ceremonial gay wedding.

They added: “We would like to thank the police for beating their asses.”

The vloggers play a clip appearing to show two “deviants” getting married – accompanied by an on-screen emoji poo.

The men continue to insist that gays are “disgusting and nasty”, asking Allah to send his “godly wrath” upon them.

The men then discuss whether gays are “mentally ill” and needing a “cure” – or whether they are “animals” who need to be “executed in the most horrific ways”.

After outcry, YouTube took action to pull the video, with a message now explaining: “This video has been removed for violating YouTube’s policy on hate speech.”

An LGBT rights campaigner said: “I translated this video from the Saudi Arabian YouTube channel Fe2aFala for the English-speaking audience to raise awareness against Fe2aFala’s recent video dealing about promoting the killing and abusing of gay and transgender people, the issue has aroused after the unorganized gay marriage that happened recently in Saudi Arabia.”

Watch the re-uploaded clip below (Saudi Arabia Human Rights account):





Source: Pink News, Nick Duffy, Feb. 12, 2016
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