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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…

Libyan Muslims Throw Alleged Gay Men Off Rooftop

Screenshot from the video of ISIS militants throwing gay men off a rooftop in Libya
Screenshot from the video of ISIS militants throwing gay men off a rooftop in Libya
With the poisonous gas attack in Syria, the world is seeing once again the lack of respect for life of the innocent.

But just days before the gas attack another horrific incident occurred overseas.

A video of Muslim men throwing accused homosexuals from a rooftop in Libya was posted to Twitter by a local journalist on Sunday. 

The killing was done as a form of punishment for disobeying the Sharia law, a strict interpretation of an Islamic set of principles, according to Tarek Fatah.

The authenticity of the video was unclear, but in the 45-second clip, apparent Muslims can be seen chanting "Allah-U-Akbar" as they throw four purportedly gay people off a rooftop. 

The incident allegedly took place in Libya, and the date, as well as the victims' gender, were unknown. 

Towards the end of the clip, a bystander walked toward the unmoving bodies. 

However, it remained unclear if he was a part of the act since he stood on the sidewalk as the bodies dropped one by one.

Under Sharia law, homosexuality "is a vile form of fornication, punishable by death," according to TheReligionofPeace.com.

Source: Instinct Magazine, Adam Dupuis, April 5, 2017

Related content: Executed for being gay (Warning: Graphic Content)

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